[QUOTE=yakmom;1109357]Thanks again! Yes, Coronado! I haven’t been since I was about 15 years old. So beautiful!
I can’t wait for my unofficial guide to show up. I am hoping it gives suggestions on how to structure your day if you are just there for 2 days.[/QUOTE]
A lot depends on your family. If you are early risers, you have a number of options.
There is a Denny’s nearby to your Hotel. Since they’re open 24 hours, if you can get up and get breakfast out of the way, you won’t be so starving during the morning…
There is an IHOP as well, but I was less than impressed with their “prices” on the menu, which were horribly inflated as to other IHOP facilities. You might want to skip this altogether, but with children I have found it’s far cheaper to feed them BEFORE Disneyland than while in the Park itself.
Downtown Disney has a slew of Restaurants for lunch and evening. For children, I would heavily recommend Storyteller’s Cafe at the Grand Californian. The food is good, buffet, and not overly expensive. The Blue Bayou was always a must when I took the kids, but after Pirates the cost was unaffordable. New Orleans Cafe is a better substitute for food and a nice atmosphere. :happy:
JAZZ KITCHEN is another restaurant that I frequent when I hit the park. Though I’m not sure of the kids menu, since the Heir Apparent was a teenager by the time we started going there.
If you have a car, you might consider going a little ways out from Disneyland Proper. If budgetary issues are a concern, further West down Katella is a Home Buffet, which is an all you can eat restaurant where kids can be kids and your pocketbook won’t hate you later. But, apparently, it is now permanently closed… :blink:
If you have money to afford nicer restaurants, I head South on Harbor to Garden Grove where OUTBACK is located off Chapman Ave. :wub:
There’s a CoCo’s and a Target off Chapman as well. And, of course, a Krispy Kreme further down Chapman, though East going almost all the way to I-5, you take City Blvd South just before.
Hope this helps… :pirate: