While the Wine Country Trattoria and Ariel’s Grotto World of Color Dinner Packages have been popular, Disney California Adventure is now introducing a the Prix Fixe Lunch package at Wine Country Trattoria (see our dinner review here!)! By booking ahead, you and your guests will receive reserved viewing for Disney’s World of Color — the new nighttime [Read more…]
Today, guest blogger Shayne Newell, author of Shayne’s Project 365, is back with a review (and some gorgeous photos) from her recent Wine Country Trattoria World of Color (WOC) Dining Package meal! Take it away, Shayne!
Like the previously reviewed World of Color Dining Package meal at Ariel’s Grotto, the Wine Country Trattoria package meal is a fixed-price, limited menu that can be reserved up to 30 days in advance.
Atmosphere and Menu
It was pretty hot the day we went (Saturday, 9/4/10), so we were happy to be seated in the upstairs portion of the restaurant, where it was under cover and cool; we still had a nice view of the park. Everyone on the upper level seemed to be ordering from the WOC menu, so perhaps they segregated the WOC diners from those ordering off of the regular menu? On both the adult and kids’ menu, the appetizer/salad course and the dessert course were pre-determined, but each diner could choose their entree from [Read more…]
There have been lots of updates and rumors coming out of Disneyland in the past week, so I figured I’d gather them all into one big Disneylandia update!
New Dining Coming Soon to the Disneyland Hotel
Disneyland Hotel will be renovating their Never Land pool area, and new dining will come along with it! Two new dining spots will be introduced in 2011, including one table-service restaurant reminiscent of the 50’s and 60’s era “Tahitian Terrace” restaurant. A lounge/bar will be added, which will draw from the “adventure” theme of the Jungle Cruise attraction. These additions will [Read more…]
Dining Packages for the World of Color have been announced! The dining packages will work like Disney World’s Fantasmic Dinner packages. Guests will book their dining arrangements and eat well before the show begins. After dining, guests will receive tickets for reserved viewing at the shows. Ariel’s Grotto and Wine Country Trattoria are the restaurants participating in the package.
Update: After June 14, 2012, World of Color Dining Packages will no longer be offered at Ariel’s Grotto.
Dinner Seating Times
Dinner seatings for the 9pm show will be from 4-6:30pm. Dinner seatings for the 10:15pm show will be from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
A prix fixe meal with reserved viewing will be available in the elegant surroundings of Ariel’s Grotto on the edge of Paradise Bay. After dinner, guests will be offered admission to the “World of Color” Preferred Reserved Viewing area.
Wine Country Trattoria
Guests can enjoy a three-course, prix fixe dinner in the newly expanded and remodeled Wine Country Trattoria. Following dinner, the guests will be admitted to the Preferred Reserved Viewing area for the show. The Italian meal includes choice of starter, entrée and dessert plus a special wine pairing.
To Make Reservations, call 714-781-DINE. Note on Reserved Viewing: Each guest entering the reserved viewing area must have reserved viewing area admission. Children (ages 3-9) must be accompanied by an adult. Guests may only enter the viewing area during designated times and no early or late admission will be allowed. Guests in large parties may not be guaranteed admission within the same reserved viewing area. Separate theme park admission is required.
World of Color Picnic Meals
If table-service isn’t your style, consider ordering one of the World of Color picnic meals. Varying from cold fried chicken to delicious sandwiches, these can be ordered in advance or picked up (subject to availability) on the day you’re in the theme park! See details here on how to order the World of Color Picnic Meals! Here’s a World of Color Picnic recent review.
Other Disneyland Dining News…
See more Disneyland Dining News here.
Welcome to a brand new week with a whole lot of Disney food news! Let’s recap of the news covered right here on the Disney Food Blog, just in case you missed it:
- Pizzeria News: Suspected name and menus for the Epcot Italy Pizzeria
- Epcot Construction Pics: Italy Pizzeria and Cantina de San Angel
- Speculation: Disney’s Aulani restaurants and Saratoga Springs quick-service spot
- Refurb and Re-opening: Disneyland Wine Country Trattoria and wine bar
- Interview: D23 Expo and F&W Festival Official Artist, Tim Rogerson
Also, Disney food fans should check out the latest WDWToday Podcast — I got to sit in and talk about eating healthy in WDW!
Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide, restaurant critic extraordinaire, reviews San Angel Inn.
SamLand’s Disney Adventures visits the Tiki Room Lanai in Disneyland and shares his Dole Whip. Did you know the Tiki Room was envisioned by Walt as a dinner theater restaurant?
Daveland takes us to the Hollywood Brown Derby. (Amazing photos, yet again.)
Main Street Gazette takes us on Epcot’s World Showcase Wine Walk!
Duckman’s Blog shares a fantastic story about a custom cake at the Polynesian.
TouringPlans.com goes to Kouzzina! Opa!
AllEarsNet has an incredible report about a vegan meal at ‘Ohana. Chef TJ does it again!
All Things Cupcake spotted some great cupcakes at Disney World!
Only WDWorld shares a delicious look at Epcot’s Tangierine Cafe.
Speaking of Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex, WDW Central wonders if the entertainment justifies the expense.
Thanks again for all the great food posts! Looking forward to this week’s delicious Disney posts.
The OC Register is reporting that a long-closed wine bar in Disneyland has been reopened for a few months.
The bar is open while the Wine Country Trattoria restaurant is closed for refurbishments. Workers are expanding the seating area and kitchen, which is being renovated, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokesman.
The Trattoria will re-open in April or early May, and the renovations will provide more seating in the upper-level Vineyard Room area.
Robert Mondavi operated the Golden Vine Winery area during the first eight months of Disney’s California Adventure’s existence, but the wine maker pulled out of the restaurant and wine bars because of losses at the time.