Disneyland Mint Julep

After spending far too long at the Cleveland airport, going from one United representative to another trying to get our reservations fixed (personal observation: the United-Continental merger is not having the smoothest transition), and one long cross-country flight, Foodgoat, Princess Goat, the Goatling, and I finally arrived to our much anticipated destination: Disneyland!

I’ve been to Disneyland many times, but because this time we came with a 3-year old and a not-quite-one year old, we did a lot of things that I hadn’t done before. The Storybook boats. The Casey Jones railroad. The picnic area outside. And there is a certain magic of seeing Disneyland through the eyes of little girls who are seeing it all for the first time.

The Disneyland parade was a major highlight. We have re-enacted the parade many times. MANY times.

You should have seen her in the Tiki Room. Who knew animatronic birds could made a baby so happy?

Disneyland food, alas, isn’t so magical. Much of it is just okay, some of it is downright awful (Tomorrowland pizza, I hope to never see you again), and all of it is expensive.

But there are some good things. The newest thing we discovered on this trip: the Disneyland Mint Julep.

Found in an out of the way window of New Orleans Square, the Disneyland Mint Julep, according to my mixologist brother, tastes absolutely nothing like a real mint julep, which is almost entirely straight up bourbon.

The Disneyland version is a sweet cold drink that tastes of mint and lime and comes with a skewer of pineapple and maraschino cherry, it’s a lovely, refreshing alternative to soda/pop or bottled water.