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Reservations Open Today for Thanksgiving Day Dining at Disneyland Resort

posted on September 29th, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

It’s countdown to turkey time, and the Disneyland Resort chefs are planning some extra-special dining for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Here’s where you’ll find the big bird in the theme parks and hotels. For reservations, visit or call 714-781-DINE.


The biggest celebration is from noon-5 p.m. at the Disneyland Hotel ballroom, where the annual fall harvest includes Thanksgiving favorites such as carved roasted breast of turkey and prime rib, served with homemade stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, fresh cranberry-orange relish and smashed potatoes and gravy. You’ll also find salads, artisan cheeses, smoked salmon and cured meats, poached shrimp and king crab legs. Desserts include pumpkin and pecan pies, tarts, cookies, chocolate mousse and a chocolate fountain. Fall harvest buffet is $76.99; also a special buffet just for ages 3 to 9, $27.99.

Here’s your guide to Thanksgiving Day dining throughout the Disneyland Resort:

Disneyland Park

  • Carnation Café: Slow-roasted turkey with turkey-bourbon gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, apple-cranberry stuffing, cranberry-orange relish, veggies and a dinner roll.
  • Plaza Inn: Slow-roasted turkey with traditional turkey gravy and sage dressing, mashed potatoes, veggies and a dinner roll.
  • River Belle Terrace “Fantasmic!” Dinner: Slow-roasted turkey breast with stuffing, roasted garlic-thyme mashed potatoes, home-style gravy, veggies, cornbread and cranberry relish.
  • French Market Restaurant: Slow-roasted turkey breast with andouille sausage stuffing, Market potatoes, home-style gravy, veggies, artisan bread and cranberry relish. Also pumpkin pie.
  • Blue Bayou Restaurant: Slow-roasted turkey roulade with focaccia stuffing, roasted garlic, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, Cognac turkey gravy and cranberry relish.
  • Harbour Galley: Turkey tortilla soup simmered with roasted corn and black beans.
  • Café Orleans: Slow-roasted turkey breast with cornbread and giblet stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes, veggies, home-style gravy and cranberry relish.

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Mortimer’s Market: Turkey-shaped sourdough bread.
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant: Receive a voucher for “World of Color” preferred viewing with your choice of Carthay Circle Salad with heirloom apples, roasted walnuts, winter greens, bacon, dates and creamy citrus vinaigrette or Cinderella Pumpkin Broth with lemongrass-cilantro grilled chicken, caramelized onion and Tuscan kale. Entrée added: grilled Sierra free-range turkey with a Poblano chile and mushroom tamale, and creamed corn with turkey jus. Dessert, also a la carte, is crunchy butterscotch pie with cashews, holiday Chantilly and caramel.
  • Wine Country Trattoria: Herb-roasted turkey breast with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, herb focaccia stuffing, seasonal vegetables and orange-cranberry sauce. Also pumpkin pie.
  • Boudin Bread Cart at Pacific Wharf: Turkey-shaped sourdough bread
  • Pacific Wharf Café: Turkey pot pie soup in a bread bowl; pumpkin spice bread pudding.
  • Flo’s V8 Café: Rotisserie-roasted turkey breast with mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies and 0range-cranberry sauce.
  • Ariel’s Grotto: Slow-roasted turkey breast with turkey gravy, apple stuffing, orange-cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and veggies (includes voucher for “World of Color” preferred viewing).
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta: Pumpkin pie.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • Storytellers Café: Dinner buffet with salads and fresh fruit, roasted corn chowder, hand-carved turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, hand-carved beef, pan-seared salmon, pork loin, candied yams, sourdough bread stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, green beans. Also holiday desserts include pumpkin and pecan pies, bread pudding with vanilla sauce, chocolate pate, dulce de leche pot de crème.
  • Napa Rose: Chef Andrew Sutton’s Four-Course Wine Country Feast (wine flight also available); reservations and information, 714-300-7170.

