to maximize our time, we went early bird special style and got there just when the park opened up. the other gazillion people must have had the same idea so a crowd wasn't avoided per se, but i felt like i maximized my duckets by being god awful early.
lunch started with a trip to taste pilots' grill. the grill served typical fast food, but their claim to fame is their "gourmet ribs." why really? so like a child born yesterday, i ordered it. relatively speaking, it tasted aight, if aight means boiled ribs with hardly any charring and then drenched, and i mean drenched, in a sweet, sticky bbq sauce. it came with a side of fries or a side of sliced apples if you want to be healthy. hey wait a minute...what happened to my apples?!
we also shared a child's plate of sliders because they were also allegedly tasty. the meat patty tasted boiled...boo! the get-off-the-stage kind of boo! the place was super crowded though and appeared to be the favorite eatery for families with many, and i mean, MANY children.
and of course, i can't have a day at the amusement park without a frozen banana with nuts...so why not get 2?! the first one i gobbled up while waiting in line for soarin' over california.
the second one was consumed as we walked about the park. i even managed to find it a hat to take its glamour pic. yummm, LOVE FROZEN BANANAS WITH NUTS and look at how cute this one looked!
yaddy yadda rides, yaddy yadda walking, then came a quick dinner at corn dog castle. i heard they have amazing corndogs, just like the little red wagon at disneyland and if you've read my post about dizzneyland eats, you KNOW i must have me a corndog.
this time, i chose their hot links corndog which was ewwww....i should have known the fattiness from the hotlinks + the grease from the whole thing being fried = greasy burps and a 1/2 eaten corndog. even the side of sliced apples did nothing to cut the grease or the guilt. next time, i'm sticking to the regular corndog cuz greasy on a stick does not a party in my mouth make.
other than walking about, eating, and standing in line for rides, i popped my head into a few stores just to look. i saw this stand of super ginormous lollipops and recalled a time when i really, really wanted one as a kid, but didn't get one :( i would never want one now though. these lollipops are made for clowns and kids. besides, can you truly eat one all by yourself? i get bored with gum after only a few minutes of chewing it so come on now!
the whole eating experience ended with a mango smoothie at schmoozies. it was rather sour and did nothing to quench my thirst. it did, however, make me pucker up my face like a wrinkled california raisin. a bottle of naked juice smoothie would have been better than this.
so after all the eating and perusing, we bugged out. maybe because this was my first time there, but i thought california adventure edged out disneyland on the "fun-for-old-people" factor. more things to see and everything was so darn CUTE! alright, it'll be like another 7 years before i head back to these parks. i think i would rather go to that other park where there's roulette and craps tables. i think mr. potato head would agree.
Disney's California Adventure
1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802