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Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner

CokeCorner

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Restaurant
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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner is a quick-service turn-of-the-century Main Street style restaurant known for its Coca Cola connection and Ragtime performances.  The restaurant is located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. More of a snack stop, Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner does not require reservations.

The restaurant was constructed directly next to Candy Palace at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. on the western edge of The Jolly Holiday Bakery (fomerly the Plaza Pavilion).  Although ordering is done inside the body of the building at a large counter, guest seating is located outside the restaurant.  In the guest seating, visitors can let their ivories be tickled with old-fashioned music performed by ragtime pianists at certain times of the day.  Guests may also be visited characters such as: Alice and the Mad HatterBert and Mary Poppins, the Queen of Hearts , and Peter Pan while at the restaurant.  During character appearances, characters may either accompany the pianist or play musical chairs with seated children.  The Dapper Dans also make appearances to accompany the pianists at certain times of the day and duets have been known to occur between guests and the pianists.

Ragtime players

For many years, Rod Miller and Johnny Hodges could be found playing at Refreshment Corner throughout the day and night, often until midnight.  In recent years, the hours where guests can find pianists at the piano have been cut significantly.  New pianists like Ragtime Robert Glenn, Alan Thompson, Micheal Pollock, Johnny May, Patrick Aranda, and Eric Abrahamson are now present at the corner.

Menu

  • Hot Dog Basket
    Refreshmentcorner

    Ordering Area

  • Hot Dog
  • Chili Cheese Hot Dog
  • Mac & Cheese Hot Dog
  • Hearty Chili
  • Kidss Power Pack
  • Kid's Turkey Dog
  • Mickey Mouse Pretzel
  • Jalapeno Cheese Filled Pretzel
  • Cream Cheese Filled Pretzel
  • Large Bag of Chips

Gallery

Trivia

Bulb

The chasing lights and the one red and white bulb.

  • At the Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner, workers accidentally installed the lights in two different orders. Having to pull out all the wiring and bulbs was too time consuming, so Walt himself suggested using a red/white light bulb.
  • Rod Miller was a staple ragtime player at Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner for over three decades. The skilled ragtime pianist performed from 1969-2006 before retiring do to medical reasons.
  • In the early days of the park, guests could also buy swimwear next door to Refreshment Corner at the Cole of California shop.
    ColeCA

    Refreshment Corner and Cole of California

Links

Sources

http://allears.net/dlr/din/menu/men_coke.htm

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