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Holiday Tips at the Disneyland Resort:
1. Check out the new Freeze The Night in Hollywood Land in California Adventure. Frozen Fun officially opens on Jan 7.
2. Expect BIG crowds this week, the Resort will probably reach capacity.
3. Check out Olaf\'s Ice Skating Rink in the Downtown Disney Winter Village if you\'re blocked out.
4. Watch the Christmas Fantasy Parade from the Plaza Inn patio.
5. Check out the Jingle Jangle Jamboree at Big Thunder Ranch. It closes at 5:30pm
6. Viva Navidad, a festive celebration of lively Latino traditions, takes place in California Adventure through Jan 6.
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MAGIC MORNING Disneyland Park: Guests with a 3+ day ticket can choose ONE day for early entry Tues, Thu, or Sat. EXTRA MAGIC HOURS for Resort Hotel Guests: Disneyland Park, Tue, Thu, Sat. California Adventure (including Cars Land) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun. Radiator Springs Racers is open during early entry, but Fastpasses are not available during this time. More info here.
Alfresco LoungeRelax on the patio overlooking the rugged landscape of Radiator Springs as you tour the wine country with an expertly chosen flight. Or pair a glass or bottle with delicious Italian-inspired appetizers from bruschetta to panini.
Ariel's GrottoAttend a royal banquet with some of the Disney Princesses during the day or view World of Color with our dinner package.
Award WienersAt this retro trolley car, the nominees for best wiener in a supporting roll are gourmet hot dogs. With choices from Sicilian sausage to vegetarian portabella Philly, the competition is fierce! Drinks and desserts are also served.
Bakers Field BakeryPlease your palate with a delicious array of baked goods, croissant sandwiches, gourmet coffees and more. This patisserie-style bakery is found within the California Zephyr - a sparkling streamlined train that has pulled into the station in Sunshine Plaza
Bayside BrewsChoose from 6 craft beers on tap and fresh-baked soft pretzels at this quick-service venue at Paradise Pier. Pretzels include jalapeño cheese, sweet cream cheese and are Mickey-shaped! Alcohol served to guests 21 years of age and older only.
Bengal BarbecueTear into some toothsome jungle skewers at this quick-service stand: spicy or sweet beef, chicken, bacon-wrapped asparagus, and vegetable. Extra provisions like soft pretzels, chips, fruit, yogurt and drinks add fuel to your adventure.
Big Thunder Ranch BarbecueChow down on all-you-care-to-enjoy cowboy-style grub in a rustic setting complete with toe-tappin country music.
Blue Bayou RestaurantOpened in 1967, Blue Bayou is one of the most popular restaurants in Disneyland. Located inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, it offers one of the most unique dining experiences in all of Southern California
Boardwalk Pizza & PastaDig into a delicious alfresco lunch of flatbread pizza, pasta and fresh salad at this quick-service Paradise Pier eatery.
Cafe OrleansSavor soups, sandwiches, salads and crepes with French Quarter flair at this historic New Orleans Square eatery.
Candy PalaceFresh candy made on Main Street USA - home of the famous Candy Canes at Christmas time!
Carnation CafeDine on classic American comfort food, including some of Walt favorite dishes, at this Main Street, U.S.A. institution.
Catal RestaurantExperience divine dining at Catal Restaurant, from a casual bite to an exquisite multi-course Mediterranean feast. Menu items include grilled seafood, poultry, vegetables, pastas and more. Enjoy the romantic rustic atmosphere inside or the panoramic view
Cocina Cucamonga Mexican GrillDine on fresh, flavorful Mexican food from this counter-service restaurant. The menu reflects California's rich heritage of integrating Californian and Mexican flavors, including chicken tacos, carne asada, tamales, burritos and nachos.
Coke (Coaster) CornerSit back on the shaded outdoor patio and enjoy a live ragtime piano player as you munch on crowd-pleasing eats like hot dogs, Mickey Mouse-shaped pretzels and hearty chili in bread bowls. Hosted by Coca-Cola.
Disney's PCH GrillShare breakfast with some of your favorite Disney Characters at Surf's Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends. For dinner, fill up on selections like quesadillas, pizza, cheeseburgers, fountain treats and more. Kids can even design their own pizzas
ESPN ZoneFeast on generous portions of expertly prepared American food like chops, steaks, burgers and salmon - all grilled to perfection. The food is only part of the total ESPN entertainment, shopping and dining experience.
Fairfax MarketGrab a snack and hark back to a time when open-air markets lined the streets and offered the freshest seasonal fruits and mouth-watering treats.
French Market Restaurant Groove to the rollicking sounds of a jazz band on the Dixieland Stage as you enjoy a cafeteria-style meal - including sumptuous Cajun-Creole dishes like Cajun chicken salad, Creole salmon and seafood jambalaya.
Gibson Girl Ice Cream ParlorTreat someone you love to scoops of delicious ice cream and handmade dipped cones at this delightful old-fashioned parlor. Hosted by Dreyer's.
