There's nothing quite like an energetic family vacation to build an appetite, and sooner or later, you'll have to make the inevitable Disney dining decisions: where, when, and for how much? The expanded Disneyland Resort has something for everyone, a respectable lineup that can easily meet your needs for the duration of the typical visit. Until recently, dining options were pretty sparse, limited to those inside Disneyland and some old standbys at the Disneyland Hotel. But Disney's big expansion upped the ante with national theme/concept restaurants along Downtown Disney and competitive dining options at the resort hotels. For dining reservations at any place throughout the Disneyland Resort, call tel. 714/781-DINE (781-3463).
Healthy Snack Options -- As a welcome relief to those ubiquitous salty, sugary junk-food stands, both the Disneyland and California Adventure parks offer several bastions of healthful snacking: rustic wooden fruit stands teeming with a variety of quality seasonal fresh fruit and juices that sell for a fraction of the price you'd pay for a hot dog, fries, and a Coke. Ask a Disney "Cast Member" (any employee) for the location of the nearest stand.
For Sports Lovers -- Sports fans may prefer to dine at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney, 1545 Disneyland Dr. (tel. 714/300-ESPN [300-3776]; www.espnzone.com). More than 175 TV monitors allow you to watch just about every current sporting event in the U.S. while dining on American grill food and pub fare.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.