• On Mar 4, 2020
    Kirstin from New South Wales Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going to book the World of Color Dining package at Storytellers cafe. This is a Grad night and we were only going to visit the parks in the afternoon/night. If the park reaches capacity, will we still be granted entry as we have a reservation?

    Greetings, Kirstin, and thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you’re hEAR, and I’m even more excited for your upcoming visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

    I can’t wait for you to see World of Color in Disney California Adventure Park! It’s one of my favorite nighttime spectaculars! And, I think it’s a great idea to book a World of Color Dining Package in order to enjoy the delicious dinner buffet at Storytellers Cafe, while also receiving a premium reserved viewing location for the show afterward. So, here’s how it works: Since Storytellers Cafe is located in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, you’ll have to exit Disney California Adventure Park in order to get there. Luckily, there’s a private entrance to the Grand Californian from Disney California Adventure Park, and you can walk from the park exit to the restaurant in a matter of minutes! Since this dinner buffet is part of your Dining Package, and you have to leave the park in order to use your Package, I don’t think you’ll have a problem re-entering Disney California Adventure Park following your meal. However, I would recommend making your reservation earlier if possible, just to give yourself more time to get back for the show, especially if it’s a busier day in the park thanks to Grad Nite. It’s rare for the parks to reach maximum capacity, but when it happens, Guest entry may be stopped temporarily. If this were to happen, I’d recommend showing your Dining Package information to a Cast Member near the private entrance into Disney California Adventure Park to see if they can help you. It's also a good idea to ask a Cast Member at the gate if the park has reached full capacity on your way to dinner, to ask what they suggest you do if it has. 

    If this is a big concern for you, you do have several other options for the World of Color Dining Package that include dining inside Disney California Adventure Park, at both Wine Country Trattoria and Carthay Circle Restaurant. Personally, Wine Country Trattoria is one of my favorite places to dine in the Disneyland Resort, so I always recommend it to friends and family! Plus, it’s super close to Paradise Gardens Park, which is the location you’ll be heading to for your reserved viewing that evening.

    Last but not least, another fun option is the World of Color Dessert Party, which includes a selection of desserts and appetizers, beverages, and reserved seating in a preferred viewing area... I can’t think of a better way to enjoy watching World of Color!

    I hope this information helps, Kirstin! Please stop by with any additional questions… I’m all EARs!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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