Disneyland Dining Packages: Paint the Night, World of Color, Fantasmic! and Holiday Parades

The Disneyland Resort has some great dining packages for popular entertainment to help you get the best seat possible along with a great meal. Below is everything you need to know about these spectacular visuals and their dining packages.

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Dining Packages for Entertainment at Disneyland

Right now there are currently dining packages for Fantasmic! and Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland. Check back here often as we will update this page as Disney makes any changes to their entertainment schedule and dining packages offered.

Fantasmic!

Sorcerer Mickey smiling while sparks fly through the evening sky during a performance of Fantasmic!

Fantasmic! has returned on the Rivers of America.  Mickey’s dream features a breathtaking water show with whimsical scenes from Fantasia as well as pink elephants, swashbuckling pirates, and princesses. There is also a good vs. evil showdown with the Evil Queen and an impressive, 45-foot, fire-breathing beastly dragon! There are some new additions to this amazing show, including scenes from Aladdin, The Lion King, Tangled, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Fantasmic! Dining Packages

You can purchase Fantasmic! dining packages for the Blue Bayou Restaurant, the River Belle Terrace, and at the Hungry Bear Restaurant.

Blue Bayou dining packages: Dining tables are under perpetual 'twilight' at the Blue Bayou restaurant

Blue Bayou Restaurant Dining Package

The Blue Bayou Restaurant is one of the park’s most popular dining experiences. The Blue Bayou is an indoor, upscale restaurant with a view of Pirates of the Caribbean. Their Monte Cristo sandwich is a crowd favorite! This package includes a 3-course meal, which has a starter, entrée, and dessert.

This package includes admission to the reserved viewing area for a designated performance of Fantasmic! that night. Please note that the viewing area is separate from the restaurant location. Blue Bayou guests receive the best viewing location: dead center in front of the show. If you want the best seats, make sure to arrive one hour prior to the time on your return ticket for Fantasmic!

  • Price for lunch is $59 per adult and $29 per child (ages 3 to 9) and dinner is $69 per adult and $29 per child (ages 3 to 9), tax and gratuity not included.
  • Reserved seating at Blue Bayou Restaurant begins daily at 11:30 AM for lunch and 4:00 PM for dinner.

Blue Bayou cushion for Fanstasmic!

Blue Bayou dining guests are also the only guests guaranteed to be able to sit down during the show. The Blue Bayou dining package comes with cushions for guests to sit on during the performance: one per person, per meal purchased.

Check out our most recent review here. 

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-3463.

River Belle Terrace Dining Package

A plate of Spice-rubbed pork spare ribs with baked beans and cole slaw sits on an outdoor café table at the River Belle Restaurant

The River Belle Terrace enjoys a picturesque view of the Rivers of America. Dining options include classic American dishes like fried chicken, baked beans, and more with a Southern flair. Each dining package includes a 3-course dinner (starter, entrée and dessert). The River Belle Terrace package includes admission to the reserved viewing area for a designated performance of Fantasmic! that night. The viewing area is separate from the restaurant location.

The River Belle Terrace dining package guests sit adjacent to the Blue Bayou dining packages which allows for a great view of the show. River Belle Terrace dining package guests are typically allowed to sit during the performance.  If you want the best seats, make sure to arrive one hour prior to the time on your return ticket for Fantasmic!

  • Price: Dinner is $45 per adult and $25 per child (ages 3 to 9), tax and gratuity not included.
  • Guests can upgrade to premium 8:00 PM seating for an additional $25 per adult and $15 per child (ages 3 to 9) and enjoy their meal as well as the first performance of Fantasmic! from their seat on the outdoor patio.

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

Fantasmic! On the Go Package at Hungry Bear Restaurant

Sign at entrance to Hungry Bear restaurant in Disneyland Park

There is also a Fantasmic! On the Go Package at the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country. Guests can choose one of 4 delicious entrees from a menu created especially for this event.  Options include cedar salt-roasted sustainable salmon, barbecue chicken, blackberry barbecue pork riblets or a mushroom and leek frittata. All dishes are served with a medley of wild rice and cranberry-apricot grains as well as kale and garbanzo bean salad. Guests can dine at any of the restaurant’s tables or take their meal to go.

