Something exciting came to Disney California Adventure this Holiday season, Disney Festival of Holidays, which runs through through January 8, 2017. It is a Holiday celebration inspired by various cultural traditions from around the world. The Festival brings traditions together such as Christmas, Navidad, Three Kings Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Diwali. At the Festival, you get to take part in delicious food and drink, live entertainment, and crafts.
Cove Bar at Disney California Adventure is located on Paradise Pier, next to Ariel’s Grotto. It offers a view of Paradise Bay with a full-service bar. You can dine alfresco on tasty starters like flatbread pizzas, chicken wings, sliders and lobster nachos, while sipping on a draft beer, wine or signature cocktail. They also have non-alcoholic drinks, such as their popular Cotton Candy Lemonade.
We had lunch at the Cove Bar on a beautifully sunny day so dining outside seemed like the perfect idea. We arrived right after 11 am and there was already a good sized line awaiting on tables. We ended up at a table with a view of California Screamin’ launch pad, which the kids loved.
To start our lunch, I had an agave nectar margarita to sip on while I looked over the menu of appetizers.
I had the chance to check out Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival that ran from April 1st – May 1st. It is a culinary tour of California with 8 different marketplaces to sample from and “Taste Your Way Across the Golden State.”
Upon arriving to the festival, I learned that there was a tasting passport annual passholders could purchase so I took advantage of that deal. For $39 you received a lanyard with the tasting passport that had 6 tasting coupons attached to be used at any marketplace of your choosing, plus a button to commemorate the Food & Wine Festival, a couple of recipe cards from the various marketplaces, and access to the Blue Sky Cellar if you wanted to take a break and cool off indoors. Continue reading
Springtime at Disneyland is something very special. You can’t help but stop and enjoy all of the flowers and greenery around every corner. On our recent trip I couldn’t resist snapping pics of the touches of Spring throughout the park, as well as Disney California Adventure.
I’m still mourning the loss of the Peanut Butter sandwich from Pooh Corner, but one new thing I am enjoying in its place is each month Candy Palace, Pooh Corner, and Trolley Treats have a special marshmallow wand. In March the marshmallow wand was Triple Chocolate, it was dipped in caramel, chocolate, covered in mini chocolate chips then drizzled with milk, dark and white chocolate. I could barely sneak more then a couple bites from my teenager, so needless to say, we loved it! Continue reading
I wanted to share some of my favorite snacks from Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. It is such a fun little spot for a snack pit stop! There are 5 giant cones that offer snacks such as “Route” beer floats, churro bites, pretzel bites, flavored popcorn, soft serve ice cream, and chili “cone” queso. In front of the cones is Sally’s Cozy Cone Motel lobby where you will find Lightening McQueen, Mater and Red from the movie Cars hanging out for photo opportunities.
Back to the snacks, the churro bites cannot be missed. They are served in a classic orange cone and come with a slightly spicy chocolate dipping sauce. We recently tried the Oreo Cookies N Cream churro, which was a chocolate churro filled with cream filling. Yum!
What is fun about the different cones, is they often have special treats they are offering for a limited time, such as the Cookies N Cream churro. At the Chili Cone they have a macaroni and cheese with bacon served in a bread cone. I hope it becomes a permanent snack! Continue reading