Sunday, August 12, 2012

Quick Bites: Sally's Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land.

It must be said:  Quick-service food at Disneyland is a step above all other theme park food. Sorry, Disney World. One fun addition to Disneyland's quick-servie arsenel is Sally's Cozy Cone Mote, where you can find ice cream, pop corn, churros, and easily carried breakfast and lunchtime snacks all served in a series of five big orange cones, just like in the movie Cars.

The first cone you come to is the churro cone. At first I was hesitant to try Disneyland's churros because I was so disappointed in what Disney World was calling a churro, but I'm guessing that Disneyland, with it's large Latino community, knows that they can't get away with selling soggy, tasteless churros: These were excellent. Dipped in cinnamon and sugar, they were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The spicy chocolate dipping sauce on the side was a bit disappointment, but it's a minor thing. I would order these again.

After that, you'll come to a cone selling ice cream cones. Choose from vanilla and vanilla dippled in chocolate.  If you're not happy with either of those choices, go to the next cone, where you can always get some popcorn.

Coca-cola and alcoholic beverages round out the menu.

You'll also find more substantial fare for lunch, such as chilli cone queso and chicken verdi.

There's lots of cute theming that makes you feel like you're right in the middle of the movie.

As with all of Cars Land, there's a lot of cute word play that references all things automotive and the movie that insprired the Land.

Disneyland is a park with a lot of fun and delicious food, so Sally's Cozy Cone fits in just fine. Can't wait to get back and try it all again!

Thanks to Bob and Donna Angelo for these photos. You can see more of our trip to Cars Land And Disneyland here.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cars Land Giveaway Pack.

We're doing a giveaway here at Everything Walt Disney World along with some of our favorite bloggers. All you have to do to enter is click on each entry in the Rafflecopter giveaway.  This will "like" each blogger's Facebook page. In order to win you'll need to click each page even if you've already "liked" that page in the past.  That's it!

The giveway starts Friday August 10th at 12:01 a.m. and goes through August 17th. Included in the giveaway is a Car flag, Disney California Adventure Mickey Ears, and a set of Disneyland poscards.

Best of luck!

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Biggest Hidden Mickey

When the Disney-MGM Studios opened, the Imagineers created one of the world's largest Hidden Mickeys of all time. This was a true Hidden Mickey, since you could only see it from high above.

Take a close look at the Disney-MGM park map above. See the white and light gray space in the middle?

Now let's flip it around and zoom in a little. See the face a little more clearly?

I found the following shot on the web a few years ago and, sadly, I can't remember where I got it. It is a great shot of how the Mickey used to look before the addition of the Sorcerer's Hat and the expansion of Sunset Boulevard.

I'm always preaching to look up, but sometimes it pays to look down!

If you want to see more hidden details of Disney's hollywood Studios, then check out the fantastic The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Hollywood Studios by Alex Wright.