Goofy's KitchenRub elbows with Chef Goofy and his pals at this whimsical all-you-care-to-eat buffet with inventive culinary surprises. Goofy's Kitchen is a great place to celebrate birthday parties too so if you are celebrating a big day, be sure and come party Disney style
Haagen-DazsTreat yourself with ice cream renowned for its exceptionally rich flavor and creamy texture. A dazzling selection of cones, packaged bars, shakes and smoothies are available for ice cream enthusiasts.
Harbour GalleyTie up the sails and enjoy a hearty waterfront snack including chili, clam chowder, soups and salads.
Hearthstone LoungeGather with good friends around the cozy fireplace in this lodge-like lounge and sip on a drink from the full bar. In the morning, enjoy a continental breakfast with fresh bakery goods, specialty coffees and a sweeping view.
House of BluesDine on cuisine inspired by the South as renowned musical acts light up the stage for your entertainment. The menu features down home temptations like Voodoo Shrimp and Cajun-Creole seafood jambalaya, along with sizzling steaks, burgers and ribs.
Hungry Bear RestaurantDine on a rustic riverside patio - surrounded by the scenic wilderness - serving classic American favorites like cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, onion rings and salads. Hosted by Dixie.
Jamba Juice®Famous for healthy, refreshing and revitalizing smoothies, Jamba Juice offers an awesome array of tasty fruit combinations. Try the power-packed gourmet pretzels and breads for a quick snack or a healthy meal.
Jolly Holiday Bakery CafeA delightful Mary Poppins themed Bakery, recently opened, and already has great reviews! Post your review below.
La Brea Bakery CafeEnjoy the relaxing confines of the delightful outdoor patio while selecting from a menu featuring gourmet sandwiches, pastries and other unique rustic choices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this celebrated family bakery is famous for "bringing bread to life"
Market HouseGet coffee with free refills! They also have a Disneyland special blend here.
Mendocino Terrace at the Golden Vine WineryDrink in the sights and sounds of California wine country as you enjoy a selection of vintages that have been expertly selected to provide a tasting tour of the Golden State. Dramatic views of Paradise Pier from the outdoor patio complete this memorable experience
Mint Julep BarTreat yourself to non-alcoholic mint juleps, Mickey-shaped beignets, other delicious baked desserts and specialty coffees at this French Quarter quick-service eatery.
Napa Rose REOPENS IN SEPTEnjoy a glass of wine from the award-winning collection with exquisite seasonal creations for a fresh culinary experience that rivals fine-dining establishments anywhere in the world. Napa Rose was named the Most Popular Restaurant in the 2008 Zagat Survey for Orange County
Naples Ristorante e PizzeriaSavor delectable thin-crust pizzas and delicious pastas from the bustling chefs in the open kitchen. Watch the cooks twirl pizzas and bake them to perfection in wood-burning ovens. Luscious salads and other authentic Italian entrees are also served.
NapoliniFor great-tasting Italian food to go, nothing tops Napolini, a gourmet Italian deli. Authentic Italian fare includes fresh salads, delicious pastas, pizza and mouthwatering paninis.
Pacific Wharf CafeBrowse a health-conscious variety of healthy choices and fresh-baked bread from the world-famous Boudin Bakery. Enjoy scenic wharf-side seating as you dine on crisp salads and hot soups served in delectable bread bowls.
Paradise Pier Ice Cream CoGrab some yummy soft-serve ice cream at this convenient walk-up counter located under the neon ice cream cone.
Plaza InnStep back in time to a beautiful Victorian restaurant with ornate interior detailing, offering a grand setting for classic cafeteria dining. Enjoy delicious pastas, fried chicken, roast sirloin strip, salads, specialty desserts and a special Character Breakfast
Rainforest CafeExplore a tropical rainforest - complete with waterfalls, rain showers, live parrots, animated apes and all the sounds of a real jungle - at this unique dining adventure. Savor generous portions of food from around the world under a shimmering fiber-optic starscape
Ralph Brennan's Jazz KitchenSample the spiciness of Cajun cuisine with gumbo, Gulf seafood, po' boy sandwiches and decadent desserts. As part of a total entertainment and dining experience, the music never stops and Bourbon Street's legendary party atmosphere pulsates to life.
Rancho del Zocalo RestauranteSavor south-of-the-border specialties like burritos, tacos, enchiladas, grilled chicken and carne asada. Take a seat inside the beautiful Spanish-style courtyard, and see how this hacienda kindles the spirit of early California's romance and heritage. Hosted by La Victoria.
Redd Rockett's Pizza PortFeed your galactic hunger with giant pizza slices, generously portioned pastas, crisp salads and more. This deep-space casual dining eatery features an open view of the kitchen.
Rita's Baja BlendersSelect from a variety of icy, inventive margarita flavors and have yourself a fiesta. An old water tower from an abandoned fishing warehouse has been adapted to a much more festive function: a blended drink dispenser!
