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Do you know what “PCH” stands for? Most folks think it’s for Pacific Coast Highway – but at Disney’s PCH Grillthey’re now saying “Pure Culinary Heaven.”

With a riff on the picnics, barbecues and bonfires that happen often at Pacific Coast Highway beaches, the team at Disney’s PCH Grill has created a new nightly buffet starting on July 17 with tastes inspired by all of California’s coastline, from the southern San Diego shores all the way to the northern redwoods.

Start with a carving station with dry-rubbed smoked tri-tip beef and baby back ribs, or the seafood sauté station with shrimp Alfredo with cavatappi pasta, or littleneck clams, chorizo and potatoes, cooked in broth with a roasted garlic-herb crostini. Then there’s wood-fired pizzas, mini taco station (beer-battered sustainable fish or veggie tacos), spice-rubbed pork shoulder, and sides such a roasted potato salad, heirloom tomato-mozzarella salad, deviled eggs and a build-your-own salad bar, mac ‘n’ cheese bar, fried chicken, seasonal veggies, whole-roasted salmon, smashed potatoes, cheeseburger sliders and mini hot dogs.

Dessert is mostly in your hands: a s’mores bar or build-your-own strawberry shortcake, fancy ice cream cones filled with vanilla bean, passion fruit and strawberry mousse. Or there’s a brioche fresh fruit pizza (made in the wood-burning oven), seasonal berry crisp and milk chocolate caramel tart (with sea salt and bacon brittle!). Add a little taste of the islands with creamy haupia pudding with layers of coconut and mango.

Sip a Party Wave Lemonade – we won’t spoil this deliciously sweet surprise by telling you what’s in it – but it could be dessert. Or enjoy peach and orange tea or watermelon lemonade (all three cost extra).

Cost is $27.99, $13.99 ages 3 to 9. Hours are 5:30-9 p.m. nightly. For reservations, visit or call 714-781-DINE.

Water, Wonder, & Walt by Jackie Nell
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Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube World of Color - Celebrate! officially debuted 2 weeks ago, and it is, by far, the most emotional of the new entertainment offerings for Disneyland’s 60th anniversary. At least for me. I’m a sucker for anything related to Walt and his legacy, so this show means a lot to me. The first time I watched the show, I ugly cried so hard. It’s a little harder to cry when operating a camera, but each time I watch it, the ending of the show really gets to me. Thanks for your views, comments, and favorites!

The Tower of Terror by Devin Franklin
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I like how I took the Hollywood Tower of Terror this time than I did last year.


SeaScape: The Floating Luxury Villa That Lets You Dream Underwater

Design firm BMT Asia Pacific has developed an aquatic accommodation with an especially striking feature: a see-through, cylindrical sleeping chamber that sinks three meters into the deep, providing 360-degree views under the sea.

Known as “SeaScape,” the project—currently in its detailed-design phase—centers on a triangular villa comprised of a marine-grade aluminum pontoon and curved fiberglass roof. While the basic model comfortably fits two (with a double bed in its submarine room), its interior can be reconfigured to quarter another pair. The frame’s three-sided shape lends to the design’s modularity, allowing multiple structures to be strung together in order to create larger spreads spanning up to 3,000 square feet. It’s an ideal plan meant to pique the interest of local resort developers hoping to tap into the trend of taking high-end lodging to the water.