When picking up their meal at Hungry Bear Restaurant, guests will receive a voucher that allows entry to the reserved viewing area for that evening’s performance of Fantasmic! Hungry Bear’s reserved viewing is sandwiched on both sides of the River Belle Terrace and Blue Bayou’s reserved dining areas. Keep in mind you will likely be asked to stand in this viewing area. If you want the best seats, make sure to arrive one hour prior to the time on your return ticket for Fantasmic!

  • Price: The cost for this package is $29.99 per adult and $19.99 per child (ages 3 to 9); tax is not included.
  • Reservations for meal pick-up times are normally available from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM. However, times may vary based on the Fantasmic! schedule.
  • Reservations made for 3:00 PM through 6:45 PM will receive a voucher that permits entry into the reserved viewing area for the first performance of Fantasmic! that evening.
  • Reservations from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM will receive a voucher permitting entry into the reserved viewing area for that night’s second show.

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

Pixar Play Parade

As Carls house floats along in the distance, Carl stands with Dug and baby Kevins atop lush foliage

The Pixar Play Parade, which originated in Disney California Adventure Park, is cruising through Disneyland The parade will be led off by the adorable Pixar lamp, just like their movies! The parade will bring back some beloved characters from popular Pixar movies, such as Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., the Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life. The Pixar Play Parade will introduce some first-time parade guests from Up and Inside Out. Most floats will delight guests with streams of bubbles.

Check out our most recent experience with getting seating (without a dining package) for the Pixar Play Parade here. 

The Pixar Play Parade is currently on hiatus without a specific return date yet.

Pixar Play Parade Dining Package

Plaza Inn entrance sign, Disneyland Park.

Disneyland offers a Plaza Inn Dining Package for the Pixar Play Parade.  This quaint Victorian setting offers a delicious menu of chicken, white cheddar macaroni and cheese, lemon-thyme green beans, refreshing watermelon-feta cheese salad, chocolate caramel pudding and a beverage. Salmon and vegetarian options are also available upon request. Kids’ meals include chicken tenders and white cheddar macaroni and cheese with a choice of side, chocolate-caramel pudding and a beverage.

  • Price: The price is $39.99 per adult and $24.99 per child (ages 3-9); tax is not included, and gratuity is not required.
  • Includes one picnic-style lunch and one voucher that provides access to the parade’s reserved viewing area. Guests can dine at any of the available restaurant tables or feast “on the go”.
  • Reservations made between 12:00 PM to 1:55 PM will receive a voucher for the day’s first performance of the Pixar Play Parade.
  • Reservations made between 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM will receive a voucher for the day’s second performance of the Pixar Play Parade (if applicable).

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

Dining Packages for Entertainment at California Adventure

Right now there are currently dining packages for Paint the Night at California Adventure. World of Color is still under refurbishment with no opening date but we have kept the World of Color dining packages up on this page because they will likely remain the same when World of Color reopens. Check back often as we will update this page the instant we know more about World of Color!

Mist streams, exploding fountains and dancing lights during World of Color

World of Color

This impressive show on Pixar Pier features stunning fire, fountain, fog and laser effects. Over 1,200 fountains shoot 200 feet in the air to create a 19,000 square-foot projection screen.  Guests can watch the water dance along with perfectly timed pyrotechnics and momentous music as they enjoy memorable scenes from their favorite Disney and Disney•Pixar animated and live-action films.  The show has features beloved characters, such as Bambi, Jessie and Woody, 101 Dalmations, and TinkerBell. The World of Color is one of Disney’s most impressive extravaganzas that features around 22 minutes of color, magic and imagination.

World of Color is coming off of a major long term refurbishment. While it has not been officially announced, there are now World of Color dining packages available starting February 22. This almost guarantees that we will see Paradise Bay one again lit up with the incredible fountain show.

