And from our friend Ian MacGregor
New Lounge: Disney has opened a new lounge in Dinoland. Its taking over the garage section of Restaurantosaurus starting at 5 pm. They've added lanterns and secluded the lounge from the rather noisy areas of the place. There is outdoor seating, as well. The menu is quite limited with three non-alcoholic, four alcoholic drinks and 2 small plates, buffalo chicken dip and mixed nuts. Maybe if this place is well received they will expand the menu but for now it seems like a nice place to get out of the heat for a bit.
New option at Tiffins: One of our favorite places is, of course, Tiffins. They have started a new Prix-Fixe option at lunch. You can select an appetizer and entree or an entree and dessert. The apps include the apple walnut salad and falafel. The entrees you can select include the Wagyu Beef Tagine or roasted chicken. Desserts include the chocolate ganache and the guava mousse. The price isn't too bad considering this is a signature restaurant. It is $35 per guest. You can still order off the regular menu, this is just an option, not a replacement. Also, it is from 11 am to 3:30 pm.
Thursday July 26 9 am - 10:30 pm
Friday July 27 9 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday July 38 9 am- 10:30 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Sunday July 29 am- 10 pm
Monday July 30 9 am- 10 pm Extra Magic Hour in the morning
Tuesday July 31 9 am- 10 pm
Wednesday August 1 9 am- 10 pm
|Photo courtesy of Disney|
|photo courtesy of Disney|
|California Condor at the San Diego Zoo|
In celebration of the park’s 20th birthday, I am posting some pictures from the parks first year.
The Tree of Life looks the same but there were some different animals in the gardens surrounding it.
In front of Countdown to Extinction, there was no iguanadon.
And where DinoRama sits today there was Dinosaur Jubilee, a small natural history museum manned by interns from the Dino Institute.
The Safari had many of the same animals but the landscape itself looked very different.
Here wildebeest and tommies graze in a much different looking place.
And Gorilla Falls had warthogs and these gerenuk.
Happy Anniversary to the world’s best theme park.