As spring approaches, you may be starting to plan your summer trip to Disneyland Resort. To help you, Chip & Co brings you two of its Disneyland Resort pros, Loretta and Katherine, to give you a list of their favorite places not to be missed.
What’s your favorite character meal?
(Loretta) – Ariel’s Grotto or Goofy’s Kitchen
(Katherine) – Goofy’s Kitchen, hands down for the characters, but I think Storytellers Café has slightly better food.
What’s your favorite table service meal?
(Loretta) – Carthay Circle
(Katherine) – Napa Rose, but Carthay Circle is a very close second
What’s your favorite quick service meal?
(Loretta) – Boudin Bakery
(Katherine) – The French Market
What is your favorite on-park hotel?
(Loretta) – Disneyland Hotel
(Katherine) – Disneyland Hotel
What is your favorite off-park hotel?
(Loretta) – Fairfield Inn – Mariott
(Katherine) – The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
Do you prefer to stay on or off-park?
(Loretta) – On park, for sure.
(Katherine) – I agree. I love never having to leave the magic while on vacation.
Where is the best place for breakfast?
(Loretta) – Boudin bakery
(Katherine) – Steakhouse 55 or Tangaora Terrace. Both are at the Disneyland Hotel.
Best Place for dinner?
(Loretta) – Carthay Circle
(Katherine) – For just an ordinary dinner, nothing too fancy, I love Café Orleans or Big Thunder Ranch BBQ.
(Loretta) – Personally, Mickey bar, but also the Ghirardelli sundaes. Another one would be over by Pooh’s meet and greet – the gift shop has a tiny corner full of treats.
(Katherine) – I could eat my weight in Matterhorn Macaroons. We also love stopping at the Jazz Kitchen Express in Downtown Disney on our way back to the hotel each night for their beignets.
Best Downtown Disney restaurant?
(Loretta) – Naples / Rainforest Cafe
(Katherine) – La Brea Bakery for sit down, Earl of Sandwich for quick service.
What is your favorite activity for kids?
(Loretta) – Bibbity Bobbity Boutique, Jedi Training Academy
(Katherine) – Studio Disney 365 and Wilderness Explorer Camp
What is your favorite splurge?
(Loretta) – Mickey Ice Cream Bar and Sour dough Bread bowl
(Katherine) – Dessert tray that comes with the Fantasmic premium viewing package.
Loretta’s best tip or trick:
Stop to enjoy the view – don’t rush through all the attractions – enjoy all the magic of Walt that can be seen or felt in the park.
Katherine’s best tip or trick:
You’re only going to be as happy as the youngest in your party. If you’re bringing a baby or toddler, make sure you plan for a nap, or at least a long, steady break in the park for them to rest. Riding the Disneyland Railroad for a while or finding a quiet corner in the Animator’s Courtyard in the Disney Animation Building are two great places for an improvised nap.
What do you think of their choices? Let us know and share your tips!
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