Thursday, May 31, 2012

Disneyland Mint Julep

After spending far too long at the Cleveland airport, going from one United representative to another trying to get our reservations fixed (personal observation: the United-Continental merger is not having the smoothest transition), and one long cross-country flight, Foodgoat, Princess Goat, the Goatling, and I finally arrived to our much anticipated destination:  Disneyland!

I've been to Disneyland many times, but because this time we came with a 3-year old and a not-quite-one year old, we did a lot of things that I hadn't done before.  The Storybook boats.  The Casey Jones railroad.  The picnic area outside.  And there is a certain magic of seeing Disneyland through the eyes of little girls who are seeing it all for the first time. 

The Disneyland parade was a major highlight. We have re-enacted the parade many times.  MANY times.

You should have seen her in the Tiki Room. Who knew animatronic birds could made a baby so happy?
Disneyland food, alas, isn't so magical.  Much of it is just okay, some of it is downright awful (Tomorrowland pizza, I hope to never see you again), and all of it is expensive.

But there are some good things.  The newest thing we discovered on this trip:  the Disneyland Mint Julep. 
Bright green and so refreshing.  Even the baby enjoyed it.
Found in an out of the way window of New Orleans Square, the Disneyland Mint Julep, according to my mixologist brother, tastes absolutely nothing like a real mint julep, which is almost entirely straight up bourbon.

The Disneyland version is a sweet cold drink that tastes of mint and lime and comes with a skewer of pineapple and maraschino cherry, it's a lovely, refreshing alternative to soda/pop or bottled water. 

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