Once upon a time there was a bowl of Gumbo...
After a full day of Princess spotting and Fairytale adventures our bellies were certainly ready for something warm and hearty come dusk. The Gumbo in Cafe Orleans, Disneyland California is just what this little Mouse needed. With ready smiles and efficient service this is a great spot to rest weary legs and Character spot.
After sharing our bowl of Gumbo I have been inspired to try to make my own version, much to the merriment of his Lordship. So check back again soon to see how I’ve gone.
Just wanting enough to sate to bellies and not go loco on the menu offerings (tripple cheese fried sandwich anyone…) we ordered a bowl of Gumbo stew with Andouville Sausage, Tasso Ham and Chicken, topped with Cajun style Dirty Rice for $9.49. The stew was wonderfully thick, not fatty despite all the various meats and totally finger in the bowl afterwards licking good.
We shared what I’ll call the Yumbo Gumbo between us along with some Pommes Frites, traditional style French Fries tossed with Parmesan, Garlic and Parsely with a mildy spicy Cajun Remoulade (tasted like prawn seafood sauce) for $6.49. These were perfectly seasoned, not soaked in cheese more sprinkled and super garlicy – Yummo! The sauce was a nice addition but these Frites were so good it felt a little sinful to then dunk them in the Remoulade. They weren’t greasy at all and it didn’t feel like we were eating too unhealthily. If you really want Fries whilst at Disneyland than this is the place to go.
All in all a nice dining experience, considering we were sitting in the middle of a theme park. We only spent $15.98 on dinner between the two of us and were glad we didn’t order more. The portion sizes were perfect, they weren’t over the top at all which is refreshing because considering how Munchy the food was my heart could have eaten plenty more even if my belly said no, no no.
Disneyland really is the Happiest Place on Earth.
The Cast from Act 1 one right through til Act 3 were all so wonderfully smiley and helpful. The good vibes were contagious.
This is my second time to Disneyland Anaheim (I’ve been once to Paris too) and it never fails to please, there are always new things to notice or old ones that you never had the time to spot previously. If you ever get the opportunity to go please do, it’s a place that can be shared by the young and the young at heart.