Disneyland Hotel

  • Steakhouse 55: Starter course – butternut squash soup with crispy shredded skirt steak and maple clabbered cream; Entrée – roasted turkey Wellington, brioche stuffing, cranberry, Swiss chard, wild mushroom gravy; Dessert – trio of sweet potato mousse parfait, pecan cake pop and pumpkin whoopie pie. Wine pairings available. Also available in the Steakhouse 55 Lounge.
  • Goofy’s Kitchen: Turkey and herb stuffing will be added to the buffet brunch, along with turkey gravy, sweet potatoes and tortellini with pumpkin cream sauce.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Disney’s PCH Grill: Dinner Buffet – Cold selections include salads, heirloom tomato-mozzarella topped with creamy pesto & aged balsamic reduction, roasted potato salad with creamy mustard dressing. Hot selections include fried chicken, roasted sustainable fish, sausage and herb stuffing, roasted garden vegetables, mini smashed potatoes with cheddar cheese, spice-rubbed pork shoulder. On the carving station, herb-marinated roast and oven-roasted turkey breast are served with beef au jus, creamy horseradish, cranberry relish and brown gravy. Traditional holiday desserts include pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie, apple pie, chestnut-apricot flight, vanilla caramel and cranberry jelly, molten chocolate hazelnut crumb cake.

Note: Disney characters will not be in attendance for Thanksgiving meals served at Storytellers Café and Disney’s PCH Grill.

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MahaloWeen Returns to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel

posted on September 28th, 2015 by Rachel Bshero, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

Aloha, Tiki fans! Reservations are now open for the popular MahaloWeen taking place October 12 and 13, 2015, at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. Trader Sam has reached into the spooky recesses of his treasure vault to create a fun and tasty event, steeped in the wild side of Polynesian legends. Tribal masks, tiki torches and legends of gods and demons are all part of this one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration, along with delicious appetizers and drinks.


Mahaloween attendees will receive:

  • 2 drink tickets, good for either a signature Tiki drink (with or without alcohol), or a selection of beer and wine
  • Commemorative Mahaloween Kukui nut lei
  • Tiki print
  • 1 special edition Tiki glass – available only to Mahaloween attendees – as well as the opportunity to purchase the standard Tiki glass

Special Tip: The artists who created the print and Tiki glass will be on hand to autograph their pieces during the event.

Cost to attend is $150.00 per person (tax and gratuity are included). Reservations can be made by visiting

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A Mom’s Take: Benefits of Being a Disney Vacation Club Member

posted on September 24th, 2015 by Amanda Adler, Public Relations Manager

Summer may be over, but the summertime magic never ends at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida. This Disney Vacation Club Resort, located two hours southeast of Walt Disney World Resort, is a relaxing hideaway that offers warm sand and sparkling blue waters. And because it’s a Disney Vacation Club Resort, you can book larger rooms – 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and even 3-bedroom Beach Cottages – all with full kitchens, making it the perfect spot for an extended family getaway.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is one of my very favorite places, and Disney Parks Moms Panelist Juliette agrees. Watch this video to see why she loves vacationing there with Disney Vacation Club.

Want to hear more from the Disney Parks Moms panel? Follow along on the Disney Parks Blog as we continue to share Disney vacation memories from real parents.

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A Unique Point of View: California Streamin’ Slide at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Michael Ramirez, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

If you’re a fan of California Screamin’ at Disney California Adventure park, you’ll love the California Streamin’ slide at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Set on top of the boardwalk-inspired, rooftop pool, the slide resembles a classic, beachside roller coaster. The longest slide at any of our resort hotels, California Streamin’ is 186 feet of total wipeout!

For a fun perspective, check the video below!

Now that you’ve seen the slides at each of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort from a unique point of view (Disneyland Hotel pool slides here and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa pool slide here), which one is your favorite?

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Caption This: Minnie Sets Sail at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

posted on September 21st, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

This week’s “Caption This” image was snapped in 1991 at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.


Here, Minnie sets sail out on Seven Seas Lagoon for some Polynesian fun. This photo could sure use a caption. Share yours in the comments section below!

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Halloween Tricks and Treats from Disney Floral & Gifts

posted on September 18th, 2015 by Jean Volante, Manager of Dream Making, Disney Floral & Gifts/DEG

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s so much fun to dress up as a favorite character and celebrate the holiday “Disney style.” If you love Halloween like I do and want to bring the party back to your Disney Resort room, I have just the trick – or treat – for you!


Available at Walt Disney World Resort, Mickey’s Spooktacular Celebration feels as if Mickey heard you were visiting and prepared a party just for you. A light-up Mickey Mouse pumpkin sash welcomes you at the door as you prepare yourself for a ghoulish surprise.

As you enter, discover a welcome letter from your favorite pal letting you know what’s in store. Next to the letter, a large Mickey Mouse plush greets you with a one-of-a-kind keepsake character bin holding popular Halloween treats.

Nearby, a festive blanket, creepy candelabra, luminaries, cobwebs, hidden messages, activities and more fill the room. And when you’ve had enough of a fright, it’s just like Mickey is there to tuck you in for the night. Pillowcases featuring Mickey Mouse, along with other keepsakes, can be personalized with your name for the ultimate Halloween experience.


