When you walk into the California Adventure Park and you go to the boardwalk one of the first things you will see is Ariel’s Grotto restaurant. Like every other sit down eatery at ANY Disney Park I highly recommend getting a reservation.
If you go during the summer you NEED an Advance Reservation because if you don’t get one… guess who is not eating. At a minimum you need to get your reservation at least five days in advance unless you want to eat dinner at 4:00pm or 9:00pm. If you’re going during the off season they may take a few walk in’s.
Here’s three reasons your teen WANTS you to make a reservation:
Now onto my favorite part about the restaurant. The sweet deal you get. The mother of all reason’s for you, and your teen, to eat here.
You get FREE fast-passes to World of Color. In the best section (The least crowded section) It makes such a huge difference compared to other places to stand. It is great! Your teen is much more likely to ooh and ahh when they’re not wanting to flick the tall person standing in front of them in the head.
If you want the Fastpasses you have to eat off a Pre-selected menu. Tou choose between two appetizers, six entrees, and depending on the size of your family one or two dessert platters,(White chocolate world of color film strip… I’m just saying)……. All of the food tastes SO great do don’t stress
that your teen wont find something else they like.
as of February 2012, the World of Color meal will set you back $40.00 per-person (Kids $30.00)
So to sum this up: