Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jolly Holiday Bakery and Main Street Construction

On my trip to Disneyland a few weeks ago I got to see the newly opened Jolly Holiday Bakery Café at the end of Main Street. It replaced the Plaza Pavilion, which had been the location of the Annual Passport Processing Center. The bakery opened on January 7th, 2012, and as you may have guessed, it’s themed after Mary Poppins.

Look at that line!

And if you look up you may see a familiar figure in the weather vane.

Upon entering the building the line forks, leaving you to make that crucial decision that you’ve already been making all day while traversing Disney lines, “Right side or left side?”

Whichever side you choose there are little touches to make any Mary Poppins fan happy. If you take the right side you’ll see this:

And on the left side, you’ll get to see the woman herself.

The menu here has a few more choices than the Blue Ribbon Bakery did. Besides dessert and coffee you can choose from sandwiches, salads, or a couple of house specialties. The entire menu can be found on All Ears.

Practically Perfect Punch, anyone?

When it’s your turn they flag you by holding up a sign. What kind of sign? Well, this is the Jolly Holiday!

Any fan of Mary Poppins would love visiting this bakery. The theming is great and there are Poppins touches everywhere!

Do these silhouettes look familiar?

Mural - click to enlarge

I only had dessert each time I went there, so I am unable to critique the food. The dessert was fine, and only outdoor seating is available.

As some of you may know, Disney added the Jolly Holiday because they wanted to expand the Carnation Cafe on Main Street to once again offer indoor seating. In order to do this they had to take over the space occupied by the Blue Ribbon Bakery. I placed my camera on top of the Carnation Cafe construction wall to see if anything exciting was done. Nothing too exciting yet, as you can see.

Carnation Cafe - I can't wait to have my Croissantwich again!

Upon closing the Blue Ribbon and Carnation Cafe, Disney decided to extend the construction all the way down that side of Main Street.

It's weird seeing all these shops shuttered at the same time. I don't think I've ever seen the Penny Arcade all boarded up! Remember when the Penny Arcade was an actual arcade?

The Candy Palace and Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor are also being refurbished, and will re-open sometime this spring. The Carnation Cafe, aka the best place to get breakfast in Disneyland, is scheduled to re-open this summer.


  1. Although I am glad they are adding indoor seating to Carnation Cafe, I hope they don't sacrifice any of the outdoor seating. Sitting outside looking onto to mainstreet watching the band and main street vehicles go by can't be beat!

    1. I agree! And don't worry, they won't. The outdoor seating was pretty much the same as it was back when they did offer indoor seating (if memory serves). My family always ate outside anyway!