River Belle TerraceEnjoy hearty and healthful specialties for lunch and dinner including sandwiches, roast New York and turkey breast. Once Walt Disney's cherished breakfast locale, this restaurant remains a favorite for classic breakfast fare including our famous Mickey Mouse.
Royal Street VerandaSucculent soups are the specialty at Royal Street Veranda. Taste fresh clam chowder or steak gumbo among other soup sensations.
SchmooziesTake a power break with a delicious juice smoothie. In Hollywood today's smoothie server is tomorrow's Big Star! So come schmooze the stars-to-be behind the counter of this sensational smoothie stand.
Steakhouse 55Indulge in an elegant dining experience with unparalleled service and a menu featuring an award-winning selection of prime steaks, chops and seafood. Savor certified Angus beef cuts and take advantage of a premium wine list. Breakfast is available.
Storyteller's CafeHearty home-style favorites like wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads, grilled sandwiches and scrumptious fish highlight the rustic menu, while the storytelling tradition is saluted in beautiful period murals depicting tall tales from early California. Don't miss the Character Breakfast!
Studio Catering CoGrab a turkey club, roast beef and cheddar, grilled veggie or a grilled chicken breast Caesar salad to go. This Hollywood catering truck has a delectable selection of sandwiches, salads and snacks.
Surfside LoungeRelax with a cocktail or glass of wine at this laidback lounge located adjacent to Disney's PCH Grill in the lobby of Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.
Tangaroa Terrace Casual Island DiningTangaroa Terrace - Casual Island Dining is a tropical retreat complete with lit torches and music from the South Seas. Named for the most magical of gods from the Enchanted Tiki Room, it is located between the Monorail Slide and D-Ticket pools. Whether you are ready to Grab-n-Go or would prefer to eat on island time, there are signature items for every meal of the day.
Taste Pilots's GrillFeast on items like top-your-own burgers, gourmet ribs, chili fries, chicken sandwiches and onion rings. This comfort food restaurant is built inside an old rocket-test laboratory in Condor Flats.
The Coffee HouseGet going with a variety of quick breakfast items including muffins, biscotti, bagels, yogurt and coffee. This convenient coffee shop is a great way to begin your day.
The Golden HorseshoeChow down on chili fries, fish and chips and chicken breast tenders. Top off your meal with one of the show-stopping sundaes or other desserts.
Tiki Juice BarTake a vacation to a tropical paradise where tangy pineapples are the main ingredient for an assortment of refreshing treats - including pineapple whips, spears and juices. Hosted by Dole
Tomorrowland TerraceTouch down at this intergalactic eatery that serves up out-of-this-world juicy burgers, healthy salads and more. Keep your sensors tuned for specialty snack and dessert items.
Tortilla Jo's TaqueriaIndulge in a mixture of Mexican culinary traditions including taquitos, "drowned" nachos and Camarones Diablos with spicy shrimp and cracklings. Tortilla Jo's also features live mariachis, an outdoor dining cantina, a hand-made tortilla station and happy hour every weekday
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki BarWelcome, Brave Adventurers Dock your tramp steamer at the cement shores of the Disneyland Hotel pool area and enter this mystical, interactive experience. Bold and unforgettable cruise-ine awaits at this tiki bar inspired by the world-famous Jungle Cruise. Trader Sam's - named for the head salesman of Amazon features some of the exotic wares he has collected over the years. But beware...he's always looking for a good trade.
Troubadour TavernBAKED POTATOES LOCATED AT THE HARBOUR GALLEY DURING CONSTRUCTION - Indulge your appetite with a royal feast served from a medieval pavilion-style tent. Your taste buds will sing with succulent bratwurst-seasoned pork sausage, baked potatoes and sweet corn on the cob.
Uva BarWith over 40 wines by the glass, a magnificent open air circular bar, tasty tapas and daily happy hours, Uva Bar is the ideal spot to have a drink and hang out. The hip metro-station architecture - inspired by the 1920's Jazz Age - provides a unique atmosphere
Village Haus RestaurantStep inside an alpine village and enjoy a meal here among the beautiful murals that illustrate the tale of Pinocchio and Geppetto. The menu features popular American cuisine like cheeseburgers and pizzas. Outdoor dining is set in a charming village scene.
Wetzel's® PretzelsSnack on fresh, fancy pretzels like Cheese Meltdown, Grateful Garlic and Sinful Cinnamon with tasty dips including pizza sauce, jalapeno, honey mustard and sweet caramel. Wash it down with fresh lemonade.
White Water SnacksLocated by the pool at the Grand Californian Hotel, this is a nice quiet spot to get good food. The interior resembles a mountain lodge and from the patio you can see inside of California Adventure
Wine Country TrattoriaWine Country Trattoria restaurant at Disney California Adventure Park serves freshly made California and Mediterranean style cuisine for lunch and dinner and offers more than 25 different wines by the glass.