Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
For the most part, this is the same restaurant with a Beauty and the Beast flair added. Were there already this many teas sets strewn about? Not sure, but this restaurant has always had a lot of nick knack type items to look at, and that remains.
The meal choices are fine, but let's face it, the real star is the introduction of the famed Grey Stuff to Disneyland for the first time. Previously only available at Walt Disney World in the Be Our Guest restaurant, this fan favorite is a big hit at its new home. Frankly I think it's better at Disneyland, since you get more of the mousse substance. At Walt Disney World the mousse was served on a rather hard brownie. Here there's a crisp cookie on the bottom and a raspberry center. Yummy.
This is a fun edition to Fantasyland, and certainly worth a visit if only for the Grey Stuff.
Do you want to know how to make the Grey Stuff at home? I duplicated the Walt Disney World version here.
Monday, March 13, 2017
This is not simply viewing the fireworks on a boat in Bay Lake, but a Pirate party with plenty of snacks, a dance party, character encounters, and surprises.
The festivities begin at the Contemporary resort. You'll check in, have time to pose like a pirate and enjoy some activities with the kids. Then the pirate crew appears and invites you to the party!
You can also choose bagged snacks like popcorn, apples and the like (bring a bag to stock up on a few extras), and help yourselves to chips and salsa. Of course there's plenty of drinks to choose from as well. Go easy, since there's no restrooms on the boat.
Don't be so overwhelmed by all the treats on the festively decorated table in the middle of the room that you miss these gems in a small freezer along a wall.
This is a freewheeling party with plenty of dancing and room for active children to burn off their new sugar highs. Captain Hook and Smee are on hand for interaction and photo opportunities.
You are gathered up, reminded several times that there are no restrooms on the boat and off you go on a parade to the dock, where you have have yet one more chance at a restroom since there are "no restrooms on the boat!"
Is that it? No! Peter Pan himself greets you at the dock waving his lantern to welcome you back.
This was well worth it and very memorable. Give it a try.