Well, I’m going to be honest with you. I’m looking through the thousands of pictures I took over my 6-day trip to Disneyland and I want to write about ALL of it RIGHT NOW!
Since I obviously can’t do that, and I can’t bring all of you over to my living room to look through a slide show (we don’t have enough Doritos), I’ve decided to highlight five of my favorite discoveries here. I know that some of these are already near and dear to you lucky local Disneylanders, but they were new to me on this trip, and I loved ‘em.
Each of these will be showcased in detail in longer review posts coming up over the next few months, but I couldn’t wait to share some of my personal new favorites with you ASAP!
Red Velvet Roulade
Over at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen we found plenty of new favorites. From the beignets to the garlic cheese bread, almost everything we tried was a winner.
But I have to say we were very pleased that we switched our dessert order last minute to this Red Velvet Roulade. Moist, rich red velvet cake stuffed with incredibly creamy, tangy cream cheese frosting. The perfect ending to a great meal.
Plaza Inn Fried Chicken
I know — you’re shocked that I’ve never tried this before! I am, too! What an incredible piece of poultry this is.
A huge portion of golden brown fried chicken is supplemented by green beans, mashed taters, gravy, and even a biscuit! Heather and I couldn’t even finish it between the two of us!
I’ll admit that this isn’t a “new” discovery for me — I’ve been a Kungaloosh fan since I was old enough to drink them at the Adventurer’s Club in Orlando’s Pleasure Island — but finding them over at Trader Sam’s in the Disneyland Hotel brought back great memories! (They’re not on the menu, but you can order them anyway! They’ll ask if you want the “old version or the new version.”) Thanks to Henry for the tip!
Club 33 Truffled Mac and Cheese
While it’s not served with the “house favorite” Chateaubriand, you can get the truffled mac and cheese with a yummy chicken dish (and it’s worth it!).
It’s hard to find a photo that doesn’t feature my husband’s fork hovering to steal some noodles.
Imagine that delicious Disney popcorn that you all know and love. Now dump it in a vat of hot caramel, and stir!
I got the tip on this stuff from one of my favorite DFB informers, and I owe him one, for sure! Salty, buttery, and caramel-y…I wish I had more stomach space!
So these are just a few of my Disneyland Discoveries from this past weekend. I can’t wait to write about all of them in full! We’ll scatter them amongst some other great Disney Parks, Resorts, and Cruise Line content we have lined up, so stay tuned to hear all about it!
Have you had the pleasure of sampling any of these old AND new items? Let me know what you think in the comments section below! Oh! And what do you want to hear about first?