Much like the Fantasmic dinner package in Walt Disney World, Disneyland offers a dining package at select restaurants that come with a FASTPASS for the breathtaking show “World of Color”.
There are several dining options for World of Color FASTPASS packages, including lunch or dinner at Wine Country Trattoria or dinner at Ariel’s Grotto. If a sit down meal isn’t your style, there are World of Color picnic lunches available, which will also provide you with the preferred viewing.
The dinner menus are prix fixe, three course meals, Ariel’s Grotto is $39.99 for adults and $20.99 for children (ages 3-9) (passholder discounts may apply!). Reservations are recommended and can be made 60 days prior to arrival by calling (714) 781-DINE.
The three course meal begins with an appetizer trio, an antipasti tower that includes an antipasto platter, a mixed greens salad and bakery breads.
For the main course, your choices range from meat selections such as herb crusted chicken breast, santa maria style tri-tip steak (I recommend this!) and a selection of sustainable fish. There are pasta and vegetarian friendly dishes as well.
Dessert is served on a platter to share, with petite sweets: warm chocolate cake, green apple mousse in a cone, tiramisu chocolate cups, French macaroons, passion fruit quenelles, chocolate ganache crunch triangles and white chocolate with fresh berries.
I was able to experience Ariel’s Grotto for the World of Color package and I enjoyed the spiral staircase that leads you “under the sea” into the dining room saturated with blue and teal hues with coral accents. The view of Paradise Pier is nice as the restaurant is on the water, it’s a relaxing dinner since Ariel and friends only appear for breakfast and lunch. While the food was good, we found the service a bit lacking. The overall experience was worth it for the World of Color FASTPASS, but for our next visit we decided to try Wine Country Trattoria and found that much more to our liking.
If you would like to experience Disneyland and the World of Color Show, take advantage of the Summer Room-Only offer and save up to 25% on Disneyland resort hotels. Book by June 18, 2011 for travel June 19, 2011 through August 13, 2011. Book June 19, 2011 through July 23, 2011 for arrivals most night July 17, 2011 through August 13, 2011. Travel must be completed by August 14, 2011. Upgrade your room only reservation to a package and receive two Disney FASTPASS tickets for each person in their party per stay for check-in dates June 3rd through September 5th. Also receive early access to “The Little Mermaid~Ariel’s Undersea Adventure” 30-miutes prior to the opening of Disney California Adventure park from June 4th to September 5th.
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- Disney California Adventure ‘World of Color’ Dinner Details (chipandco.com)
- Disney Soundsational Summer Begins (chipandco.com)