World of Color Dining Packages

Guests can obtain a FastPass for World of Color, but a great way to guarantee a seat for this spectacular performance is to purchase a dining package. Carthay Circle Restaurant and Wine Country Trattoria both offer World of Color dining packages.

Carthay Circle

Dining packages: The entrance and campanile of the Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park

The Carthay Circle Restaurant is located in Disney California Adventure Park and has a retro, Hollywood movie feel. Guests are transported back to the golden age of Hollywood in this iconic setting. Carthay Circle Restaurant occupies the second floor of a detailed reproduction of the historic Carthay Circle Theatre. The original Carthay Circle Theatre was built in 1926 and is where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered there in 1937. The restaurant’s décor features the classy romance of old Hollywood.

Because the menu promises the finest fresh ingredients, dishes will change throughout the year. Executive Chef Andrew Sutton, who is also the chef de cuisine of the award-winning Napa Rose restaurant at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, insists on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.  Entrees will typically include poultry, fish and beef specialties along with vegetable-focused offerings.

  • Price: Prices for lunch are $46 for adults and $25 for children, ages 3 to 9.  Dinner prices are $62 for adults, and $25 for children, ages 3 to 9.
  • This full-service menu includes a 3-course meal (starter, entrée and dessert) from a prix-fixe menu during lunch and/or dinner plus a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • The package includes one voucher that reserves a guest’s spot in the World of Color preferred viewing area at Paradise Park at a viewing area separate from the dining location.

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

Wine Country Trattoria

Italian-inspired architecture of Wine County Trattoria, a Disney California Adventure restaurant

Wine Country Trattoria is located in Disney California Adventure Park on the Pacific Wharf.  This beautiful restaurant features a hand-carved limestone fountain along with Fresco-covered walls, tile floors and wood-beam accents. Guests can dine outside on the terrace or inside the trattoria and feel immersed in a Napa Valley or Tuscan villa setting.

This restaurant specializes in California- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a wide selection of wines.  The dining package will be a prix-fixe menu, but some example of this delicious menu include bruschetta, fried calamari, spaghetti Bolognese, fettuccine shrimp Alfredo, and lasagna rustica along with lunch-only entrée salads.  Dinner options may include rib-eye steak, chicken Parmesan, and grilled salmon. The trattoria also features desserts such as olive oil lemon cake and seasonal panna cotta.

  • Price: The price for lunch starts at $38 for adults and $21 for children, ages 3 to 9. Dinner starts at $49 for adults, and $25 for children, ages 3 to 9.
  • This full-service dining experience includes a 3-course meal (starter, entrée and dessert) from a prix-fixe menu during lunch and/or dinner plus a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • The package includes one voucher that reserves a guest’s spot in the World of Color preferred viewing area at Paradise Park. Please note that this viewing area is separate from the dining location.

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

The World of Color Dessert Party

Plate of desserts at World of Color

The World of Color Dessert Party Package is the only dining package that offers seated viewing! This may not seem like a huge deal before your arrive at the parks but when it’s time to watch World of Color your legs will thank you for thinking ahead.

This is also the only package that offers dining during the actual show. You will sit by the waterfront with a great view while you enjoy premium desserts. Your package includes two drinks (alcoholic or not), a bread basket, and a plate of desserts. Each person gets their own plate.

  • Price: $79 per person including tax and gratuity and must be prepaid in advance. No annual passholder discounts apply.
  • Your viewing area is located in Paradise Gardens Park in the World of Color preferred viewing area. Arrive an hour before the show starts to secure your spot and reservation. (Disney’s request)
  • Everyone in the party must purchase a ticket to the World of Color Dessert Party except those 2 and under.

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

World of Color Dining Package and FastPass Seating Map

Paint the Night Parade in California Adventure

Disneyland’s Paint the Night Parade features favorite characters from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and Cars. You will see also see Ariel, Belle, Peter Pan, and Rapunzel.  The Paint the Night Parades features high-energy music and spectacular special effects led by Sorcerer Mickey. The Incredibles will also made their superhero debut in this parade in June 2018. You can purchase a Paint the Night Parade Dining Package for Carthay Circle Restaurant or Wine Country Trattoria and receive a voucher for reserved parade seating.

