“Up” in Oakland at Fentons Creamery

Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers brings back a heartwarming and tummy-pleasing story from her recent visit to Northern California…

You know the adorable scene in Pixar’s Up where Mr. Fredricksen, Russell & Dug are having a tasty treat sitting on the curb of an ice cream shop? Well guess what? That ice cream shop is a real place!

Fentons Creamery As Seen in Pixar's Up

On a recent trip to San Francisco, our good friends took us to a very special place in Oakland, California: Fentons Creamery.

Around since 1894, E.S. Fenton began his business delivering dairy products from a horse drawn wagon. Twenty-eight years later in 1922, the Fenton family opened their first soda shop and ice cream parlor.  Fast forward to 2009 and they’ve got Pixar featuring them in their double Academy Award winning feature film, Up.  Until our visit, I had no idea that Fentons was a “real” place.

Fentons Creamery: Oakland, CA

Our visit to Fentons took place on a Sunday night.  We didn’t even arrive until after 8:00 pm.  In fact, on the way there, I was wondering if our friends had even checked the hours, because what ice cream shop would be [Read more…]