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  • On Aug 2, 2019
    Linda from TX Asked

    I'll be visiting Disneyland with my family in October. I'm thinking about purchasing a Fantasmic Dinner Package. Do you recommend the package with Blue Bayou or the one at River Belle Terrace? And why?

    Hiya, Linda!

    Oh boy! Fantasmic! is one of my favorite Disneyland Resort nighttime spectaculars. The Fantasmic! Dining Package at the Blue Bayou Restaurant is definitely my favorite. I love the ambiance of the bayou scene inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction. And I really enjoy the Cajun-inspired cuisine of this unique dining experience. To add even more value to the Blue Bayou Fantasmic! Dining Package, the reserved viewing area for the show set aside for guests of Blue Bayou has arguably the very best view. It is set in the very front middle of the overall viewing area along the Rivers of America. That said, we have also enjoyed the view from the River Belle Terrace reserved viewing area for Fantasmic! It is situated right next to the Blue Bayou area and is also right in front. There is another option with River Belle Terrace. For an additional charge, you may reserve premium seating. This option allows guests to eat their dinner on the restaurant patio starting at 8:00 pm. When the show begins, guests may remain seated at their tables for the duration of the show. While this viewing area is not right at the front of the viewing area, the bonus of being able to sit in a chair during the show is a major benefit.

    My recommendation is to make your decision based on your menu preference. For an idea of the offerings at the different restaurants, check out this Disney Parks Blog post. Note that prices and menu offerings are subject to change. For example, my understanding is that the Maleficent Dragon dessert is still present, but that the other desserts have been changed up at River Belle Terrace. And here are some of my thoughts about the menu at the Blue Bayou Restaurant.

    I hope you have a Fantasmic! time during your Disneyland Resort vacation, Linda. Please stop by again if you have any more questions.

    ~Tony
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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! With over 30 years of experience visiting the Disneyland Resort, I’m excited to help you discover the magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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