It’s been a long time since we’ve been to Disney just for the sake of it. Mickey’s Halloween Party doesn’t count. We used to go to Disney at least once a week and stay there all day, but it’s been harder to coordinate days off.
We made a trip down to Disney this afternoon because I wanted to get the Halloween 2013 Minnie Mouse Demitasse. Normally Disney release these desserts for either Halloween or Christmas every year and the characters are different. You may have noticed some of the mugs in the background of our pictures. This year’s cup is super cute! I couldn’t pass it up.
Look how adorable that is! I don’t think anyone really buys this for the dessert itself, which is good but nothing to write home about. You really are just paying to keep the mug. They can be found at various locations through Disneyland and California Adventure. We got ours at Rancho del Zocalo, however they carry it at Carnation Cafe, Cafe Orleans, and Plaza Inn at Disneyland (from what we’ve seen). They also carry it at the Pacific Wharf Bakery at California Adventure. However, certain locations can run out for the day, so just ask the cast member which other location the dessert is carried at.
Another thing we love doing during the Holidays is eating all the delicious holiday themed desserts Disney Parks offer. They had Mickey Pumpkin Beignets at Cafe Orleans. We originally came here looking for the demitasse because every year I’ve bought it from this restaurant, but they ran out by the time we were seated. However, we still got a set of pumpkin beignets to eat. We absolutely LOVE their beignets. I’ve never had a real New Orleans styled beignets, but these are tasty in their own respect. During Christmas, Disney has Gingerbread Beignets with eggnog anglaise, but for Halloween they have Pumpkin Beignets with Vanilla anglaise. It’s totally worth the $7-8 for the 5 pieces they give. It’s so delicious! We got these at Cafe orleans but they can be found at various locations also.
We got lunch at one of our favorites places to eat at California Adventure which is at the Pacific Wharf. The bread bowls there are one of the best buys and they soups and salads taste good. The Sonoma Chicken and Apple Salad is one of my favorites and I always debate between getting this or the Clam Chowder Bread Bowl. It can be a little expensive at almost $10, but this can feed the both of us and sometimes we even take the sourdough bread home to make our own bread bowls, we just fill it with our own soup. The sourdough is from the Boudin bakery connected right next to the restaurant.
As we were browsing some of the stores, I came across this Mickey Mouse as Iron Man doll. It’s safe to say that I was thoroughly amused by it, although it looks like Mickey is wearing glasses!
One of the perks of having a pass is that we can enjoy casual days at Disney like today. There were no pressures to go on any of the attractions and we basically just went to have lunch and two-course desserts.
Until our next adventure,