carbo-loading at {& around} disneyland

by @according2kelly on August 18, 2013

carbo-loading-at-disneyland

one of my absolute favorite aspects of racing? carbo-loading!

& while i tend to prefer a carbo-load diet based on cookies, i realize i am in a very small minority.

most runners i know like to fill up on such staples as pizza & pasta before a race.

but when you’re traveling, sometimes it’s hard to know where to eat.

especially when you are traveling to the disneyland resort in anaheim, ca, for a runDisney race. there are so many restaurant options, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.

luckily, i’m a self-procalimed “OC guru” & disneyland aficienado… so i have a few recommendations for you.

hopefully this will make carbo-loading easy breezey.

carbo-load-disneyland

carbo-loading at the disneyland resort

carbo-loading inside disneyland park

daisy’s dinner
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza
located: mickey’s toontown, inside disneyland park
prices: approximately $14.99 & under/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: quick service
reservations accepted: no

french market restaurant
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: new orleans square, inside disneyland park
prices: approximately $14.99 & under/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: quick service
reservations accepted: no

redd rockett’s pizza port
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza & pasta
located: tomorrowland, inside disneyland park
prices: approximately $14.99 & under/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: quick service
reservations accepted: no

plaza inn
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: mainstreet usa, inside disneyland park
prices: approximately $15 – $29.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: quick service
reservations accepted: no

village haus restaurant
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza
located: fantasyland, inside disneyland park
prices: approximately $14.99 & under / adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: quick service
reservations accepted: no

don’t forget the pasta in the park parties (offered for both the disneyland half marathon & tinkerbell half marathon weekends)¬† are great way to carbo-load for your upcoming runDisney race.

carbo-loading inside disney california adventure park

ariel’s grotto
carbo-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: paradise pier, inside disney california adventure park
prices: approximately $30 – $59.00/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: character dining/ table service
reservations accepted: yes

boardwalk pizza & pasta
carbo-loading-friendly menu items: flatbread pizza & pasta
located: paradise pier, inside disney california adventure park
prices: approximately $14.99 & under/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: casual dining/ quick service
reservations accepted: no

carthay circle restaurant
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: buena vista street, inside disney california adventure park
prices: approximately $30 – $59.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: fine dining/ table service
reservations accepted: yes

cove bar
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: paradise pier, inside disney california adventure park
prices: approximately $15 – $29.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: fine dining/ table service
reservations accepted: yes

wine country trattoria
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: pacific wharf, inside disney california adventure park
prices: approximately $15 – $29.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: casual dining/ table service
reservations accepted: yes

carbo-loading at downtown disney district

catal restaurant
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza
located: paradise pier, inside disney california adventure park
prices: approximately $14.99 & under/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: casual dining/ table service
reservations accepted: no

espn zone
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: downtown disney district
prices: approximately $15 – $29.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: table service
reservations accepted: yes

la brea bakery cafe
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: flatbread “pizzas” & pasta
located: downtown disney district
prices: approximately $15 – $29.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: casual dining/ table service
reservations accepted: no

napolini
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza & pasta
located: downtown disney district
prices: approximately $14.99 & under/ adult
dining experience: quick service
reservations accepted: no

rainforest cafe
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta & pizza
located: downtown disney district
prices: approximately $15 – $29.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: table service
reservations accepted: yes

ralph brennan’s jazz kitchen
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: downtown disney district
prices: approximately $15 – $29.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: table service
reservations accepted: yes

carbo-loading at disneyland resort hotels

disney’s pch gril
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: flatbread, pizza & pasta (mac ‘n cheese)
located: inside disney’s paradise pier hotel
prices: approximately $30 – $59.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: character dining/ table service
reservations accepted: yes

goofy’s kitchen
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza, pasta (mac ‘n cheese)
located: inside disneyland hotel
prices: approximately $30 – $59.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: character dining/ table service
reservations accepted: yes

napa rose
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta & pizza (children’s menu)
located: inside disney’s grand californian hotel
prices: approximately $30 – $59.99/ adult
dining experience: fine dining/ table service
reservations accepted: yes

storyteller’s cafe
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta & flatbread
located: inside disney’s grand californian hotel
prices: approximately $15 – $29.99/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: character dining/ table service
reservations accepted: yes

white water snacks
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza
located: inside disney’s grand californian hotel
prices: approximately $14.99 & under/ adult (annual passholder discounts available)
dining experience: quick service
reservations accepted: no

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carbo-loading outside the disneyland resort

carbo-loading at the anaheim gardenwalk

bar louie tavern & grill
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta & flatbread
located: at the anaheim gardenwalk
reservations accepted: yes

california pizza kitchen
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza & pasta
located: at the anaheim gardenwalk
reservations accepted: yes for parties of 10+, but they do accept “call aheads” 30 minutes before

cheesecake factory
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza & pasta
located: at the anaheim gardenwalk
reservations accepted: yes

fire + ICE grill + bar
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza & pasta
located: at the anaheim gardenwalk
reservations accepted: yes

mc cormick & schmick’s grille
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: at the anaheim gardenwalk
reservations accepted: yes

carbo-loading at local restaurants

buca di beppo
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta & pizza
located: 11757 harbor blvd., garden grove, ca 92840
dining experience: casual dining
reservations accepted: yes
delivery available: no, but takeout is available

demiceli’s
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: 1721 w. katella ave., anaehim, ca 92804
dining experience: casual dining
reservations accepted: yes
delivery available: yes & takeout is also available

marri’s pizza & pasta
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza & pasta
located: 1194 w. katella ave, anaheim, ca 92802 (across from disneyland)
dining experience: casual dining
reservations accepted: yes
delivery available: yes

the pizza press
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pasta
located: 1534 s. harbor blvd., anaheim, ca 92866 (across from disneyland)
dining experience: casual dining
reservations accepted: yes
delivery available: no, but takeout is available

shakey’s pizza parlor
carb0-loading-friendly menu items: pizza
located: 1027 s. harbor blvd., anaheim, ca 92805
dining experience: casual dining
reservations accepted: no
delivery available: no, but takeout is available

have fun carbo-loading at disneyland & i hop you have a very “magical” race!

1 comments
assurance chien
assurance chien

Thank you for the good writeup. I wanted to try all the food menu. They are perfectly delicious.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Fuel up the night before. We all need to properly fuel before our race! While some runners will want to carboload before the half marathon in particular, some will want a lighter meal. The good news is there are MANY restaurants in the parks, in the hotels, in Downtown Disney as well as within the Anaheim area! Kelly, a southern California native who blogs at ¬†According to Kelly has created a great post listing the many options available for runners to enjoy. […]

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