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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Disney Character Meal Guide: Ariel's Grotto

Ariel's Grotto sits next to the water at Paradise Pier and hosts two Princess Meal and a World of Color Dinner Package. With theming fit for a mermaid and beautiful views, any princess would love to dine here.

Photo Courtesy of My Dreams of Disney

The Basics

All meals have prix fixe menus. For breakfast you start with a platter of fresh fruit and pastries and then choose an individual entree. Choices include a breakfast sandwich and Fresh Berry Belgian Waffle. All entrées come complete with a side of Bircher Muesli.

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Lunch and dinner start with your choice of soup or salad. Individual entree options include Red Oak-Smoked Honey-Whiskey Barbecue Tri-Tip, Grilled Lobster Tail Salad, and Fire-Roasted Corn Cakes. After your meal your table is served a dessert tray with lots of yummy options.

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Ariel's Grotto offers two seating locations. You can dine inside surrounded by "Under the Sea" decor or outdoors under a canopy with views of the water Paradise Pier's attractions.


Disney Princesses appear during breakfast and lunch. They are not a part of the World of Color Dinner Celebration. Ariel greets her guests in the foyer before they are taken to their table. The other Princesses appearing will circulate through the restaurant and greet you while you are dining.

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The princesses appearing can change daily but there is a good chance you will meet Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, and Belle.

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What Our Pilots Say

"Ariel's Grotto holds special memories for me, eating on the outdoor patio with my boys. We loved the food (and nearly every picture has my littlest with a mouthful!). Ariel even left a lipstick "memento" on his cheek!" - Julie from Saving Up for Disney

"Our experience at Ariel's Grotto was wonderful. The fanfare and overall atmosphere were incredible. The food was very good and my infant was not only free, but got a full kids meal to pick at in between distractions :). There were plenty of activities for everyone, including interaction with the Cast Members, "crown decorating" and - of course - plenty of princesses! During our visit we saw Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella and Belle, which made my two princesses happy (even if the interaction wasn't the best we had ever had). Overall, I have zero regrets about the experience and we'll certainly be back again!" - Jennifer from For the Love of Disney

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"Ariel's Grotto sits perched on Paradise Bay, overlooking "Instant Concert!... Just Add Water" with Maestro Goofy during the day, and World of Color at night. I find the food, both at lunch and dinner, delicious, and am thrilled that the World of Color Dinner Package has returned to this restaurant." - Donna from DISTherapy

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Riding the Rails - Christmas In July

July is the perfect time to start planning your Christmas trip to Disney (if you haven't already!)  

Here are just a few of the things that you'll want to add to your planning checklist:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Loops & News of the Week - July 20, 2014

This Week on the Magical Blogorail

Disneyland celebrated it's 59th anniversary this week so Riding the Rails was all about Disney's original park. Next week we will be celebrating Christmas in July!

Our newest attraction guide has everything you need to know about Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure.

Magical Blogorail Blue put together their perfect Disney meals in their newest loop. Hop aboard and see what they chose!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Perfect Disney Meal

Magical Blogorail Blue is creating and sharing their perfect Disney meal in their newest loop.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Attraction Guide: Toy Story Midway Mania

Toy Story Midway Mania is a popular attraction for both kids and kids at heart at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney California Adventure. Become an honorary toy and join some of your favorite characters from the Toy Story films to play a few midway games.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Riding the Rails - All Things Disneyland

all things Disneyland

Disneyland. The place where it all started. The happiest place on Earth. The Magic Kingdom. No matter what you call it, Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is one of the top vacation destinations in the world, and with good reason.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Loops & News of the Week - July 13, 2014

This Week at the Magical Blogorail:

Riding the Rails  featured a few of the top salty snacks you can find in the Disney parks. Next week we'll be celebrating Disneyland's anniversary.

Our resort guide took a look at Disney's BoardWalk Inn & Villas.

Magical Blogorail Green shared some tips on how to stay cool at the Disney Parks this summer.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tips to Stay Cool at the Disney Parks

sharing ways to stay cool when you are visiting Disney this summer

Magical Blogorail Green is sharing a few ways to stay cool when you are visiting Disney this summer.