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8 Secrets of Disneyland

8 Secrets of Disneyland
Who says you can't have a fancy table service meal at Disneyland? Celebrate a special occasion or just getting through the day alive wt the Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street within the park. The movie palace has the likes of angus burgers, flank steak and scaloppini on their menu.

Almost everyone has been to Disneyland at least once, and you probably have a routine down: check in to hotel, ride Splash Mountain, wait in line for Indiana Jones, and get a corn dog. Next time you're at the Happiest Place on Earth, toss away your routine and pick up this list of secretly (and kind of refined) alternatives.

Photos: Cutest critters of 2014

Photos: Cutest critters of 2014

Over 150 corgis and their owners came out to the 2014 Pacific Northwest Corgi Picnic in Woodenville, WA. Kathy and Leo Notenboom hosted the annual event at their home which raised over $2000 for CorgiAid, a not-for-profit corgi assistance organization. You can find out when the next Corgi Meet up is at the corgi meet up group here. August 2nd 2014. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

2014 was a really big year for our sibling website Seattle Refined, which launched this year.

The staff had the immense please of meeting countless adorable critters throughout the year on various stories and shoots.

Here's a look back at some of their favorite animal moments.

Photos: Corgis give Reed College students a break from finals stress

Photos: Corgis give Reed College students a break from finals stress
To give students at Reed College an afternoon break from the stress of finals week, pups from the Portland Corgi Meetup Group and Corgi Walk in the Pearl filled the student union on Thursday for a play date.

To give students at Reed College an afternoon break from the stress of finals week, pups from the Portland Corgi Meetup Group and Corgi Walk in the Pearl filled the student union on Thursday for a play date.

Photos: Portland's Benson Hotel Gingerbread House

Photos: Portland's Benson Hotel Gingerbread House
Chef David Diffendorfer has been making the Benson Hotel gingerbread houses for almost two decades now. Situated in the hotel’s lobby, the gingerbread house is made of 150 pounds of house made gingerbread, 15 pounds of white and dark chocolate and 35 pounds of marzipan and icing. The gingerbread house is open to the public until the end of the year. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Chef David Diffendorfer has been making the Benson Hotel gingerbread houses for almost two decades, made of 150 pounds of homemade gingerbread, 15 pounds of white and dark chocolate and 35 pounds of marzipan and icing. 

Heavy machinery needed to build world's tallest sand castle

Heavy machinery needed to build world's tallest sand castle

What do you get if you cross seven Cat® machines with seven machine operators, seven talented sand sculptors, fifteen days and 960 cubic yards of sand and water?

Local restaurant featured on Food Network show

Local restaurant featured on Food Network show »Play Video
Ryan Rogers from Fisherman's Market

Fisherman's Market in Eugene will get some national exposure Friday night on the Food Network show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives".

Guy Fieri, the show's host, filmed at a few eateries in Lane County when he visited the area over the summer.

During his stop at Fisherman's Market, owners served him up some Dungeness crab and cajun crawfish pie.

Cops called over Justin Bieber's skating antics

Cops called over Justin Bieber's skating antics
In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Justin Bieber leaves an event in Paris.

Justin Bieber narrowly avoided another brush with the law after he allegedly weaved in and out of traffic on his skateboard on Monday night.

How not to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving

How not to fry a turkey this Thanksgiving »Play Video
Portland Fire and Rescue Lt. Damon Simmons explains why you never put water on an oil or grease fire.

Fried turkey is a delicious way to prepare the bird for Thanksgiving, but it can also pose some serious fire risks if it is done incorrectly.

From Turkey Creek to Lower Turkeyfoot: Thanksgiving, by the numbers

From Turkey Creek to Lower Turkeyfoot: Thanksgiving, by the numbers »Play Video

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims — early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. This event is regarded by many as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag  Indians in attendance played a  key role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America. These include the British colonists in Virginia as early as 1619.

The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday 151 years ago (Oct. 3, 1863) when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.