Food and Drink

Disneyland Is Getting a New Waterfront Bar

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Ryan Wilmot / Flickr
Ryan Wilmot / Flickr

Disneyland just keeps getting better and better. Not only is the park opening a brewery and not only does the new Avatar land serve boozy boba cocktails, but now the happiest place on Earth is opening a “waterfront” bar inside the new Pixar Pier (formerly Paradise Pier). Seriously, why even go anywhere else on vacation?

The new bar will replace both Cove Bar and Ariel’s Grotto in Disney’s California Adventure and, according to Disney Parks Blog, it will be called the Lamplight Lounge. The bar will open on June 23 along with the park’s new Pixar movie-themed attractions, and feature gastropub-style food (including Cove Bar’s famous lobster nachos) and signature cocktails (fingers crossed for Up Martinis and Harvey Wall-E Bangers).

But perhaps more important than the drinks or snacks is the view. The bar is set on a man-made lake, making it a waterfront destination. “This seaside lounge contains a full bar with picturesque waterfront views from both upstairs and downstairs,” the blog reports. “At night, outdoor seating provides views of the illuminated Pixar Pier and ‘World of Color.'” The “World of Color,” for those who don’t own season passes, is a nightly show featuring over a thousand musical water fountains, lasers and HD projections on mist screens-all of which sounds great but would be even better with a bit of a Buzz Lightyear, if you know what we mean.

According to the blog, the bar’s decor will also include nods to Pixar such as “concept art, a quick sketch on a napkin, knick-knacks and collectable toys of beloved Pixar characters.” Those who want to have one last Neverland Tea at the Cove Bar should get there when it reopens for a brief window from March 16 until the end of May. After that, it’s goodbye Little Mermaid and hello The Incredibles. Remember, though, those lobster nachos are sticking around. Phew.

Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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