Mickey is not the only one who loves Halloween; it’s the Disney Villains’ favorite time of the year.


Available at Disneyland Resort, A Disney Villainous Halloween allows you to step into a wicked celebration prepared in the comfort of your Resort room. The Villains snuck in to … let’s just say, help you indulge in your “Villain side.”

Open the door to discover two creepy candelabras, a spooky woven blanket and a picture frame that set the mood for your “villainous lair.”

A Mickey Mouse “Trick or Treat” pumpkin glows in the room, illuminating a large black gift box that holds secret surprises. If you have the courage to open it, you’ll find a one-of-a-kind monopoly game and experience the dark side in a different light.

Check out the links to learn more about each experience. There are lots of Halloween fans out there, so just beware … these celebrations run out fast.

You can order online or speak to a friendly Dream Maker. Our Disney Floral and Gifts team is available seven days a week. To order for Walt Disney World Resort hotel locations, call 407-WDW-GIFT (939-4438). For Disneyland Resort hotel locations, call a Dream Maker at 714-781-GIFT (4438).

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Reservations Now Open for Narcoossee’s Waterfront Brunch

posted on September 15th, 2015 by Rachel Bshero, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

Imagine a blissfully indulgent, leisurely Sunday brunch with panoramic views of Seven Seas Lagoon. Relax and relish sophisticated flavors at Narcoossee’s Waterfront Brunch, which will take place Sunday mornings, beginning November 22.


Brunch begins with a specialty beverage—Champagne, Mimosa, or signature Bloody Mary for adults, a smoothie for children. A shared pastry basket is filled with house-made chocolate and traditional croissants, muffins, Danish, pecan sticky buns, Vermont cultured butter and seasonal jam.

Experience Narcoossee’s Waterfront Brunch Beginning Nov. 22 Experience Narcoossee’s Waterfront Brunch Beginning Nov. 22

Enjoy your choice of appetizer: Onion Soup Graitnee, Shrimp and Grits, Seafood Charcuterie, Artisanal Cheese Selection or Romaine Salad. For entrees, look for traditional brunch favorites, with a refined twist: Brioche French Toast, Lobster Eggs Benedict, Chicken and Waffles, Freshly Caught Seasonal Fish, Steak and Eggs and more. Complete your meal with a sweet ending—a trio of desserts.

Cost is $69 for adults, $41 for children, age 3-9. For Reservations, visit, or call 407-WDW-DINE.

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Stay at the Disneyland Resort This Season and Save with a Special Hotel Offer

posted on September 14th, 2015 by Michael Ramirez, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

If you’re looking for festive fun during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort or hoping to make magical memories with family and friends during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, we have a special offer for those interested in staying at one of our three hotels!

When staying between October 25 to December 17, 2015, you can save up to 20 percent on premium rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or the Disneyland Hotel, or save up to 10 percent at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, on select Sunday through Thursday nights.* Book through November 18, 2015.

Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort

Visiting the Disneyland Resort is wonderful all year round, but guests visiting this season will be delighted to enjoy these special, seasonal experiences. And with the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration in full swing, the resort continues to dazzle throughout the season!

Click here to book today!

*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights. Valid for travel between 10/25/15 to 12/17/15. Book from 9/09/15 through 11/18/15, with travel completed by 12/18/15. Savings on premium rooms are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Paradise, Artisan and Regal suites. Ask about savings on other room types. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.

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Caption This: Sarge Wakes at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

posted on September 14th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

Who’s the first out of bed and revving to go when your family is on vacation? In this week’s “Caption This” image, which was snapped at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Sarge seems to be the early riser among the “Cars” friends.


What’s got his attention? “Caption This” image in the comments section below.

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#DisneyKids: Boating at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on September 11th, 2015 by Jamie Langdon, Managing Editor, Digital Marketing

The weather is still plenty warm here in Florida, and it is a great time to have some fun on the water. One of my family’s favorite activities is renting a boat from one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels and cruising around property. We have enjoyed lazy afternoons on a pontoon and exhilarating zips around on a speed boat, all while taking in sights like Magic Kingdom Park and the surrounding hotels.

The little guy in this video was so excited for his adventure on one of the Sea Raycer by Sea Ray boats available to rent. Drivers must be at least 12 years old, but young children can be passengers with an adult.

Have you ever taken your little ones out for a spin on the Walt Disney World waterways? Tell us about it!

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