Disneyland Day 2 and 3


I haven’t done a Disneyland recap post in awhile and need to finish it up, so I thought today was just a good a day as any. We left off after the Disneyland half marathon, Bobby and I spent some time in the parks before going back to the room to crash.

We had dinner reservations at Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park. I was really excited about this one because I had heard so many great things about it. This restaurant is very themed, and the Pirates of the Caribbean ride actually goes by the restaurant. It’s like you are sitting outside on the bayou, listening to the crickets and the frogs, and the boats go right by you in the water. It’s really neat and was one of my favorite meals.


“Inside” the restaurant. We had a table by the water


The service was excellent and the meal delicious. I had gumbo and filet.



After we ate, we of course had to go ride the ride!



We also rode Buzz Lightyear, and Star Tours.



We kept watching the clock, because we had Preferred seating for the fireworks right in front of the castle. It was nice to see a different fireworks show, but I think Wishes (In Walt Disney World) is way better than Magical.





After the show was over, we walked to Frontierland for our preferred seats for Fantasmic.





We really enjoyed the show, it was neat to see it on a different “stage” then the one at Hollywood Studios in Florida. After the show, we walked back to our hotel, it had been a LONG day and it was time to turn in.


I wasn’t kidding. We were exhausted and were ready for some much needed relaxation/pool time the next day.


We slept in and headed to the pool after breakfast, they had the most comfortable lounge chairs ever!


Our room is one of those on the 3rd floor



They were seriously like giant beds.



We relaxed for a couple of hours and then decided to grab some lunch. The sun was getting hot and I had some work/a client issue to go take care of. We grabbed food at White water snacks then headed to the concierge lounge for more snacks and a place to sit.




my favorite thing about the lounge is that they had a balcony with mountain views. We don’t get this at home below sea level, folks!


We took another afternoon nap, and got ready for dinner at Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland hotel. The food was my favorite of the trip, but the service was slightly lacking.




Sunset from our room


We had a great relaxing day and were ready to hit the parks again on Tuesday.

QOTD: Would you rather a really well themed restaurant or one with really good service?

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  1. Service and food beats theme anytime!

  2. Is it too much to ask for both? Sure, service wins every time. I mean, no theme on this Earth is going to work if you don’t feel welcomed but I think of Disney cruises. Awesome service and the restaurants are beautifully themed. Best of both worlds.

  3. We are going to take the kids to DL in December. I can’t wait! I have been about 6 years ago and can’t wait to go back! Some of those rides are soooo fun!

  4. We never ate at Blue Bayou but we LOVED Steakhouse 55!! We still compare any steaks we eat to the ones we had there! LOL Looks like a fun filled 2 days!

  5. I imagine that if I was ever in Disneyland that I would run into you… just seems like something that would (or at least should) happen.

  6. We ate at the Blue Bayou, however it was a table that I would swear could be no more farther away from the water. :-( The Monte Cristo was fantastic! I wanted to eat at Steakhouse 55 for our anniversary, but my wife really wanted to go to Napa Rose. Napa Rose was excellent. Pricey, but excellent. I love to eat good food, although I’m not sure food is ever worth that price. Also, I really wanted one of those chairs from the pool at Grand Californian!!

  7. I love Blue Bayou! It’s so much fun to float by it during Pirates. I love the Pirates set up at DL more than WDW.

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