Disney California Adventure’s World of Color nighttime spectacular is one of the most popular productions at the Disneyland Resort, and having a meal a the park’s upscale Carthay Circle Restaurant has been the best way to secure “Center Stage” VIP viewing area tickets to the show. Recently, Disney has made a major change to the way World of Color Fastpasses are distributed to Carthay Circle diners.
Previously, anyone eating at Carthay Circle for lunch or dinner would receive a WoC ticket at no extra charge, as long each person ordered an entree along with an appetizer or dessert. Recently, a “fixed price” 3-course menu was introduced for WoC diners, and the original 2-course option has now been eliminated.
Currently, in order to receive WoC passes, Carthay Circle customers must order from a limited 3-course lunch menu ($39 adults, $22 children) or dinner menu ($59 adults, $24 children). You can see the available meal options by following the above links; notable, the popular duck wings and cheese biscuits are not offered on the WoC menus.
If you have already made your Carthay Circle reservations under the old WoC policy, and have a printed email confirmation, you may ask them to honor it. Otherwise, all new dining reservations fall under the new policy, and all guests on a dining reservation may be required to order from the fixed-price menu in order to receive viewing tickets.
If you are a Disneyland Annual Passholder, you can try out the WoC menu at Carthay — or the other WoC menus at Wine Country Trattoria or Ariel’s Grotto — for free, thanks to a new special offer. Passholders can book a 2-night or longer stay on most nights between 8/18/2013 and 9/28/2013 at any of Disneyland’s 3 onsite resort hotels at 15% to 20% off standard rates, and also receive a free WoC lunch or dinner package for each member (up to 5) of your party. Non-Passholders can get similar discounts on Sundays through Thursdays from 8/25 to 9/28, minus the free dining.