Starting December 12 at the Disneyland Resort, the nighttime show of Fantasmic! will begin offering reserved viewing options and a variety delicious dining packages. Here is what can be expected.
Reserved viewing for Fantasmic! will utilize the FASTPASS system. Similar to that of World of Color’s viewing system over at Disney California Adventure Park, here guests will use their park admission ticket to receive a FASTPASS. Each FASTPASS ticket will clearly label a select show time and designated viewing area. Distribution of FASTPASS will be located along the Big Thunder Trail in Frontierland. Guests wishing to watch the first and/or second showing of Fantasmic! will need to acquire a FASTPASS.
FASTPASS is a first come-first serve system with a limited amount of FASTPASS tickets given out per show. When the first show ends ticket distribution, the second show’s ticket distribution will begin. If you are unable to acquire a ticket, non-ticket (standby) viewing area will be available.
Note: standby viewing will be completely cleared between shows so firework viewing may not be possible following the first Fantasmic! showing.
With the new reserved viewing areas, seating on the ground sections or standing only sections will be offered. Each reserved viewing area will accommodate guests with disabilities. In addition, wheelchairs and ECVs will have accessible viewing from any of the sections. If you have any further questions about guest assistance in your viewing area, please speak to a cast member so they can accommodate you.
Grab & Go Meal Package
For a quick and simple option, here you can pick up your food and take it to enjoy the show. Reservations for a Grab & Go meal can be made by phone or online. Guests will stop by Aladdin’s Oasis in Disneyland Park to select their meal choice. There will be three meal options to choose from. Options of meal choices include “herb-marinated grilled chicken and seasonal vegetables, lasagna Bolognese or vegetarian lasagna.” With each selection, guests can enjoy a salad, cheesecake, bread roll and a beverage. The kid’s menu comes with a choice of macaroni & cheese, pasta or chicken. Also included are fruit, seasonal vegetables, bread roll, a beverage and a Mickey shaped cookie. Reserved meals can be picked up between the times of 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
In addition to your dinner, each Grab & Go meal will come with a Fantasmic! FASTPASS ticket for reserved viewing. This package will be available for children, ages 3-9, at $13.99 and $19.99 for adults.
Fantasmic! Dessert Party Package
Looking for something sweet that your taste buds will surely enjoy? A dessert sampler offering will be available for reservations. Located at the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country, this offering comes with dessert sampling, coffee, soft drinks and tea. Also, each comes with a Fantasmic! FASTPASS ticket for reserved viewing. Each dessert party will begin 90 minutes before each Fantasmic! showing. The Fantasmic! Dessert Party Package will be $29.99 per person, plus tax.
With this offer, guests will take part in a three course meal. Both the Blue Bayou Resturant and the River Belle Terrace will be available for this package. The three course meal will consist of a starter, entrée and dessert. The dinner package also comes with a Fantasmic! FASTPASS ticket for reserved viewing.
The Blue Bayou Restaurant* will being reservations starting at 4:00PM. Dessert selections include an eight-layer cake, apple cranberry galette or crème brûleé. For children, ages 3-9, the package will be $23.00. The adult dinner package is $61.00.
River Belle Terrace will begin their reserved dining at 3:00PM. Starters with have the choice of being either a salad or corn chowder soup. Entrees include the options of ” New York strip and Cajun shrimp skewer with garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine reduction; rosemary-marinated chicken breast with garlic mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables; or vegetarian hand-tossed pasta with seasonal vegetables in a garlic cream sauce.” As for the yummy dessert, options include caramel apple pie or chocolate cake. Children’s meals will have the options of a chicken or steak dinner with vegetables and mashed potatoes. With the dessert selection of either a fruit skewer or a cupcake. Children price of dinner is $21.99 and $41.99 for adults.*Normal dinner reservations will still be available for the Blue Bayou.
If you would like to make reservations for any of these dining options, please call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 between the times of 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily. Disneyland Annual Passholders discounts will be available. Please note that “no shows” to reservations will be charged a $10 fee. If you would like to cancel a reservation, please call within 24 hours to avoid a fee.
Staring December 12, the reserved viewing and dining packages for Fantasmic! will begin. The current Premium Viewing with Dessert Sampler package will come to an end on December 8. Have no fear though; all the options listed above are great!
This post will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
Mr. DAPs contributed to this report.