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Adventures in Disneyland – Day 2 Part 2

There was a lot of speculation has to where my family and I ate lunch during the afternoon.  My daughter and I finished our ride on Space Mountain and met my wife at……….

photo courtesy of wdwinfo
photo courtesy of wdwinfo

Our family had one of the best, if not the best, counter service meals at either Walt Disney World or Disneyland.   My daughter had a giant plate of pasta (no sauce or butter) for her meal.  My wife got the pot roast which again was a big portion of pot roast.  For me, the menu came down to one item….the fried chicken.

Plaza Inn #2

The chicken was juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.  There were three pieces (a breast, a thigh, and a leg).  The mashed potatoes were great as well and there was just enough gravy to cover the potatoes but not spill out on the rest of the plate.  We were too full from our entrees so we passed on dessert.

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Adventures in Disneyland – Day 1 Part 1

Like most our trips to Walt Disney World, our trip to Disneyland started in the early hours of Monday morning.  Though we live only a short drive away from the Albany Airport, we rarely fly out of there due to the high ticket costs.  Fortunately, Albany is near many major airports so we have plenty of choices to shop around for airfare.  This time, Newark came up as the fare winner and luckily for us, I have friends who live near the Newark Airport and they were willing to drop us off and pick us up from the airport.  A nice savings from having to spent a night in an airport hotel and then spend more money to park the car.

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Ways Disneyland is “better” than Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World can be viewed as the younger cousin to Disneyland. Both were visions of Walt Disney. Walt Disney World is the grander vision but Disneyland was his first vision. As a result, there are ways in which Disneyland is “better” than it’s younger, more expansive cousin to the east. Arguing which theme park is better is like arguing who is a better character Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse. That being said, here are some ways that, I think, Disneyland is “better” than Walt Disney World.

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