Disneyland

The Disneyland Resort is located in Anaheim, California. It is home to the original Disneyland Park, which opened on July 18, 1955, a favorite among visitors to Southern California from all over the world for well over half a century.

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Blue Bayou Restaurant

The Blue Bayou is one of the most well known restaurants inside Disneyland. It offers amazing ambiance from inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. A great location for a romantic dinner or a sit-down lunch of their famous Monte Cristo Sandwich. Entrees $25– $35, you are paying for the ambiance not necessarily great food quality. Table service. Vegetarian friendly. ''Reservation highly recommended.''

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Carthay Circle Restaurant

California Adventure's fanciest restaurant, comparable to the Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park. Seasonal cuisine. Table service. Reservations recommended. Located on the second floor of the Carthay Circle Theater, but the check-in desk is on the first floor, adjacent to Carthay Circle Lounge.

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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

The higher end of Disneyland's three hotels. Convenient location with a private entrance into California Adventure's Grizzly Peak area. 745 rooms and suites. Four stars. Air conditioning, fitness center, hot tub, spa, massage, swimming pool and dining.


Disneyland Hotel

The original Disney hotel. The mid-level hotel of Disneyland's three hotels. 990 rooms and suites in three high-rise towers. Three stars. Swimming pool, hot tub, air conditioning, television, fitness center, beach, dining, game room and indoor pool.

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Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Ice cream, sundaes, and Ghirardelli chocolates. Everyone who enters gets a free square of chocolate. Be sure to check out the mechanical mural above the counter, which simulates events from San Francisco history, such as the fire and earthquake.

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Smokejumpers Grill

Hamburgers, veggie burgers, and chicken. There is a very nice toppings bar which includes jalapeños, peperoncini, and roasted red peppers, in addition to the usual suspects like lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles.

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Anaheim Ice

Has two Olympic-size ice surfaces. The practice and training venue of the Anaheim Ducks, where you can also learn the sport yourself. There are also figure skating and public ice sessions.

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Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

The lower end of the three Disneyland hotels. 489 rooms and suites. Three stars. Air conditioning, theater, rooftop pool and spa, fitness center, dining, hot tub, kitchen, and beach.



French Market Restaurant

Table service and self-service buffet with jambalaya, roasted citrus chicken, creole salmon, roast beef, salads and decadent desserts. Live entertainment on the patio.

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Carthay Circle Lounge

Cocktails, wine, beer, sodas, and bar snacks, in an elegant atmosphere with big comfy chairs. Table service. Located on the first floor of the Carthay Circle Theater.

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Plaza Inn

"Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park" (breakfast with Disney characters), lunch and dinner featuring home-style favorites like roasted chicken and pot roast.

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Wine Country Trattoria

Italian dishes such as shrimp scampi with campanelle, fettuccine, and lasagna. Wines, casual table service. Entrees between $10–$14.

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Ariel's Grotto

"Ariel's Disney Princess Celebration" character dining, American-style favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Table service.

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The Grove of Anaheim

A concert venue located on the northwest corner of Angel Stadium's parking lot, adjacent to the Amtrak/Metrolink train station.


Rainforest Cafe

Nearly a theme park in itself, Rainforest Cafe is fully decorated to theme with a jungle. Entrees $15–$40 (for the Lobster).

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River Belle Terrace

Popular breakfast spot (famed for the Mickey Mouse pancake), BBQ and Southern-style food for lunch and dinner.

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Cozy Cone Motel

A collection of several snack vendors, each specializing in a different item such as popcorn or pretzels.

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The Golden Horseshoe

Chicken, fish and mozzarella strips, chili, and ice cream specialties in an old-timey saloon setting.

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ESPN Zone

A great place to escape and watch the game. Snacks $6–$11, entrees $12–$26 (for the New York Steak).

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Cove Bar

Above Ariel's Grotto is this patio bar with beers, wines, cocktails, and bar food. Table service.

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Flo's V8 Cafe

Route 66-style diner with roast beef, chicken, and BBQ dishes, as well as pies and milkshakes.

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Anaheim GardenWalk

A new outdoor shopping center, located just a stone's throw east of the Disneyland Resort.


Café Orléans

Table service, soups, salads, gourmet sandwiches including the Monte Cristo and crepes.

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Disney Vault 28

Specializes in boutique style pieces with Disney characters and from various designers.

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Jolly Holiday Bakery Café

A ''Mary Poppins''-themed bakery; coffee, tea, lunch menu including sandwiches.

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Carnation Café

Table service, good breakfast menu, sandwiches, gourmet coffees and ice cream.

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Anaheim Ducks

National Hockey League. Plays in Honda Center, just north of Angel Stadium.

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Tiki Juice Bar

Dole Whip ice cream deserts, floats, pineapple spears and pineapple juice.

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Corn Dog Castle

Corn dog stands where the dogs are made to order, with choice of wieners.

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Edelweiss Snacks

Snack stand with turkey legs, chimichangas, corn on the cob, drinks.

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Pacific Wharf Café

Salads and soups in sourdough bread bowls, and a breakfast menu.

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Tomorrowland Terrace

Breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, salads, desserts and drinks.

