Welcome to those of you joining me from Ashley Aspires and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.
This month's topic: Fun Outside of the Disney Parks
Although I sometimes hate the thought of leaving the parks during the day (I have to maximize my magical day!), I do really enjoy hanging out in Downtown Disney. Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort is not quite as large as it's counterpart at Walt Disney World, however, it is home to some fabulous restaurants and stores.
The World of Disney is the largest Disney store and a great place to find last minute souvenirs. My favorite section is the home decor area because I love decorating the house with Disney magic.
Disney Vault 28 is a hip store that has contemporary Disney merchandise. Think Dooney & Bourke bags, scarves, Harvey's bags, clothing, and jewelry.
D Street is a favorite of my husband's because they have a ton of Vinylmations, some that you can't even find inside the parks! They also have a lot of Star Wars and Marvel merch inside.
Other shops include:
The LEGO Store
Studio Disney 365
Not really sure what to call this section, but there are a bunch of shops that are centered around creating an experience.
-Build a Bear Factory (make your own stuffed animal)
-RIDEMAKERZ (build toy race cars)
-Studio Disney 365 (think Bibbidi Boppidi Boutique)
These are my tow favorite eats at DTD.
Tortilla Joe's is a Mexican restaurant and the food is super fresh. Table-side guacamole, piping fajitas, yummy burritos and my favorite, deep-fried ice cream!
Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen has got a lot of southern comfort food. You can also order beignets here if you missed your chance to get them at Disneyland. They are standard beignets (rectangles) and taste good but I still prefer Mickey-shaped beignets from New Orleans Square.
Other restaurants include:
Earl of Sandwich
House of Blues
Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria
Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Blue this month. We will be back on July 17th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney news, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
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3rd Stop ~ Two Moms and a Mouse
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Final Stop ~ 400 Miles to Disneyland