Whether you’re looking for a meal, dessert, or both, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere and nostalgia at the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant.

Read the full YESTERLAND article HERE: The Original Carnation Ice Cream Parlor.


When you are done reading, please leave your comments below.

  • Bongo

    Thanks for the share! This was quite an interesting read. I am part of the newer generation of MiceChatters and Disneyland Goers and so on and so forth. The only Carnation I know of is the Carnation Cafe. I know it wasn’t always Carnation Cafe, but I didn’t really bother to check what took its place previously, so this was quite nice to read.

    • dland_lover

      I didn’t realize it stayed the Ice Cream Parlor for [i]so[/i] long. I grew up going to Disneyland in the late 80’s to mid 90’s, but it’s “little” things (read: not attractions, because that’s what I cared about most as a wee guy) like this that I don’t remember. I love Yesterland because it helps me see the evolution of the Park over the years and helps me experience (in a little way, anyways) things that I otherwise wouldn’t have had the chance to see.

      Another great article, Werner! Thanks for the hard work!

  • TiggerHappy

    It’s great to have a bit of Walt’s Disneyland back. 🙂

  • eicarr

    You can tell there are a lot of loyal Carnation regulars still there due to all the mobility scooters for large guests parked out side on the final photo.

  • almandot

    There was even a “hunt” for that ice cream truck on this board sometime in 2006ish.

  • Timekeeper

    I love this entry for it’s history, mainly because my mom and the rest of my family were frequent eaters at the Carnation Cafe, when my family had annual passports during 1998 through 2006. I’m glad that the Carnation Cafe got back it’s original indoor dining space, but I’m also sad that it didn’t get back the parlor element from their previous Ice Cream Parlor years. I also wish they still served sundaes; hopefully with the US bi-coastal Disney Parks 2013 promotion, Limited Time Magic, Disney could bring back the sundaes to the Cafe,much like they are bringing back the Golden Horseshoe Revue for one week.


  • Jungle Trekkie

    Thank you Werner Weiss for your articles. They are one of the main reasons that I read MiceAge.

    Powers that be: is there any way that you can go back to the old format of giving us the story advertised instead of clicking through multiple pages to get to it? I thought that the new MiceAge format was supposed to make these easier to navigate, but it is really a mess.

    • Werner Weiss

      Thank you for the comment about my articles.

      There’s only one extra click to get to Yesterland stories, compared to the old format. I know it’s not ideal, but it’s necessary because Yesterland.com is a different website than MiceAge/MiceChat. It’s how their software platform works.

      The good news is that the intermediate page also serves as the comment page.

      Also, MiceAge/MiceChat now offers far more content from more columnists that ever before. That means that Yesterland banners can disappear after a single day. But it’s easy to scroll down to the square banners below the current banners.