Saturday, May 21, 2016

Planning our Meals is a Part of the Magic

     Even before we leave on our Disney vacation to our magical home we start planning our meals. Yes that is right, we start planning what we will eat and new things to try and about what we ate last year and what we will miss long before we leave town.

     We usually head to Downtown Disney and eat a Wetzle Dog our first evening in Anaheim but this year we can go to the parks so we plan to go eat either a Smokejumper burger or my mom thinks spaghetti and Pizza Port sounds great. Oh what a tough decision. But what will actually happen is we will enter the main gate, then as we get closer to the parks we will decide which one we plan to enter first...and yes we will go where our tummies want us to go. Once we enter the park we will decide what sounds good when we get in. Of course we will check out the attractions to see what the wait times are and possibly wait to ride. We always just take things as they happen. That is the magic of the adventure.

     Of course though in our planning we do talk about the things we plan to eat while there.We will visit Pizza Port for pasta, pizza and other yummy food. Another visit is Smoke Jumper Grill for their delicious burgers with condiments galore. Flo's V8 for their healthy and yummy food. To get the taste of Blue Bayou without the high prices we will go to Cafe Orleans for Gumbo and Monte Cristo. The gumbo is the same and it is some of our favorite food. We will eat there more than once. Then there's Award Weiner for a dog and chips. Plaza Inn for character breakfast. We also talk about our meal at River Belle Terrace, breakfast there too. Fish and chips or chicken strips at Stage Door and the baked potato at Harbor Gallery. We will go to Wetzles for our dog at some point and then there are the off property places like Pizza Press. We will eat there several times since we stay at The Carousel.

     There are also the snacks we talk about eating. We love the Churro, will get a Ghirdelli sundae many times, Dole Whip is a favorite once a day treat and the ice cream in Radiator Springs is a must too. Oh and yes who can forget a funnel cake at Stage Door.

     There are new places and foods we plan to try too. One is the churro funnel cake and Hungry Bear. There are many more foods we plan to try. Yes we talk about the food like that is all we do is eat but really it is not. We usually eat one big meal and small or shared meal the rest of the day. Yes we have either a Dole Whip or Ghirdelli Sundae each day, sometimes both but if we have both we don't eat dinner.

     We will miss the Big Thunder Barbecue and hope to find another place that has BBQ. I am sure there are other places we will encounter and there are some I have missed but remembering and planning is a part of the fun even if we don't plan to stick to our plans.

     It is a lot of fun planning our meals. Of course we have no idea when we will eat what. To us though  a part of the magic is talking about our trip and what we will do when we get there. Soon, we will be soar, scream, drop, splash and laugh.

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