To Hollywood we went.
Written on January 17, 2007 by Kevin.
While doing my normal Disneyland forum scours a couple days prior to our Disneyland trip, I came across the Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store. This was a definite new place for me as I had never seen the words spoken anywhere before. I knew we had to make a trip there.
After holding out and not letting my wife know, we took a drive to Hollywood Blvd which is where the Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store is located. In addition, right next door is the El Capitan theatre which is a pretty common place for Disney movie premiers, just a few feet from the Mann Chinese theatre.
We walked in and took a look through the store which had a few new things that we had never seen such as a Mary Poppins doll and exclusive Disney Soda Fountain pins. We have begun Rylan on a Disney pin collection so we ended up picking him one of the limited edition pins to mark the visit.
We sat down for lunch while Rylan kept entertained with the help of some yummy tasting crayons. My wife and I both had the chili in a bread bowl which wasn't too bad. Rylan was ordered a grilled cheese sandwich shaped as Mickey but he wasn't going for that. We ordered a chocolate malt to go and enjoyed it while looking at the stars on the Hollywood walk of fame. We hunted down a few of the Disney classics characters.
Overall experience was great. I think that we will be frequenting this place on each of our visits to Disneyland. It is a reasonable drive and with enough things to do down there, it's worth it. The area is crawling with unauthorized people dressed up in all types of outfits that want a few dollars for a picture which just adds to the atmosphere. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you are in the area.