Where To Stay & Eat When Visiting Disneyland

I grew up going to Disneyland every single year as a child, and once we started getting annual passes we would go several times a year! We have stayed at many hotels around the Park, including all of the Disney hotels. When the end of the night comes, after a long day at Disneyland, only a few things matter. Walking distance, cleanliness, and a good bed to rest your head on.

We have stayed at the Howard Johnson several times now and absolutely love it every time! They’ve recently remodeled all of their rooms and the beds are so comfortable. They are so comfortable that my Mom specifically told me to make sure I mention it on my blog! The hotel is such a quick walk from the parks and totally kid friendly! They have their own small water park and even an arcade! The kids will love it almost as much as they loved being at the Park.


Now that you have a great place to stay let me give you the best places to eat! All of the restaurants that need reservations can be made on the Disney app.

Lamplight Lounge

The perfect place to grab food and a drink, as well as watch the World Of Color. We made reservations for the latest time possible and then waited for the show to start. Be sure to order the lobster nachos. They are the best, my favorite thing to eat in all of Disneyland! You wont be sorry! You will need reservations for this restaurant. If you don’t have one then a quick way to get in is to be outside when they open, it will get you right in. You may however be seated at the bar.


Carnation Cafe

My favorite place to eat! Every single thing on the menu is so yummy! From breakfast to dinner, everything you can order is delicious. My personal favorites are the apple-granola pancakes for breakfast and fried pickles for appetizers later in the day! You will need reservations for the restaurant, and in fact during busy season they wont even seat anyone without a reservation.


Flo’s Cafe

My favorite place for a quick service breakfast! Always a quick place to grab something that’s delicious. Great options for kids as well. My personal favorites are the brioche french toast and the chicken tamale breakfast.


Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

Another quick service that we love to eat for lunch and dinner, especially if you are craving Mexican food. My mom loves their enchiladas! Everything is really good and it is always a fast line to go through.


Favorite Sweet Tooth Snacks

Chocolate dipped Sugar Cookies - They have these in many locations. Two of them we go to often are on Main Street USA in Disneyland and Buena Vista Street in California Adventures.

Ice Cream - Gibson Ice Cream on Main Street USA

Churro Toffee - A new treat and oh so good to eat! Toffee with white chocolate and cinnamon sugar is sure to be one of your favorites as well!

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Throughout the year Disney always many different events that will introduce new snacks and delicious food to eat! Always be on the lookout for new delicious things to eat, these are just my favorites staples every time I go to Disneyland! What are your favorites? Let me know below! I always love to try new treats!

For Discounts when staying at the HoJo Anahiem follow this link HERE.

Using code “LNLR” will give you 15% off your stay and 20% off with code LNAP if you are an passholder

Xo, Amanda