The Most Magical Place on Earth

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The best toast. Ever. Have you ever had brioche?

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This was so yummy that I had two slices. Toasted, it was like fluffy pound cake minus the sweetness. The best toast I’ve ever eaten!

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We visited Disneyland today!

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It was about 28 degrees today. Seline and I got so hot in the afternoon. First, we went to Walt Disney Studios. The wall of concept art was my favourite. Wouldn’t it be neat to see Ursula as a lionfish instead of an octopus? Animators are so talented.

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We saw a couple shows, but unfortunately they were in French and I could only catch the main words. They spoke too quickly 😦

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Around lunchtime, we headed to Walt’s. I was planning to make a reservation, but for some reason I kept getting the answering machine. So we came at around noon, hoping for a spot.

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They didn’t have any spots until 4:00, and asked if I’d like to make a reservation for 5:30 or 7:00. I did, but then cancelled it because we decided to go home for dinner. Too bad! This would’ve been a very memorable lunch.

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Seline was hungry, so we walked down Main Street USA to Victoria’s Home Cooking, a cute cafe that sells hot sandwiches, salads, and simple accompaniments (drinks, desserts, chips).

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Seline had a roast beef and bacon sandwich while I devoured a turkey and Swiss panini. This was way better than I’d expected for Disneyland food! The bread was wheat-y and topped with oats. I think the bread was the best part, but I also enjoyed the arugula, creamy Dijon mustard spread, and melted cheese. This tasted like Whole Foods and Thanksgiving. 😀

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We walked around for a bit before doing the Buzz Lightyear shooting ride. Lines weren’t too long in the morning and we had fun shooting the bad guys.

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Thankfully most of the waiting was in the shade! Seline had lots of Sour Keys and Fuzzy Peaches while we waited.

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At around 3:30, we headed into Fantasyland and stopped for ice cream from Bella Notta Pizzeria. I had a scoop of pistachio and a scoop of strawberry cheesecake, topped with Daim crumbles. Seline had two scoops of vanilla and one chocolate.

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My pistachio was SO yummy (though not as good as Grom or Pozzetto) and I liked the crunchy, sticky texture. This melted quickly, though 😦 I shouldn’t have ordered strawberry cheesecake – the strawberries were simply jam and was a bit sour. I like Rain or Shine’s strawberry cheesecake ice cream 10x better.

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Our next ride was a Fairyland Country cruise. The wait was shorter than the others but it was HOT. I liked all of these pretty castles and trees.

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Casey Jr. was our favourite ride – we waited for about 45 minutes for this one.

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Wheeee!

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Gift shopping was fun too. This is Walt’s menu!

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We headed out afterwards to take the 7:00 bus. It was pretty stuffy in here.

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We got home at about 7:20 and dinner was already ready! Thanks Maggie, for this yummy balsamic tomato-avocado salad and cheese plate with grapes.

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Wish I had some baguette!

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Our main dish was pasta with bacon, zucchini, and mushrooms. Loved the zucchini!

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I wish there was some sheep’s parmesan on top of this. I want to recreate this at home, minus the bacon and plus some smoked salmon, maybe.

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I wish we could’ve gone back for the parade and fireworks 😦 We were so tired and busy though. Next time!

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