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By Caitie Bear|Categories: Disneyland Resort, Parks, Walt Disney World Resort| Tags: Appetizing Occasions, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Fantasmic, Hungry Bear, Star Wars
It’s never a bad time to eat! With Appetizing Occasions coming to a park near you, it’s always a good time! With so many dining packages and special events, we’re excited to share all the tasty treats that could be in your near future. Now try to get through this article without feeling hungry!
Fantasmic! On The Go Dining Package at Hungry Bear Restaurant at Disneyland park
When Fantasmic! returns to Rivers on America on March 8, enjoy some dinner with your show! This meal is on-the-go so you can continue exploring the park around you while you wait for the show! This dining package allows you to keep moving throughout the park while saving you a spot from some truly spectacular views.
Choose from one of three delicious entrées created just for this event: cedar salt-roasted sustainable salmon, barbecue chicken, blackberry barbecue pork riblets, or mushroom and leek frittata. Each of these dishes is served with a medley of wild rice and cranberry-apricot grains as well as kale and garbanzo bean salad. You can select any time after 3 pm to pick up your meal, at which time you’ll receive a voucher allowing entry to a reserved viewing area for that evening’s performance of Fantasmic! You can either choose to dine at one of the restaurant’s tables or take it with you to continue your magical day exploring Disneyland Park.
Reservations are limited for and highly recommended for this experience.
Donald Duck’s Seaside Brunch at Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
PCH Grill is throwing a seaside bash and you’re invited! Our favorite duck and the gang are offering an all-new brunch at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Starting on March 29, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you’re invited to join an unforgettable culinary adventure! This new all-you-care-to-enjoy brunch buffet will include popular breakfast dishes like Mickey-shaped waffles as well as a yummy array of lunch specials. The menu features everything from soups and salads to pasta, pizza, rotating seasonal options, and more. And for dessert? Indulge in delectable items such as ice cream sundaes, beignets with dipping sauce, and homemade bread pudding. While you enjoy your food, Donald and the gang will meet and greet around the restaurant.
“Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Over in Walt Disney World, end your day in a galaxy, far, far away! This delectable dessert party gives guests tasty treats and access to an exclusive viewing area for “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular!”
This party experience begins inside Launch Bay where you’ll indulge in delicious food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty beverages, beer and wine or alternative non-alcoholic soft drinks. During the party, explore Star Wars Launch Bay, home to immersive exhibits, an up-close look at costumes, models, concept artwork and actual props borrowed from Lucasfilm. At the end of the event, guests will receive a souvenir Star Wars novelty and end in an exclusive viewing area. Guests will be centre stage for Disney Movie Magic and “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.”
The menu includes Star Wars-themed cupcakes, freeze-fried chocolate-hazelnut mousse, warm bread pudding for dessert. Want something a little more savory? Red pepper hummus with smoked sea-salted flatbread, Cosmic Citrus Twist, and non-alcoholic Jettison Juice is also available.
“Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” is an amazing night time fireworks show complete with pyrotechnics, laser lights, and memorable Star Wars moments.
Appetizing Occasions at Star Wars Guided Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Enjoy all things Star Wars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with this all-access tour! If it’s your destiny to discover all the Star Wars adventures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this experience could be a real time “saber.” During this tour, you’ll get an exclusive guided voyage throughout the park with VIP access to everything Star Wars. This includes experiences such as reserved viewing areas for entertainment “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” and March of the First Order. Thrill seekers get a special ride through hyperspace aboard a Starspeeder 1000 on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and a delicious meal at Backlot Express. For even more fun, the tour includes character meet and greets, and a tour of saga-centric exhibits at Launch Bay.
Guests can also enjoy Meet the Makers and Path of the Jedi film viewings as well as bits of trivia throughout the day. Children ages 4-12 will also get the opportunity to train with a Jedi Master at Jedi Training – Trials of the Temple. And at the end of the day, you’ll gain access to reserved viewing of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” night time fireworks experience.
By Mr. Daps Categories: DAPs Tips, Disneyland Resort, Guides, Parks|Tags: Advice, Disney, Disney News, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, guide, Rain, Tips
Rainy days at the Disneyland Resort can be a lot of fun if you are prepared for them! When not prepared for them, they can become a test of endurance and positive attitude. There are a lot of fun experiences to be had on rainy days at the Disneyland Resort (check out our guide here).
Dressing properly for the day and having the right accessories can make all the difference in the world on if it is a good or bad day. Here are a few tips for showing up prepared for a good day at the Disneyland Resort when it is rainy.
Choosing the proper outerwear is incredibly important for a rainy day at the Disneyland Resort. The goal is to stay dry while still being able to move easily enough in and out of attractions. With that in mind, choose a jacket that is waterproof and practical. If you intend on hopping on and off attractions all day, a full-length trench coat may not be your friend. Instead, choose something that has a little extra length but is still functional. Shorter trench coats are a great idea.
