You get a full-service, 3-course (starter, entrée and dessert) meal from a pre-fixed menu during lunch or dinner. We chose to have dinner, which is a little bit more expensive but in my opinion you get great food for the price.
The menu also includes a non-alcoholic beverage.
Since you only get to choose between a soup or a salad as an appetizer (starter), we decided to upgrade for extra $6 dollars for the Ceviche of Citrus-marinated Cobia (Avocado, tomatillo essence with plantain chips)
For the main course I chose the Grilled Angus Beef Ribeye (Cheesy Fingerling Potatoes, Green Garlic Chimichurri). The meat was really tender and tasty. I was considering getting the lamb, but it felt like a steak kind of day.
When it was turn for something sweet, since I love salted caramel, the choice was easy. Jivara Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Crunch (Sweet cocoa nibs, Cordillera chocolate sauce). It was the perfect ending for the meal.
My friend chose the Tangy Citrus Cheesecake accented with Yuzu (Strawberry-rhubarb sauce, macadamia nut crust) and although it was really good, I am glad i choose the salted caramel option.
Your meal comes with non-alcoholic drinks, but the Carthay Circle Restaurant does have a great selection of alcoholic drinks. Surprisingly we did not order any this time.
On a child-free Disneyland visit, my friend and I decided to splurge a little and book the Carthay Circle Restaurant World of Color Dinning Package at Disney California Adventure. The atmosphere was great. Once you enter Carthay Circle you get an Old Hollywood feeling with dark hard woods, black and white photos, relaxed environment and glamour decoration. The restaurant is inspired by the old Carthay Circle Theater, where Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs premiered in 1937.
Talking to our very friendly waitress, we learned that there are some "private" rooms where you can dine with your friends. You need to reserve for the smaller ones, and for the big one, a minimum of $1000 consumption is required, but it seats 12 people, so it is doable. Maybe a great idea for a birthday celebration with friends.
Reserved Spot for the World of Color Show
After you are done with your meal, you get a pass for the reserved seating at the World of Color Show. Although the paper say to get there around 8:30 pm, my recommendation would be to get there a little earlier. The reserved seating area spots are first come, first serve and you might get stuck behind someone told that might block your view.
In my opinion the area for the show is not the best. You still have a lot of people in front of you and the only advantage would be not to have to get there 2 hours prior the show. But if you want a front row, no one in front of you where you can see the water show better, you are better off with trying to get there early and get a spot.
In general the whole experience was really cool. The food was good and we were able to have a good spot for the show without waiting in line for a couple of hours.
Is it worth the money? It is a little bit overpriced, but it is Disneyland after all.
Would I do it again? I would like to try the menus at other restaurants. I might do it for lunch so the cost is less.
For more information and to reserve your dining package please visit Disneyland Dinning