Recently I did a post about Disneyland Dining Packages. As a result, I decided to do one on the California Adventure Dining Packages as well. This way you will know what shows and parades offer these packages before you visit so you can reserve ahead of time. They are a time saver!
California Adventure Dining Packages
Just like the Dining Packages at Disneyland, the California Adventure Dining Packages are the same. By reserving a Dining Package before your vacation, you can get a meal and a voucher to the reserved viewing area for the specific show or parade that you reserved. This way it will save you time trying to get there hours in advance or racing to get a FastPass when the park first opens.
What shows/parades offer Dining Packages?
- Frozen – Live at the Hyperion
- World of Color
California Adventure Dining Packages and Prices
First of all, let’s start with Frozen – Live at the Hyperion.
Frozen – Live at the Hyperion Dining Package
This first California Adventure Dining Package is one that you can pick to eat at Carthay Circle Restaurant. It is one of the more expensive dining locations at California Adventure. However, it is one that is beautifully themed with lots of history on the walls for you to look at.
Each Frozen – Live at the Hyperion Dining Package includes:
- 3-course meal (soup and salad duo, entree, and dessert) – with a choice of 3 different main dishes (one is a petite filet Angus Beef). A couple of the options for the kids (ages 3-9) are mini crispy tacos or orecchiette pasta with tomato sauce.
- Reserved seating area for Frozen – Live at the Hyperion.
Price of the Frozen – Live at the Hyperion Dining Package
- $89 + tax and gratuity per adult
- $45 + tax and gratuity per child (ages 3-9)
For more information on the Frozen – Live at the Hyperion Dining Package, go to Disneyland’s official website here.
World of Color Dining Package
The final dining package on this list of California Adventure Dining Packages is for the World of Color.
Each World of Color Dining Package includes:
- 3-course prix fixe meal (appetizer, entree, dessert) at Carthay Circle Restaurant or Wine Country Trattoria. OR an all you care to eat dinner buffet at Storytellers Cafe in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.
- Voucher for the reserved viewing area at Paradise Gardens Park.
Prices for Carthay Circle Restaurant World of Color Dining Package
- Lunch starts at $56+ tax and gratuity per adult and $25 + tax and gratuity per child (ages 3-9).
- Dinner starts at $74+ tax and gratuity per adult and $25 + tax and gratuity per child (ages 3-9).
Prices for Wine Country Trattoria World of Color Dining Package
- Lunch starts at $50 + tax and gratuity per adult and $25+ tax and gratuity per child (ages 3-9).
- Dinner starts at $50+ tax and gratuity per adult and $25 + tax and gratuity per child (ages 3-9).
Prices for Storytellers Cafe World of Color Dining Package
- Dinner starts at $50 + tax and gratuity per adult and $25 + tax and gratuity per child (ages 3-9).
For more information on the World of Color Dining Package, go to Disneyland’s official website here.
As a result of the California Adventure Dining Packages being extremely popular and limited space for the viewing area, you will need to make a reservation ahead of time. You can make reservations online or by calling the Disney dining number at (714) 781-DINE (3463) between 7 AM and 7 PM.
Know before you reserve
Finally, there are some things you will want to know before you make these reservations.
First, is to be aware that if the show or parade is canceled for any reason (weather, technical difficulties, etc.), NO refunds will be given.
Second, the reserved viewing areas are separate from the restaurant areas. Therefore, this means you won’t be eating and watching the show at the restaurant you are getting your meal from.
Third, you must have a separate theme park entrance ticket in addition to these Disneyland Dining Packages, as a result of the packages not including park admission.
Next, if you are going to cancel your reservations, make sure to do that before 24 hours prior. If you wait till after that time you will be charged $10 per person for a cancelation fee.
Another thing you will want to know before you reserve is that if you plan on ordering alcohol during your meal there will be an extra charge for those.
Finally, you will need to make reservations ahead of time in order to make sure you will be able to get one of these California Adventure Dining Packages. Reservations can be made starting 60 prior to your trip. In addition to needing to be 18 or older to reserve, you will also need a credit card.
Even though this next package is technically not a Califonia Adventure Dining Package, however, it is a wonderful option to view World of Color, therefore, I am including it in this separate section. It is called World of Color Dessert Party.
By having a World of Color Dessert Party reservation, it makes you a party guest that gets a special seat to view World of Color. This is a designated sitting area to view the show. Yes, I said sit! You can sit down to enjoy the show instead of standing.
Like we don’t do enough of that all day at the Disneyland Resort…
Therefore, by making a reservation for the Dessert Party, it would be a welcome relief plus a wonderful view! In addition to getting a dessert tray to enjoy during the show!
Each World of Color Dessert Party includes:
- Sweet and savory desserts served with sparkling beverages.
- Reserved seating.
Price of the World of Color Dessert Party:
- $84 per person. Includes tax and gratuity.
For more information on the World of Color Dessert Party, go to Disneyland’s official website here.
Know Before You Reserve
All of the same know before you reserve information listed above for the other packages apply to this package as well. In addition to a few more things:
First, Dessert Party Packages will not be refunded unless the show is canceled by park management.
Second, full payment is required at time of booking.
Third, cancelations must be prior to 24 hours in advance.
Next, full charges apply for no-shows.
Finally, the seated viewing area is shared seating. Which means you may be seated with other guests.
California Adventure Dining Packages can be a great way to save time during your Disneyland vacation. Therefore, be sure to check out all the options and times before your next trip. Also, don’t forget to make reservations ahead of time!
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