Main Street e-Zine Choice Awards

clipmickawardI came across a post from the Disney Parks Blog tonight announcing the results of their Disneyland Resort Cast Choice Awards. Almost 1,400 cast members voted for their favorite experiences at the Disneyland Resort, from favorite ride to favorite restaurant.

I thought it would be fun to show their results along with my choice for each of the categories. So let’s begin:

Favorite Attractions

Disneyland Park
Cast Members: Haunted Mansion – “Whether it’s when grim, grinning ghosts are out to socialize, or when Jack Skellington adds his own style of holiday cheer, this New Orleans Square classic is cast members’ spirited year-round favorite.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad – “The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!” (Disneyland Resort website)

Disney California Adventure Park
Cast Members: Soarin’ Around the World – “Now cleared for takeoff beyond the Golden State, this Grizzly Peak favorite flew to the top of cast voters’ itinerary. Said Guest Relations Host Marvin Herrera, “I get goosebumps every time I experience this fantastic attraction!”” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Radiator Springs Racers – “Kick the fun into overdrive on this auto race attraction that features familiar characters, fantastic scenery and “wheel” thrills!” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Favorite Merchandise Locations

Disneyland Park
Cast Members: Emporium – “Doesn’t matter if it’s first thing in the morning or last thing at night, this Main Street, U.S.A., mainstay is cast members’ preferred stop for must-have souvenirs from throughout the park.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Emporium – “Mosey off Main Street, U.S.A. to discover an old-fashioned boutique selling Disney keepsakes of all varieties.” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Disneyland California Adventure Park
Cast Members: Elias & Co. – “Buena Vista Street’s art deco-inspired department store makes cast members feel like they’re shopping in another era. Said Andy Roxas from Disneyland Hotel Room Service, “Every time I enter that merchandise location, I feel like I traveled back in time.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Elias & Co. – “Thread your way inside this opulent, art deco-style building to discover fashion finery for the whole family!” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Hotels of the Disneyland Resort & Downtown Disney District
Cast Members: World of Disney – “From its sprawling size to its whimsical décor and smile-inducing soundtrack, this Downtown Disney District superstore, with the largest selection of Disney merchandise anywhere on the West Coast, seems to have just about everything for everyone.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: World of Disney – “Immerse yourself in the biggest selection of Disney wares on the West Coast. From Disney apparel to plush toys and collectibles, this superstore has something—make that tons of things—for every Disney fan.” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Favorite Dining Locations

Disneyland Park
Cast Members: Blue Bayou Restaurant – “Cast members love the immersive atmosphere of this New Orleans Square restaurant, where Cajun and Creole favorites are served at an antebellum mansion under the shooting stars.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Plaza Inn -“Dine on home-style favorites in a lavish Victorian setting, one of the original landmarks of Disneyland Park. Drenched in dazzling décor, it’s no surprise that the Plaza Inn, which opened in 1955, was one of Walt Disney’s favorite places to dine.” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Disney California Adventure Park
Cast Members: Carthay Circle Restaurant – “The seasonal menu offerings and tantalizing appetizers draw rave reviews from cast members at this replica of a classic movie palace whose luxurious interior celebrates Disney’s big screen history.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta – “Italian favorites with a California twist offer something for everyone at 3 stations where you can grab, go and enjoy!” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Hotels of the Disneyland Resort & Downtown Disney District
Cast Members: Steakhouse 55 – “This tucked-away, upscale Disneyland Hotel highlight dazzles cast members with its premium steaks and delectable desserts. Said Pacific Wharf Food and Beverage Manager Daniel Cordova, “The air is electric. It feels as if legends are always sitting at the next table.” Insider tip: breakfast here is fantastic, too.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Tortilla Jo’s – “Find all your favorites plus dishes with a modern twist at this colorful multi-story restaurant–cantina with live entertainment.” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Favorite Snack

Cast Members: Churros – “Simply put, cast members ❤ churros as much as you do. Said Resort Transportation and Parking Hostess Kristine Castellanos, “There are many churros all over the world, but nothing like the taste of the Disneyland churro.”

Main Street e-Zine: Churros – “Grant sweet wishes with pastry wands of fried dough coated in cinnamon, sugary goodness.” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Favorite Disney Character Experience

Theme Parks
Cast Members: Star Wars Launch Bay – “Ever felt pure, unadulterated joy? It’s in a giant Wookiee hug. Cast members love heading to Tomorrowland for face time with their favorite Sith lords, bounty hunters and rebels.” (Disney Parks Blogs)

Main Street e-Zine: Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park – “Charge up for your adventures at Disneyland Park with a hearty buffet breakfast and memorable visits with Disney pals.” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Hotels of the Disneyland Resort & Downtown Disney District
Cast Members: Goofy’s Kitchen – “A-hyuck! Not only is this Disneyland Hotel buffet a cast favorite for rubbing elbows with classic Disney characters — it also ranked among their favorite resort dining experiences. (Chef Goofy’s peanut butter and jelly pizza is a must-try culinary classic.)” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Goofy’s Kitchen – “At this buffet serving a range of American fare, you never know who will drop by… but you know it’ll be a blast!” (Disneyland Resort Website)

Favorite Entertainment Experience

Cast Members: Fantasmic! – Cast members can’t wait to head back into the world of Mickey Mouse’s imagination. This Rivers of America nighttime spectacular will return infused with new magic this summer. Said Daniela Juarez from Disneyland Hotel Housekeeping, “It reminds me of why I started working here in the first place. Also gets me right in the feels every time.” (Disney Parks Blog)

Main Street e-Zine: Main Street Electrical Parade – “With over a half a million twinkling lights, this pageant has enthralled generations of Guests since its debut in 1972. After a 20 year hiatus from Disneyland Park, the parade’s return means that nostalgic fans and newbies alike will get to experience this whimsical procession that glitters and winks in time to the bouncy beat. Catch this classic nighttime parade filled with fanciful floats and toe-tappin’ tunes for a limited time―it fades away June 18, 2017!” (Disneyland Resort Website)

So there you have it . . . what are your favorites?


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