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  • On May 15, 2023
    Rochelle from Pampanga Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Carthay Circle Lounge at Disney's California Adventure still offer walk-up bar purchases? Or do you have to have a reservation at Carthay Circle AlFresco seating to purchase a drink (specifically -- a Scotch Mist)?

    Hi there Rochelle, welcome to planDisney!  

    I finally got to have a drink and take in the views of Buena Vista Street at Carthay Circle Lounge at Disney California Adventure Park during my last visit, and I cannot wait to get back!  I did not have a Scotch Mist, but I had the delicious Double Pear Martini that my fellow panelist Tiffanie recommended, and it did not disappoint!

    We actually did not have a reservation that day for Carthay Circle Lounge, we were able to add our name to the mobile dine walk-up list that same day.  I would definitely try to make a dining reservation in advance if you can, but know that the mobile dine walk-up list is potentially an option, I'd ask a Cast Member when you arrive to the restaurant, or check the Disneyland app.  

    If some reason you are unable to secure a reservation or table that day, Sonoma Terrace would be a great alternative!  They have a great menu, and you would have a fantastic view of Pacific Wharf as well as all of the Guests heading to Pixar Pier or Paradise Gardens Park.  I've enjoyed plenty of snacks and people watching sitting at one of their fantastic tables!  

    Rochelle, I'm sending you all of the pixie dust and good vibes that you'll be able to snag a reservation at Carthay Circle Lounge!  Have a fantastic trip, and do not hesitate to come back to planDisney with any other questions!

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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