Thursday, December 31, 2015

Storyteller and Grizzly Peak

Breakfast at the Disneyland Resort Hotels often means a lot of screaming children and sub-par buffet food. Not so at the Grand Californian's Storytellers Cafe. Their Critter Breakfast is delicious and a a lot quieter than its neighboring counterparts.

The lobby area is warm and inviting, reflecting the Craftsman-style of the Grand Californian Hotel where it is located.

A very cool carved detail that gives a peak into the dining area.

Light fixtures that I covet:

Paintings adorn the dining room that are reminiscent of the storybook illustrations by N.C. Wyeth:

These silhouetted tableaus do double duty:

A beautiful place to dine:

The characters are fun and add to the enjoyment of the meal:

with plenty of personality to spare:

After breakfast, I took some of my first shots of the re-themed Grizzly Peak Airfield area of DCA. I'd call it a definite improvement.

A few quotes to enhance your restroom experience:

Soarin' has also benefitted from the retheming:

I am digging this vintage car, which makes one think of a retro family vacation:

Even the interior is chock full of cool details:

Finally for today, a look at the map of the Grizzly Peak area:

Happy New Year to all of you; I hope it is safe AND fun and a great start to 2016!

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K. Martinez said...

I guess the characters from "Brother Bear" are utilized quite extensively in the Grand Californian Hotel and Grizzly Peak area. I still have yet to see the animated feature.

That's a great pic of you with the bear. The character looks so large next to you.

Dave, It's been another great year on your blog. I appreciate what you do here and thank you for coming back. I wish you nothing but the best in 2016.

Dave DeCaro said...

Ken - I haven't seen Brother Bear, either…probably won't. Thanks to you for being such a faithful reader!

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy your posts Dave. Here's to a great 2016!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Dave. Happy New Year and best regards.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Dave. You and your blog provided a lot of enjoyment in 2015, as was the case in previous years. I thank you for your time and effort. Hope 2016 is good to you.

Edward Allen