Disneyland Resort has some incredible nighttime spectaculars. Both Disneyland and California Adventure offer popular entertainment options to cap off a magical day in the parks. If you’re at Disneyland, catch the classic nighttime show Fantasmic! And if you find yourself at California Adventure, you can’t miss the one-of-a-kind World of Color.
FastPass for both of these shows is available, but they go rather quickly. Another way to make sure you have premium seating, plus eat a great meal along the way, is with a Dining Package!
Let’s take a closer look at the dining packages at Disneyland Resort!
In Disneyland Park, the one nighttime entertainment option that includes Dining Packages is Fantasmic. If you’ve been to Disney World in Florida, you may be familiar with the Hollywood Studios version of this incredible spectacle of fireworks, water projections, and of course, Mickey Mouse!
The table service dining packages for Fantasmic include a three-course meal (starter, entree, dessert). After you dine you are given a voucher that allows you access to a premium viewing location of Fantasmic! You return at a predetermined time prior to the start of the show, and you will be directed to your designated viewing area.
Keep in mind when looking at the prices below that in all Dining Packages, tax and gratuity are NOT included. Also, note that all viewing locations for Fantasmic are standing room only, with some accommodations available for guests with disabilities. Reservations ahead of time are strongly encouraged, and you can make a reservation on Disneyland’s website.
Arguably the most romantic restaurant in Disneyland park, Blue Bayou offers a Cajun- and Creole-inspired experience in a dimly-lit courtyard setting as the boats from Pirates of the Caribbean float by. Lunch packages begin at 11:30AM and costs $62 per adult and $29 per child. Dinner packages begin at 4:00PM and costs $75 per adult and $30 per child. After you dine, you are given vouchers for each member in your party to return to a premium viewing location for Fantasmic.
River Belle Terrace
Another dining option for your Fantasmic package is the River Belle Terrace. Packages here begin at 1:00PM for lunch and 4:00PM for dinner. River Belle Terrace is a little different in that they offer two levels of packages.
The Regular package costs $45 per adult and $25 per child. This package comes with vouchers, similar to Blue Bayou, which offers each member in your party access to a premium viewing location.
If you want to watch the first performance of Fantasmic! directly from the restaurant’s outdoor patio, you can opt into the Premium package, which costs $70 per adult and $40 per child. Both packages are only available for dinner, which begins service at 4:00PM.
On-the-Go Package at Hungry Bear Restaurant
This is a great option for those who want the best viewing possible for Fantasmic but don’t want to set a ton of time aside for a table service meal! The On-the-Go Package at Hungry Bear Restaurant costs $30 per adult and $20 per child. Simply make a reservation ahead of time and choose your entree and side that will come pre-packaged for you when you arrive at your reservation time. The pre-packaged feast comes with a voucher that gives you access to a premium viewing location for Fantasmic. You can eat your meal at Hungry Bear, or you can take it with you as you munch on-the-go!
World of Color
World of Color is a show unique to California Adventure. Dining packages are a great way to guarantee a good spot for the show as FastPasses for this nighttime spectacular run out early in the day. As with Fantasmic, tax and gratuity are not included in the prices listed below. Also, all viewing areas for World of Color are standing room only with some accommodations available for guests with disabilities. Reservations ahead of time are strongly encouraged and can be made on Disneyland’s website.
Carthay Circle is a true Signature dining experience at California Adventure. World of Color dining packages include both lunch and dinner options. Lunch packages cost $56 per adult and $25 per child, while dinner packages cost $74 per adult and $25 per child. Both options include a three-course prix fixe meal (starter, entree, dessert), plus a non-alcoholic beverage.
Wine Country Trattoria
Another excellent option at California Adventure is Wine Country Trattoria. Set in a Mediterranean-inspired garden setting, Wine Country Trattoria is a picturesque dining experience with excellent food to match! Like Carthay Circle, they offer lunch and dinner dining packages. Lunch costs $50 per adult and $25 per child, while dinner costs $50 per adult and $25 per child. Similarly, dining packages at Wine Country Trattoria include a three-course prix fixe meal (starter, entree, dessert) and a non-alcoholic beverage.
Storyteller’s Cafe is located in the Grand Californian Hotel, a short walk from California Adventure. They’re a little different in that they offer a buffet dinner package that costs $50 per adult and $25 per child. The buffet dinner includes a non-alcoholic beverage. The added bonus of selecting a dining package at Storyteller’s is that it comes included with five hours of complimentary valet parking at Grand Californian Hotel!
Have you gotten a dining package at Disneyland? Tell us about your experience in the comments!