Monthly Archives: January 2012

La Masquerade d’Orleans

Masquerade, paper faces on parade, MASQUERADE!

Oh wait, Disneyland, not Phantom.

Anyway, La Masquerade d’Orleans is another one of those great little stores in New Orleans Square. It has a very cool sign.

It's like, all glowy and stuff

A closer look reveals that there’s more writing at the bottom. I can’t read it.

With the flash

Without the flash

Yep, no clue. Anyone know? Next time I’m going to take notes. Seriously, blogger fail.

Ah well, you still love me anyway, right?


Any, La Masquerade d’Orleans has some cool exterior decorations.

These make me swoon

And I’ll just interrupt a second here to say that I really would love to go to New Orleans sometime. I’ll put it on my list. And while I’m interrupting myself, I also have to say that I really hate the term “bucket list.” I don’t know why it grinds on me so strongly. Maybe because we have no idea when we’re going to kick the bucket, so it gives the impression that you’re only going to die after you do these things. Or maybe I just don’t like the term “kick the bucket.” Or maybe it’s that movie that I never saw that just irritates me. Anyway, I call my list “things I really want to do,” and going to New Orleans is on there.


I was hoping this store would carry, you know, like Mardi Gras masks and stuff, but unfortunately they don’t. The merchandise is basically pins, Vinylmation, and small knickknacks. And can you believe spell check just gave a thumbs up to “knickknacks”?



There are, however, cool details if you care to look around.

I want this light fixture

Especially if you look up.

Window adornments are always fabulous

And finally, a mask!


I think it would be so cool if Disneyland just sold Mardi Gras masks in there. I mean, I would probably even buy one, and I’m cheap! Just think of it–a mask store at Disneyland. *sigh*

Le Bat En Rouge

New Orleans Square is a little tucked-away area that few appreciate. Most people know it as “that place you walk through when you get off of Pirates of the Caribbean and also when you eat at the Blue Bayou.” But Walt designed it to be an actual street—well, couple of streets, and they’re especially cool at night.  There’s a hidden court back there that I will blog about later, and several stores. One opening on the court is Le Bat En Rouge.

Is that an awesome sign or what?

The signs in New Orleans Square are all pretty cool, and this one is no exception.

Le Bat en Rouge is a tiny store located on a corner with a supercool exterior.

I love this

Now you’d expect Le Bat En Rouge to carry lots of red items, but it doesn’t really.

Rather uninspiring

It’s just a small clothing store without very much theming inside, unlike most of the other stores. I didn’t get a chance to really take a lot of pictures in there, so you’ll have to deal with these. Sorry!

Here’s what it looks like from the hidden court.

Ah well, at least the front is cool.


If you know anything about the history of Disneyland, you know that Walt used to love spending time with his daughters at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, and it was there that he dreamed of a family park. One without, presumably, litter all over the ground. Now over by the Disney Gallery, there’s a bench.

Look how nicely displayed it is!

Just in case you should doubt its authenticity, there’s the plaque.

"Walt Disney sat here!"

There’s also a carousel horse from the carousel there, which is where Walt got the idea for King Arthur Carrousel.

Except without litter on the ground.

Anyway, I didn’t take a picture of that, but I took a picture of this

Get yer fresh roasted peanuts!

Apparently they used to sell those at Griffith Park. And at first I wondered why they don’t sell them at Disneyland, but I thought well, maybe it’s because they don’t want all of those peanut shells all over their litter-free ground?

Another Place to get Corndogs

I love corndogs–don’t you? Is it Corn Dog or Corndog? Or just called delicious? One of my favorite foods at Disneyland is the hand-dipped corndogs, usually obtained at the corndog cart at the end of Main Street on the hub.

There is one other place to get the same hand-dipped corndogs though. And I always forget about it.

The Stage Door Cafe?

Yep, right there in Frontierland next to the Golden Horseshoe is a little quick service window tucked away in the corner.

Identifiable by its distinctive sign

The menu is right there on the door, and as you can see, no wait.

Featuring corndogs and some other things that aren't corndogs

The best part is this:


Yep, unlike the Main Street corndog stand, the Stage Door Cafe actually has seating! Why do I always forget about this place when I cannot resist the siren call of the corndog? I have no idea.


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