October 28, 2012

The Original Character Breakfast (plus Fish Heads & Crumbs)

Disneyland Bird River Belle Terrace Restaurant birds crumbs food mooch
Time between sitting down and bird arrival: three seconds
Long before anyone dreamed up the concept of meeting Disney characters while wolfing down flapjacks, Disneyland's bold-as-blazes bird population has been entertaining and bemusing generations of outdoor diners.

Our favorite avian meet n' greet is River Belle Terrace in Frontierland. It boasts a great view of the river and pancakes cooked in front of you while you wait. Its proximity to Big Thunder, Indy, Pirates and Haunted Mansion makes it a perfect morning meal stop.

Then, of course, there are the birds. They're friendly and cute as can be, but make no mistake -- if you need to leave your table (even for a few seconds) to grab an extra straw or napkin, be sure to take your food with you, or you might return to find some new friends square-dancing on your pancakes.

Yet, breakfast at River Belle Terrace is always time well spent. I don't step away from my food, and the birds wait politely -- sometimes perched on a chair two feet away, but always politely. I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience with the little guys.

In an alternate comic strip world, however, A.W. just can't catch a break...
Fish Heads Crumbs birds breakfast comic strip Disneyland walrus
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1 comment:

  1. lol We had a squirrel join us for lunch at Downtown Disney once. He sat in the chair next to me.


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