Check out our most recent experience with getting seating (without a dining package) for the Paint the Night here. 

The Paint the Night Parade will go on hiatus during the holiday season at California Adventure to make room for the festivities. 

Sorcerer Mickey waves from an illuminated float that shines brightly against the night sky

Paint the Night Dining Packages

Carthay Circle Restaurant and Wine Country Trattoria both offer Paint the Night Dining Package. One voucher to a Paint the Night reserved viewing area is provided for each Dining Package purchased.

Carthay Circle Restaurant

  • Price: $99 for adults and $45 for children (ages 3-9)
  • Each Dining Package includes a full-service, 4-course dinner from the prix fixe menu plus one voucher for guaranteed seating at a reserved Paint the Night viewing area next to the restaurant.
  • Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

Wine Country Trattoria Dining Package

  • Price: Lunch prices start at $38 for adults and $21 for children (ages 3-9). Dinner starts at $49 for adults, and $25 for children (ages 3-9).
  • Includes a full-service, 3-course lunch or dinner from the prix fixe menu plus one voucher to a Paint the Night reserved viewing area.
  • Space is limited and reservations are recommended.

Jesse, featured in Paint the Night Parade at Disney California Adventure Park

Another option is the Sonoma Terrace Paint the Night Reception. Guests can watch the parade from a unique vantage point at the Sonoma Terrace on the Pacific Wharf.  Guests can relax and enjoy a charcuterie tray served with wine, beer, Coca-Cola or other non-alcoholic beverages. Guests also receive a box of truffles to enjoy later!

Sonoma Terrace Paint the Night Reception 

  • Price: $79 per person, tax and gratuity included.
  • Guests can check in 45 minutes prior to scheduled Paint the Night performance time.

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

Holiday Dining Package Options

During the holidays, the entertainment schedule changes to accommodate the seasonal parades. Make sure to check the schedule during your visit to see which entertainment and parade options are available.

Frightfully Fun Parade at Mickey’s Halloween Party

Frightfully Fun Parade

This parade is only available during Mickey’s Halloween Party which is a separate ticket event during the Halloween Time season. The parade begins with an entrance from the Headless Horsemen and includes classic Disney characters, Disney villains, ghosts, tricksters, and more.

Blue Bayou Dining Package for the Frightfully Fun Parade

  • What’s Included: a 3-course, prix fixe dinner (starter, entrée and dessert) at the Blue Bayou Restaurant and a voucher that provides access to the Frightfully Fun Parade reserved viewing area
  • Price: $72 per adult and $29 per child, plus tax and gratuity (discounts do not apply)
  • Special Event ticket for Mickey’s Halloween Party is required and not included in the price of this dining package
  • 2018 Dates: September 19, September 21, September 24, September 26, September 28; October 2, October 5, October 9, October 12, October 16, October 19, October 23, October 26, October 29 and October 31

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

Christmas Fantasy Parade

The Christmas Fantasy Parade takes place at Disneyland during the Holiday season at the parks. This fabulous parade features the Frozen characters, Disney princesses, skating snowmen and gingerbread men, magical Christmas themed floats, and ends with Santa!

The Plaza Inn offers a dining package for this parade during Christmas time which is essentially the same as it was for the Pixar Play Parade.

The Plaza Inn Dining Package for the Christmas Fantasy Parade

  • Meal Options: Holiday menu of turkey, macaroni and cheese, seasonal vegetables, stuffing and cranberry sauce with a holiday dessert. Vegetarian options are also available upon request. Kids’ meals combine chicken tenders and macaroni and cheese with a choice of side, holiday dessert and a beverage.
  • Price: $39.99 per adult and $24.99 per child (ages 3-9) – tax not included; gratuity not required
  • Reservations made between 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM will receive a voucher for the day’s second performance of A Christmas Fantasy Parade

Reservations are recommended for all dining packages. You can make your reservation up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland Dining site or by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily.

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