When I talk about Disneyland, my jumping up and down and excessive smiling would lead you to believe I was 5 years old. But, as the saying goes, California’s most famous park is for children of all ages. With my first trip to Disneyland since arriving in California a mere day away, that smile is ear to ear!
One reason for my excessive smiling is all of the wonderful treats and beautiful food. For breakfast, I will actually be filling up just outside of the park at the popular chain bakery and restaurant, Coco’s. Their seasonal fruit coffee cake is a must-try (true culinary royalty in my books), and you can be sure I’ll clean my plate of their newly introduced red velvet pancakes! If I need a break mid-morning, I may be making a second stop here as well, because Coco’s is also home to my favourite broccoli cheese soup.
After making my rounds and working up an appetite (Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Space Mountain, Mad Hatter Tea Cups) the perfect bite to eat can be found at the Royal Street Veranda – one bread bowl of spicy gumbo please! And for that sweet treat to satisfy my inner child, I will undoubtedly be indulging in a cinnamon bun or two from the bakery on Main Street.
After an autograph from Micky and Minnie, and a brilliant fireworks display in the park, it’ll be time for a grown-up evening in Downtown Disney. The judges are still out on whether I’ll be dining at the Jazz Kitchen or the Catal Restaurant – jambalaya or paella a la valencia? If you’d prefer to see one or the other in my next post, let me know! xx