As you pick your coat, pick something that will keep you dry and also keep you warm. Ideally, you want something breathable too so you don’t end up uncomfortable all day.
Another option, especially at Disneyland, is a poncho. The moment the rain starts coming down at Disneyland these seem to appear out of nowhere. They are under $10 generally but sometimes will sell out quickly so if this part of your plan, act fast!
Choosing the right footwear is important for a rainy day at the Disneyland Resort. Unless you don’t mind wet and cold feet and socks, pick something that is both comfortable and waterproof. The obvious choice is a good pair of rainboots. Quite often I will wear heavier leather shoes. This only works for a while before giving way to wet socks and feet though.
Most often, I find myself in a pair of Converse All-Stars with soaked feet. This isn’t the path I would suggest. Rainboots are the best, especially if you get a comfortable pair. They will keep you the most comfortable. There are also some really fun themed ones on Amazon as well.
In my humble opinion, hats are one of the most important parts of rainy day fun. Seeing that I wear glasses, a good hat can really make for a much nicer day in the parks. I prefer one with a good brim that keeps both my glasses dry but also keeps water from dripping down my neck if I don’t have a hood on. Most of the time I wear a Trilby into the park, sometimes I do swap this out for a full-on Fedora that has a bigger brim on it. If I’m NOT using an umbrella, I will go for something that is more weatherproof.
The other important part about enjoying a rainy day at Disneyland is layering. Personal preference is a large part of this but keep a few things in mind. Don’t wear pants that will act like a sponge and be uncomfortable when you get wet. It’s a good idea to look for pants made of wool, polyester, nylon or silk. Cotton is not such a good idea. Wet cotton will cling to your skin and stay wet. Look for pants that will dry quickly. Another option is to wear rain pants. There are also some lightweight pants that are either water resistant or waterproof.
For under your jacket, choose to layer in a way that will keep you warm but not make you sweat. You also want a fabric that will breathe so you aren’t sweaty and sticky all day. It’s often a good idea to go with a shirt and then a sweater or sweatshirt under the jacket.
Choosing the right socks is also important. If you aren’t wearing rainboots, you can look into some weatherproof socks. Wool socks are a great combination with rainboots. Just be careful with how thick of socks you get if you don’t want to be too warm.
The great thing about layering is that it provides flexibility. Generally, I aim for making sure that I have enough layers to keep me warm at the coldest part of my day at the Disneyland Resort. I can always take a layer off and put it in my camera bag or something but I’d rather not have to buy another layer while at the parks in an effort to try to warm up. Also, it’s harder to get warm again once I’m cold so I’d rather just not get cold in the first place.
Umbrellas are also a good choice on rainy days. However, be careful when using them. They can definitely be dangerous and rarely does a rainy day in the park go by that I have almost been poked in the face by one. Safety spiel now done, I do have to say I enjoy having an umbrella in the parks when raining.
There is something so soothing about hearing the rain hit the umbrella while walking through the parks. It also is the best protection (if the wind cooperates) for cameras and phones. There are different size umbrellas to choose from. If using a camera or video camera, a bigger umbrella is probably a better choice.
If you ARE bringing along your camera it is a good idea to make sure you have protected it as well. I have a cover for my camera to keep it dry. It may look a bit ridiculous, but it works. It is relatively inexpensive and I’ve found it to work really well. It is good with or without a tripod.
I also make sure and put the hood on my camera bag. The camera bag I have came with a rain hood that seems to work (when it is on). The downside is the opening and closing part while out in the weather. It also was relatively affordable and has been good for carrying camera equipment and also not bad for my back.
I would also make sure to have something to clean your lens and/or glasses with. Snacks are a good thing to have as well. Finally, always bring along extra batteries!
Bring them for your phone and also for your camera. If you forget one for your phone (or are a regular Disneyland attendee), grab a Fuel Rod for $30 throughout the Disneyland Resort. I have had one for about six months and loved it!
A day at the Disneyland Resort in the rain can be one of the best days or one of the most uncomfortable. Making it fun comes down to mindset and preparedness.
With these tips, hopefully, you will be set up for a magical day in the rain at the Disneyland Resort! We’d love to hear your tips as well for going to Disney in the rain. Share some tips in the comments below!
We look forward to seeing you in the park (especially if it is raining)!
By caitlynnoel|February 9th, 2019|Categories: DAPs Magic News, Disneyland Resort, Parks|Tags: Dining Packages, Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, World of Color|0 Comments
World of Colour has undergone some extensive refurbishments over the last year, and many have questioned when it would make its triumphant return to Disney California Adventure.
As many have seen in recent months, Imagineers have been feverishly working on getting this show ready for guests. It’s one of our favourite shows and we have missed seeing it during our regular visits.
While Disney has not officially announced its return, according to the Disneyland website, dining and dessert party reservations are available starting Friday, February 22nd.
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