• On Jul 30, 2018
    Cynthia from NM Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there. Are there any restaurants or lounges upon the Paint the Night Parade route from which we can watch the parade without having a dining package? We're very happy to buy a full dinner and tip generously. Thank you for your help!

    Hello, Cynthia! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question!

    Paint the Night is my absolute favorite parade! So you can imagine how thrilled I am that its run has been extended past September 3rd when Pixar Fest comes to a close. It might be a little tricky to plan a meal at a restaurant from where you can watch the parade while you dine. Your best bet is trying to secure a very late dinner reservation at Wine Country Trattoria. This restaurant is along the parade route and if you are lucky enough to be seated on the patio, you might be able to catch glimpses of the parade from your table. I suggest that you show up a little early to your reservation and put in a request for a table along the edge of the patio. Just keep in mind that while Cast Members will do their best to accommodate you, requests are never guaranteed. 

    To guarantee a view of the parade from the comfort of a table, make a reservation for the Sonoma Terrace Paint the Night Reception. This isn’t quite a meal, but you will receive a small plate of sweet and savory bites and wine, beer, or a non-alcoholic beverage. This area is reserved only for Reception Guests which provides an excellent view of the parade while your enjoy your snacks. 

    Finally, if these options don’t work for your family, there are usually lots of places to watch the parade without a dining package or a meal. The parade route is rather long so I’m certain that your family could claim a spot to view the parade without much advance preparation.

    If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to stop by again. See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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