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INNSIDE SCOOP: THE EARL HAS ARRIVED!

With Disney California Adventure and Disneyland getting all the buzz for all their new and shiny attractions lately, it’s nice to see Downtown Disney get some attention. And judging by the crowds that Earl of Sandwich draws on a regular basis, it looks like Downtown Disney has a hit! Earl of Sandwich has only been open for a few weeks and it’s already building a following of loyal customers, despite its long lines. I finally had a chance to visit this past weekend, so here is my quick review.

Depending on when you visit, you can expect the lines to extend outside the restaurant and wrapped around the outside patio:

Grab a menu while you’re waiting in line- there are important decisions to be made and one shouldn’t take their sandwich choice lightly. ;)

The interior queue is decorated like a library with “books” all the way up to the ceiling. After a while we were hoping they were real books so we could read something while we were waiting!

Joking aside, the line to order moved pretty quickly. Just to give you a heads up, the first line is where you place your sandwich order. You then go to another line to pay and add chips, drinks, and dessert. Here is the part we did not expect: the wait for the food was almost as long as the wait to order! We were starving by this time but we were able to get some more chips to tide us over by just going directly to the pay line.

Here are some cast members hard at work making sandwiches for the hungry masses:

Here are some more interior details:

We had to sit outside on a cold night, but they have heaters on the ceiling which made the area pretty comfortable:

Patience is finally rewarded! I ordered their special Holiday Sandwich, which tasted great! To sum it up, it was a thanksgiving dinner wrapped up in a sandwich. They only have this sandwich for a limited time, so I would definitely recommend ordering it. Be warned though, it does sell out sometimes when they run out of ingredients for this sandwich, but there are plenty more to choose from. Also, being a new restaurant, they still have a few kinks to work out. They messed up on our order a little bit, but they were more than happy to fix it.

All in all, I would definitely visit again, but would probably pass if the line is too long. Here’s another tip: If youre in Disneyland and craving some Earl of Sandwich, take the monorail from Tomorrowland and it will drop you off right in front of the restaurant. Thats it for now! See you next time!

Tommy the Earl of Hojo ;)

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