DisneySMMoms Celebration 2010: Attractions And Lunch

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DisneySMMoms Celebration 2010:
Attractions And Lunch

 

After the DisneySMMoms Media Event was finished, we were very excited to get over and ride Test Track before our 12:15pm lunch reservation at Le Cellier!

Then we decided that we’d have enough time to ride Soarin’ real quick too, which ended up taking a bit longer than we’d originally planned, but was great fun because we got to chat with a great cast member who humored us about wanting to sit in the front row! I can’t remember his name right now though, so feel free to help me if any of you ladies remember it! My picture of him with us didn’t turn out either, but what a great memory!

Anyway, when we finally made our way over to Le Cellier, we were able to be seated together and it was great fun! Starting from the left and going around the table, there was Lynne, Jen (holding flat Megan), Traci, Debbie, Me, JL, and Squirrel!

I told the ladies the story about my last visit to Le Cellier (Sept. 09), where I ordered a Blackberry Mojito and when it came, it did not taste good, at all. So our waitress actually tasted it right there at the table! Funniest thing ever! She didn’t like it either and brought me another one which was just fine. Anyway, back to the current visit, our waitress comes to the table, & low and behold, it was the SAME WAITRESS!!!!! So we chatted for a few minutes, took a picture…

…laughed a little about our ‘mojito’ incident, and ordered our drinks. I thought it was pretty cool that she remembered me and the whole story. She came back a few minutes later with our drink order and you are not going to believe this, but my Sprite tasted like the syrup had run out in the middle of my glass being filled! So, we had another laugh and it was pretty fun because it was almost the end of her tour and she was going to be headed back to Canada at the end of that week. I was so glad to be able to see her one more time, I mean, what are the chances of that happening?

We had a really great lunch, their food is just awesome! Of course, I had to order the Chocolate Moose for dessert because I’d heard so much about it but didn’t ever have it! It was really good and very cute too!

Disneyland: The Travel Agent, The Planning, And The FOOD

Goofy's Kitchen

Sometime during the spring of 2003, we were sitting with the family discussing how my husband and I and our 2 kids (ages 1 & 5 at that time) were going to go to NYC for a couple weeks that summer for my half-sister S’s sweet sixteen party. Now, let me first tell you that I am not an airplane person at all…never really have been. So, when my mom heard me say that we were going to New York, she said, “you’re getting on an airplane?” I told her that my step-mom, (may she rest in peace) convinced me to bring the kids out because we’d get to see everyone and S really would love us to be at her party. My mom right away said that we needed to go to Disneyland with the kids if I was willing to get on an airplane, to which I totally agreed! :)

So, she called her travel agent the very next day and booked a trip for us all to go down for President’s Week. The travel agent booked everything for us. I wasn’t involved in any of the planning at all, which is unbelievable to me now! There were 7 of us total. It was me, my husband, our 5 year old son, our 2 year old daughter, my mom, my step-dad and my brother. We didn’t have any dining reservations at all. All we knew was that we were staying at The Disneyland Hotel in connecting rooms that had a kitchenette and living room in between the bedrooms. We were flying into the John Wayne airport and had the Super Shuttle arranged to take us from the airport to the resort and back to the airport at the end of our trip.

We really didn’t know much of anything about the resort or the park itself except for what we’d seen on the Disneyland website, which was nothing like it is today. We had a few questions for the travel agent here and there but she was not very helpful at all. It was rather interesting because she acted like she couldn’t be bothered most of the time when we called. I was not really sure why this was the case but we were still excited nonetheless and pretty much had no idea of what to expect.

We had a rather interesting experience in dining without any reservations. It was practically impossible to get in to any sit down restaurant. Everywhere we went had a sign up that they were not taking walk-in diners. So, needless to say, we just did the best we could and ate whatever we could find until we stumbled upon Granville’s Steak House (which is now Steakhouse 55) near the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel. We decided, on our 3rd day, that we needed to have breakfast at a restaurant instead of instant oatmeal in our room. Boy, are we glad we did that! Our server was A and she was awesome. Not only was she a great server, but she gave us all sorts of tips about how to tour the Parks. As soon as she figured out that we didn’t have a clue about what we should be doing, she started telling us about fascinating things that you would never know about or even think to ask. It was so cool and we just loved it! We actually wanted her to just leave work and come spend the rest of our vacation with us. I could tell that she had a passion about her workplace like no one I’d ever known. We enjoyed a couple more meals there just so we could hang out with A more and pick her brain! Oh yah, the food was amazing too and very reasonably priced! We really thought it would be cool to eat next door at Goofy’s Kitchen so she helped us get a reservation for the following morning. We were very excited and the kids had a fabulous time!

Notice where M is looking in this picture! More about that later!