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Heather Sievers: Dining in Disneyland

Growing up and residing in Orange County, California, Disneyland has been a huge part of my life.  My earliest memory was going for my 5th birthday 30 something years ago. We took my buddy Jeff, and I remember my Dad forcing him to go on Space Mountain (Jeff still talks about this today; my Dad completely traumatized him)! I remember getting Mickey ears with my name on them. I also remember riding the King Arthur Carrousel and wishing I got picked to pull the sword out of the stone…

Nowadays, most of my family’s entertainment revolves around Disney. My husband and I have had annual passes since college and our 2 boys, ages 7 and 10, have been going to Disneyland since birth, making them seasoned pros too! We’ve traveled to Disney World a few times, been on three Disney Cruises.  We are also Disney Vacation Club owners. YIKES! That’s a lot of Disney… One of our favorite things to do is head to Disneyland for dinner — yep, just dinner. Well, and maybe one ride plus a Mickey Bar. YUM!

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Heather Sievers’ Dining in Disneyland Column Posts

  • Dining in Disneyland: Dinner at the Newly Renovated Club 33
  • Dining in Disneyland: New Treats at the Jolly Holiday Bakery
  • Dining in Disneyland Review: Summer Menu Items at Downtown Disney’s ESPN Zone
  • Dining in Disneyland: L.B. Enterprises Elixir Stand in Frontierland
  • Dining in Disneyland: A Look Back at 1957 Park Eats
  • Dining in Disneyland: Steakhouse 55 Lounge at The Disneyland Hotel
  • Dining in Disneyland: Easter Treats from Marceline’s in Downtown Disney
  • Dining in Disneyland: Dinner and Updated Menu Review at Ariel’s Grotto in Disney California Adventure
  • Dining in Disneyland First Look: Starbucks Opens in Downtown Disney!
  • Review: New Limited Time Menu Items at Earl of Sandwich
  • Dining in Disneyland: Treats at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree
  • Dining in Disneyland: NEW! Viva Navidad Snack Cart at Disney California Adventure
  • News and Review! Holiday Menu Items at Earl of Sandwich
  • Dining in Disneyland: 2013 Disneyland Candy Cane Dates!!
  • Dining in Disneyland Review: The Market House Reopens as Starbucks!
  • Dining in Disneyland: Oktoberfest Items at Disney California Adventure
  • Dining in Disneyland: The Fried Apple Burrito
  • Dining in Disneyland: Pumpkin Beignets vs. Pumpkin Fritters
  • Dining in Disneyland: A Quick Peek at Halloween Treats
  • Dining in Disneyland: New Cake Pops Spotted at the Disneyland Resort
  • Dining in Disneyland: Gummi Candy Corn
  • Vintage Disney Matchbooks Part 1: Disneyland
  • Dining in Disneyland: Fancy New Peppermills at Steakhouse 55
  • Dining in Disneyland: New Menu Items at Carthay Circle Lounge & 1901
  • Dining in Disneyland: NEW! Handmade Candy Sticks from Candy Palace
  • Dining in Disneyland: Old West Cinnamon Rolls in Downtown Disney
  • Dining in Disneyland: The Return (and New Menu!) of Troubadour Tavern
  • Dining in Disneyland: Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch at House of Blues
  • Dining in Disneyland: The Mickey Coconut Pattie
  • Dining in Disneyland: Award Wieners Serving Up OZ Themed Menu Items
  • Easter Egg Hunting in Disney California Adventure
  • Dining in Disneyland Review: Lavender Vanilla Bean Easter Cupcake
  • Dining in Disneyland: Marc Davis Centennial Dinner INSIDE the Haunted Mansion
  • Dining in Disneyland Review: Maurice’s Treats at the New Fantasy Faire
  • Dining in Disneyland: Gourmet Marshmallows at Trolley Treats
  • Review: Limited Time Magic Golden Horseshoe Revue Dinner in Disneyland
  • Dining in Disneyland: Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Brittle
  • Dining in Disneyland Review: Club 33 Dessert Buffet
  • Dining in Disneyland: Cookie Decorating at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree
  • Dining in Disneyland: The Holiday Specialty Caramel Apple (A.K.A. the Peppermint Beast)
  • Dining in Disneyland: Harbour Galley’s Pumpkin Squash Chowder, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, and More
  • Dining in Disneyland: Holiday Treats in Disneyland and DCA
