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  • On Jan 28, 2024
    Leanne from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning our 10th anniversary and first trip to Disneyland for this summer. I’d love to eat at Carthay Circle, but we may just get drinks and appetizers. Would we be able to sit upstairs, or would we need to be in the lounge.

    Welcome to planDisney, LeAnne! We're so glad you're here to share this question with us. I can't think of a better way to celebrate your love than with a visit to the Disneyland Resort.  

    Carthay Circle Restaurant will provide the perfect setting and is a great choice for celebrating such a special occasion. You are most welcome to enjoy drinks and appetizers for the evening at this Golden Age venue. Who says that a variety of appetizers can't be a full meal? Certainly not me.

    I recommend making a reservation for this popular dining spot and you can do so up to 60 days in advance. In my experience, reservations will start appearing on the Disneyland site and in the Disneyland app around 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time. So get your fast fingers ready to book this desired dining reservation as soon as your window opens. You will also notice that there are two options for Carthay Circle Restaurant: Carthay Circle Lounge - Alfresco Dining and Carthay Circle Restaurant. You will want to reserve dining for Carthay Circle Restaurant to be seated in the restaurant upstairs. With the other option, you will be seated outside or in the lounge. 

    Be sure to stop by City Hall in Disneyland Park or the Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure Park to get your complimentary "1st Visit!" and "Happily Ever After" buttons. You'll be visiting during the heart of the Pixar Fest celebration in Disney California Adventure Park. Make sure to visit the newly reimagined San Fransokyo Square. There are so many wonderful places to eat and you might even catch Baymax for a quick fist bump. Check out this planDisney Podcast where my panelist pals Al and Tishra share their tips for first-time visitors to the Disneyland Resort. 

    LeAnne, I hope this helps as you prepare for your romantic getaway and first-ever visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Let us know if we can help with anything else as you are putting your magical plans together. It's never too early to start your countdown to the magic!

    See ya real soon!
    Michelle 
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Oregon

Hey everyone! I'm Michelle, a Disney loving adult from the Pacific Northwest. I'm a wife and dog mom who loves to travel. Whether I'm adventuring solo, teaming up with my pals and family or making sure my husband is getting the most of his visit with accessibility; I'm here to answer your questions and share that magical feeling you'll get when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Michelle

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