From Fine Dining to Fast Casual, Restaurants Play a Starring Role at Disney California Adventure Park

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – Food plays a starring role in restaurants along Buena Vista Street and in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park, with six fast-casual restaurants and a premier dining spot, Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge. “The diverse cuisine really tops off the guest experience,” says Chef Ed Wronski, director of food and beverage concept development for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

 Along Buena Vista Street

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge

    • Signature dining at the Carthay Circle Restaurant upstairs (200 seats indoors, 56 seats on the terrace), with a 68-seat lounge downstairs. Opened in June, 2012.
    • Open for lunch and dinner with a market-inspired menu created by Andrew Sutton, executive chef for Napa Rose and Carthay Circle Restaurant.  Hours are 11:30 a.m. daily to park closing and may be confirmed at Menu includes sustainable fish, both wild and farmed, in dishes such as ceviche of Pacific ono and sesame-soy-glazed Skuna Bay salmon. The lunch menu includes a strawberry chicken salad and an Angus burger with cheddar cheese and house-made pickles.
    • Features hand-crafted cocktails, California beers from smaller breweries, wines from around the world with a strong focus on California vineyards, and lounge cocktails based on popular drinks from the 1930s including martinis and classic punches.
    • Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, inspired by the original Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles where “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered in 1937; features custom tiles, custom plaster finishes and ornate woodwork.
    • Each guest who orders a three-course lunch or dinner, plus a non-alcoholic beverage, receives a ticket to center-stage viewing area for the nighttime spectacular, “World of Color.”
    • Reservations are recommended: 714-781-DINE.

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe

    • Quick-service and bakery with 134 seats inside, 44 outside with a view of Carthay Circle Theatre
    • Open daily. Breakfast includes cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing, pastries and hot sandwiches
    • Showcases Starbucks coffee drinks, with baristas in 1920s-inspired attire.

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

    • Hand-scooped “udderly delicious” ice cream in waffle cones, sundaes (hot fudge, mocha, mint, strawberry)
    • Chocolate-dipped ice cream bars (milk or dark chocolate)

Mortimer’s Market

    • Fruit and beverage kiosk with whole and cut fresh fruits, bottled water, juices and soft drinks
    • According to Disney legend, Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse on a train trip from New York to Los Angeles in March 1928. He called his creation Mortimer Mouse, but wife Lillian objected, saying Mortimer was too formal. So Walt changed it to Mickey.

Cruising through Cars Land

Flo’s V8 Cafe

    • Full meals at a quick-service counter, with seats for 300
    • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
    • Inspired by vintage roadside restaurants along historic Route 66, specialties include rotisserie pork loin, citrus turkey and New York strip loin. Signature “veggie-tater bake” is Chef Sean Layne’s vegetarian version of classic shepherd’s pie.
    • House-made, single-serving pies include apple-cheddar, strawberry-rhubarb, chocolate mud, blueberry-peach and cherry, created by Disneyland Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet.
    • Beers served are Racer 5 IPA and Red Rocket Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co. in Healdsburg, Calif.
    • California wines by the glass include Fess Parker Riesling, Silverado Chardonnay, Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon and Eppa SupraFruta Sangria.
    • Boasting “the finest fuel in the 50 states,” Flo’s caters to the growing number of Route 66 visitors and race fans coming to Radiator Springs, with a “showroom” dining area that overlooks the Radiator Springs Racers attraction.
    • The cafe also is home to Flo’s personal memorabilia collected during her glamorous career as a singer with the Motorama Girls.

Cozy Cone Motel

    • Quick-service, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with 56 seats outdoors
    • Inspired by vintage “wigwam” hotels along Route 66, each of the five teepees offers cone-themed treats.
    • Cone Number 1 offers churro bites with cinnamon-chocolate sauce, cinnamon-spiced hot cocoa and Ramone’s Pear of Dice Soda made with dessert pear flavor, mojito syrup and Sprite.
    • Cone Number 2 features soft-serve ice cream and “route” beer floats.
    • Cone Number 3 offers savory bites all served in edible bread cones, such as a bacon-scrambled egg cone for breakfast, chicken verde or chili “cone” queso for lunch and dinner. Specialty beverages are Fillmore’s Fuelin’ Groovy Ades, all-natural lemonade with wild berry foam, or pomegranate limeade with lemon-lime foam.
    • Cone Number 4 serves pretzel bites with cheesy sauce and Red’s Apple Freeze, a fat-free, frozen concoction with apple juice, toasted marshmallow flavor and passion fruit-mango foam.
    • Cone Number 5 features two flavored popcorns daily, such as dill pickle and sweet & spicy.  Other flavors include bacon and cheddar, nacho cheese, salt and vinegar. Specialty drink is Doc’s Wild Grape Tonic (Sprite with wild grape flavor and wild berry foam).
    • As the story goes, the Cozy Cone Motel becomes home to Sally’s Snack Cone-anza when all the fans flock to Radiator Springs for the big races.

Fillmore’s Taste-In

    • Fruit and beverage kiosk with fresh whole and cut fruits, bottled water, juices and soft drinks.
    • Radiator Springs’ resident hippie, Fillmore, offers a variety of healthy snacks to visitors at his tie-dyed geodesic dome.


About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and the reimagined Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences.  The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” fun. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.

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