  • Dining in Disneyland: Breakfast at Flo’s V-8 Cafe
  • 2012 Disneyland Candy Cane Dates
  • Dining in Disneyland: The Jingle Jangle Jamboree, Featuring MONTE CRISTO BITES
  • Disneyland Paris: Souvenir Chocolat!
  • Dining in Disneyland Review: The Earl has Finally Arrived!
  • Disneyland and Dole: 36 Years of Pineapple Partnership
  • The Incredible Halloween Pumpkin Carvers of Disneyland!
  • Dining in Disneyland: The New and Improved Candy Palace
  • Dining in Disneyland: Red Trolley Candy at Disney California Adventure
  • Dining in Disneyland: 1972 Eats
  • Dining in Disneyland: Fall Treats and Halloween Eats — Mickey Pumpkin Beignets and Skellington Popcorn
  • Dining in Disneyland: Halloween Time Starts Now!
  • Dining in Disneyland: Review of 1901 Lounge in Disney California Adventure
  • Dining in Disneyland: Mad Treats Specialty Lollipops
  • Dining in Disneyland: Hand Pulled Taffy at Trolley Treats
  • Dining in Disneyland: Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe with Starbucks!
  • Spotted! Fun “Disney Food” Statues at Off the Page in Disney California Adventure
  • First Look and Review! Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure
  • First Look! Mortimer’s Market on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure
  • Dining in Disneyland: Downtown Disney’s UVA Bar is Back!
  • Cars Land First Look! Fillmore’s Taste-In in Disney California Adventure
  • First Look! Clarabelle’s Ice Cream Opens In Disney California Adventure
  • First Look: Flo’s V8 Cafe Revs Up for Business in Disney California Adventure!
  • Cars Land First Look! Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel in Disney California Adventure
  • First Look! Ghirardelli Opens in Disney California Adventure
  • First Look! The Cheshire Cat Caramel Apple in Disneyland
  • Coming Soon! Mortimer’s Market on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure
  • First Look! Food Photos From Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe in Disney California Adventure
  • First Look: Mad T Party Drinks and Eats at Disney California Adventure
  • First Look: Walls Are Down at Carthay Circle Restaurant (Plus Full Menu Photos!)
  • Dining in Disneyland: Sneak Peek at Trolley Treats & Clarabelle’s Ice Cream, Opening June 15th
  • Cars Land First Look: Food Photos and Reviews From Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel
  • First Look! Food Photos and Tasting Review From Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Cars Land
  • Dining in Disneyland: New Mickey Sour Powder Caramel Apple and Goofy Caramel Apple
  • First Look! New Princess Cookies
  • Dining in Disneyland: The Chimichanga
  • First Look! New Gelato Popsicle Stand in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney
  • Dining in Disneyland Sneak Peek: New DCA Foodie Merchandise
  • Dining in Disneyland First Look! New Treats Coming to Disney California Adventure
  • Dining in Disneyland: The Chocolate Caramel Cashew Pretzel Rod
  • Review: D23′s “Off the Map” Event with Dinner at Club 33
  • “Sweet Dreams”: The Scratch & Sniff Nightshirt
  • Dining in Disneyland: Bayou Bash Southern Corn Chowder
  • Walt Disney Ate Here: The Tam O’ Shanter
  • Dining in Disneyland: More New Orleans Bayou Bash Eats!
  • A Valentine’s Day “Family Date” at Disney’s Soda Fountain
  • More Fat-Free Fun! Disneyland Food Graphic Suitcase Now Available
  • Dining in Disneyland: Valentine’s Day Treats at Marceline’s
  • Dining in Disneyland: Grilled Cheese on a Stick, Sort Of…
  • News! “The Cupcake Store” Kiosk Now Open in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney
  • First Look: New “Ice Cream” Pins from Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store
  • Dining in Disneyland: Breakfast at Carnation Cafe…and Scoop on Refurb!
  • Disney’s Soda Fountain Review: The Beauty and The Beast Sundae
  • Dining in Disneyland: Jolly Holiday’s Lemon Meringue Bar
  • Dining in Disneyland: Dia de Reyes Celebration
  • Dining in Disneyland: FIRST LOOK! The Jolly Holiday Bakery
  • Dining in Disneyland: Saying Goodbye to Blue Ribbon Bakery…and Hello to Jolly Holiday!
  • Dining in Disneyland: ESPN Zone Review