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Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe

Prepackaged sandwiches, baked goods, and Starbucks coffee.

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Mint Julep Bar

Nonalcoholic mint juleps, specialty coffees, soft drinks.

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Clarabelle's Frozen Yogurt

Salads, sandwiches, frozen yogurt, ice cream sandwiches.

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Stage Door Café

Corn dogs, chicken, fish, mozzarella strips, and snacks.

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Tortilla Jo's

Mexican food, with hand-made tortillas and live music.

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Fairfax Market

Whole and sliced fruit, trail mix, hummus, and juices.

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Royal Street Veranda

Chowder and gumbo in bread bowls, New Orleans-style.

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Market House

Baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, Starbucks coffee.

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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Major League Baseball. Plays in Angel Stadium.

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Studio Catering Co.

Food truck serving pretzels and frozen drinks.

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Bengal Barbeque

Barbeque kabobs as well as snacks and drinks.

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Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

Mexican favorites, soft drinks and desserts.

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Rita's Baja Blenders

Margaritas and nonalcoholic frozen drinks.

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Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill

Tacos, tamales, Mexican dishes and drinks.

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Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria

Pizza, pastas, and more. Entrees $17–$25.

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Troubadour Tavern

Bratwurst sausages, kids snacks, drinks.

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Harbour Galley

Sourdough bowl soups, salads, seafood.

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Tropical Imports

Fruit stand, trail mix, veggie snacks.

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Mendocino Terrace

Wine bar with an extensive selection.

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Lucky Fortune Cookery

Prepackaged rice and Teriyaki bowls.

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Alfresco Tasting Terrace

Wines and appetizers, table service.

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Fillmore's Taste-In

Fruit stand, trail mix, and drinks.

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Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

An old-fashioned ice cream parlor.

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Award Wieners

Hot dogs and gourmet sausages.

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Village Haus Restaurant

Hamburgers, pizza and salads.

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Refreshment Corner

Hot dogs, chili, soft drinks.

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Hungry Bear Restaurant

Burgers, chicken and salads.

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Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta

Pizza, pastas, and salads.

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Pluto's Dog House

Hot dogs and soft drinks.

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Redd Rockett's Pizza Port

Pizza, pasta and salads.

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Paradise Garden Grill

Tacos and Mexican fare.

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Clarabelle's

Ice creams and sundaes.

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Bayside Brews

Beers and pretzels.

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Crossroads at House of Blues

Southern cuisine.

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Schmoozies

Fruit smoothies.

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Paradise Pier Ice Cream Company

Ice cream stand.

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Sonoma Terrace

Beer garden.

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Daisy's Diner

Pizza.

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Rainforest Cafe

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House of Blues

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Fossil

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The Lego Store

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About Disneyland

"To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideas, dreams and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world." <small> &mdash; Walt Disney, July 17, 1955</small>
"To all who believe in the power of dreams, welcome. Disney's California Adventure opens its golden gates to you. Here we pay tribute to the dreamers of the past, the native people, explorers, immigrants, aviators, entrepreneurs and entertainers who built the Golden State. And we salute a new generation of dreamers who are creating the wonders of tomorrow, from the silver screen to the computer screen, from the fertile farmlands to the far reaches of space. Disney's California Adventure celebrates the richness and the diversity of California, its land, its people, its spirit and, above all, the dreams that it continues to inspire." <small> &mdash; Michael Eisner, February 8, 2001</small>
The Disneyland Resort is divided into two separate theme parks, three hotels, and a shopping and entertainment district. The first park is the original Disney theme park Disneyland, which opened on July 18, 1955. Its sister park Disney California Adventure, which opened in February 2001, is located across the entry plaza on the former site of Disneyland's parking lot. Both parks are divided into "lands", or themes. At the western end of the entry plaza is Downtown Disney, the shopping and entertainment district. The three hotels are located at the west end of Downtown Disney.

There is one main difference between the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World, and that is in Anaheim, there are many non-Disney hotels, restaurants and shops just a short distance from the park's main entrance.

Disneyland's rides are generally considered classic well-themed dark rides (e.g. Pirates of the Caribbean) with the occasional thrill ride (e.g. Space Mountain), while California Adventure's rides are more thrill-oriented (e.g. California Screamin') with some family-style rides (e.g. Soarin'). The Cast Members (employees) in all sections of the park are widely known to be very friendly and helpful. The attention to detail throughout the parks is extraordinary; however, most Cast Members will not know the history behind the details.

The two biggest problems with the Disneyland Resort as a whole are crowds and price. However with careful planning, both can be minimized.

Disneyland is one of the most visited theme parks in the world (with 16.7 million visits in 2014, based on the TEA/AECOM figures, behind only Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland), so the parks can be pretty crowded, especially during the weekends, summer, and winter holidays, which leads to long lines for the most popular attractions. However, if you visit in the late winter or early spring, off-season lines can be short, especially during the weekdays. Disney California Adventure has fewer attractions but still has long lines, although not as long as Disneyland's attractions.

Eating outside the parks is quite possible due to the close vicinity of several restaurants to the park and the benefit of hand-stamp and re-entry. Stick to just snacks and maybe one meal in the park, and you can save some cash.


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