V8 Cafe

The Blogorail: Flo’s V8 Cafe at Disneyland Resort

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are telling you all about some of the best quick service restaurants at Disneyland.


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The Neon at Flo’s V8 Cafe makes this a great spot to photograph at night!

Hello everyone, thank you for taking the time to work through all of the posts for this month’s Magical Blogorail Green line — the Best Quick Service Restaurants at Disneyland!  Now, I know that Flo’s V8 Cafe isn’t at Disneyland — it’s at Disney’s California Adventure Park — but to me, I was reading this to be about the best Quick Service Restaurants at Disneyland Resort, not just at one of the parks, and to me, not many things can top the atmosphere, food, and incredible theming of Flo’s V8 Cafe, so it’s my choice to close us out!

Located in Cars Land, of course, Flo’s is a great restaurant to enjoy.  The food is incredible, it wasn’t terribly busy both times we ate there, and there is plenty of seating.  It’s a great place to relax, take a load off, and just take in the scenery of Cars Land.

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Pot Roast, Turkey, and every child’s favorite, Mac and Cheese!

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Flo’s V8 Cafe is worth a try if you’ve never eaten here before, and I’ll tell you, I’m sure it tastes much better than oil and gas that the cars “ate” in the movie!  For more information, check out the restaurant page on Disneyland’s website, and this link will take you to the menus so you can navigate through them.

So tell me, have you eaten at Flo’s V8 Cafe before?  If so, what did you think?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by today!

 

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26 Days til Disneyland – Storytellers Cafe!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Today for Day 26 in our countdown to Disneyland series, we are taking a look at the Storytellers Cafe, which is located inside of the Grand Californian Resort.  This dining location serves for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The breakfast is a character breakfast called the “Chip ‘n Dale Critter Breakfast”, and has among other features, the ability to order off the menu or to select the buffet for your meal.  With made to order omelets, great Disney breakfast fare, and an excellent venue for your meal, the Storytellers Cafe is one of the top dining locations on property — at least, I think it is!

We will be eating there for breakfast the morning of June 24th, so look for an in depth review of the restaurant when we get back from Disneyland!

In the meantime, tell me what you think of the Storytellers Cafe!  Have you ever eaten here before?  If so, did you eat at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and what did you think of your dining experience?  Was the price good for the food you got, or was it overpriced?  Let me know in the comments, please, and thanks for stopping by!

Staying at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Building 6, one of the Outer Buildings of the Grand Floridian Resort

July 24 – 28, my family had the opportunity to do something that my wife Cindy and I had thought we likely wouldn’t do until we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in 12 years: we were given an opportunity, along with our daughter Sophie, to stay at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the signature resort in Walt Disney World, and some would say, the signature resort at any of the Disney parks.

I’m not going to debate which resort is better than the other — although, a comparison between the Grand Floridian and the Grand Californian, which we had the pleasure to stay at in June, is in order — but for today’s post, I’m going to give you a review of room 5511, which is where we stayed for our four nights at the resort.

The picture you see above is of building 6, which is directly opposite the building we were in, which was building 5.  One of the neat things about where we were staying is it was right by the area where you could rent the boats to take on the Seven Seas Lagoon, but even cooler than that, it had a great vantage point of Cinderella Castle, and we could see the fireworks from the seating areas they have right there.

Upon entering our room, though, we were struck by the old world charm that the Grand Floridian gave us.  We weren’t in a hotel — in fact, the argument could be made that we weren’t even in a resort anymore.  All of a sudden, we had walked into an English bedroom, although with two queen size beds, but it had a sitting area also, and a place to work, and watch TV.

Our room came with two queen size beds, perfect for our family of 3!

Our room came with two queen size beds, perfect for our family of 3!

Although it felt to me like we had left the world of Disney and had transported back to old world England, the picture above and the two below reminded us that our Disney touches were still to be experienced!

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A closeup of our towel Mickey Mouse.

Mickey was to be found on the lamp too!

Mickey was to be found on the lamp too!

One of my favorite parts of the whole room was this wonderful chair and ottoman.  They were very comfortable, as was the bed, by the way, and I enjoyed winding down from our day in the parks by relaxing in the chair while the girls were getting ready for bed.

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This chair and ottoman were incredibly comfortable to sit in and relax, in my opinion!

The bathroom was your standard bathroom, except it had double sinks which was nice, and in a first for me, it had a phone in the bathroom by the shower!

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Sophie by the sinks.

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The door to the bathroom — plenty of mirrors for Sophie!

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The soaps and shampoo were quite nice!

One side note about the Grand Floridian — the towels were bigger than the towels that we had seen at other resorts.  They were softer than those, too, but overall, they were still just standard hotel towels in my opinion.

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The area down there is where you could see Wishes over the Castle at night. This is the view from our balcony.

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There has been some discussion about the refrigerators at the Disney resorts. Ours worked well, so I took a picture!

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If we forget where we are staying, we could look at this picture to remember! It’s better than pinching ourselves to see if we were dreaming!

In addition to the room, which was really nice, we were within a really short distance from the Gasparilla Grill, which is the equivalent of a counter service restaurant.  It’s open 24 hours a day, though, so you can go for a snack at any time!

The lobby of the Grand Floridian is absolutely incredible.  It almost is worth taking the monorail over to it just to see what it’s like.  Words don’t do justice, so I’m going to close by sharing these photos.  I hope you have enjoyed looking at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and that you plan on staying there once.  It’s definitely worth adding to your Disney Bucket List!

Sophie sitting at this awesome telephone table!

Sophie sitting at this awesome telephone table!

The lobby elevator that travels just to the second floor.

The lobby elevator that travels just to the second floor.

One of the chandeliers in the lobby.

One of the chandeliers in the lobby.

The intricate stained glass in the ceiling of the lobby.

The intricate stained glass in the ceiling of the lobby.

Citrico's is located on the 2nd floor of the lobby.

Citricos is located on the 2nd floor of the lobby.

Victoria & Alberts Restaurant - located on the 2nd floor of the lobby.

Victoria & Alberts Restaurant – located on the 2nd floor of the lobby.

The orchestra performed excellently -- I loved listening to them!

The orchestra performed excellently — I loved listening to them!

Disneyland – The Grand Californian Hotel

The Grand Californian Hotel welcomes you home!

The Grand Californian Hotel welcomes you home!

By Mike Ellis.

The Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland is the premier place to stay at the Resort.  Luxury abounds at this picturesque resort, but even more so, the location next to Disney’s California Adventure Park — with it’s own entrance in — seals the deal for us as a great place to stay.  Let’s dive in and look at some of the incredible things that await you and your family if you visit here!

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Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – Grand Californian Hotel

The sign in front of an incredible place to stay!

The sign in front of an incredible place to stay!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia, the weekly trivia series that my friends Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog and Heidi from Heidi’s Head co-host with me!  Today I am back from Disneyland, so I thought I would kick off the week with some trivia — Disneyland and Grand Californian Style!

Grand Californian Hotel Trivia

Did you know…that the Grand Californian Hotel has 1,019 rooms?  The place is huge!  Six stories tall, with views of the lobby from every floor!  It is an incredible structure, and one that Cindy, Sophie and I thoroughly enjoyed!

In addition, the name is based on it’s sister hotel, the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, located at Walt Disney World.  While the two hotels are different in theming, they are both richly appointed and are the top two hotels Disney has, in my opinion.

Thank you for stopping by tonight as we share our little tidbits of trivia for you!  Now, please stop by and visit the rest of the sites and learn what they have for us today!  Remember to make it a Disney Day!

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