Disneyland Reserved Seats

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Front row looks good; get Disneyland reserved seats for Fantasmic, parades, World of Color, Frozen and more.

Disneyland Front Row


Spend less time saving your spot for all the must-do entertainment at Disneyland. Don’t wait a minute longer than you need to or camp out for hours. Here’s how you can get the best view available with Disneyland reserved spaces.

Disneyland Front Row Reservations

Disneyland Resort likes to combine two popular elements into one. When talking Disneyland reserved seats we mean food and entertainment.

This is truly the best of both worlds because you get to enjoy a nice meal or dessert package and secure prime viewing for parades, evening shows and even fireworks. 

The first thing you need to know is Disneyland reserved seats and space is in high demand. Mark your calendar for 60 days out so you can grab that coveted reservation as soon as its available. 

  1. Front row reservations open 60 days in advance online here on the Disneyland App or by calling (714) 781-3463.
  2. You will need a credit card to hold your reservation. Some reserved areas require immediate payment.
  3. If you don’t see any openings online or are booking multiple dining reservations it might be best to call (714) 781-3463.

Disneyland Front Row Parades

Disneyland parades are some of the best parades in the world! The quality is simply top-tier. Get yourself a front row view, with less stress with a Disneyland parade dining package. 

 

Disneyland parade Magic Happens
Courtesy Disneyland Resort

Plaza Inn Parade Package

You will eat your meal at Plaza Inn on Main Street, U.S.A. under the pink umbrellas or take your meal to eat on the go. At the appointed time, return to the reserved viewing space along the parade route. 

 

Plaza Inn seating

 

Plaza Inn Magic Happens

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area allows for curb or floor sitting for the first two rows. Everyone behind must stand. 

Bottom Line: Parade reserved viewing is slightly more in cost than a regular Disneyland meal. Consider that price difference as the price for front row access to the parade.

Disneyland Front Row Fantasmic!

Fantasmic is a Disneyland Park staple, after arriving on the scene in 1992. It’s hard to believe Fantasmic is that old seasoned because it still brings the crowds night after night. This area of the park gets packed quickly, so a reserved viewing space, beyond the free FASTPASS is essential. 

 

Fantasmic front row

 

Blue Bayou Fantasmic Package

You will dine at Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square inside Pirates of the Caribbean. At the appointed time, return to the reserved viewing space along the Rivers of America. Book your Blue Bayou Fantasmic package here

Fantasmic reserved spot

 

  • Lunch is $62 per adult and $29 per child (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult.
  • Dinner is $75 per adult and $30 per child (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult. 
  • Dine at Blue Bayou starting at 11:00 am for lunch and 4:00 pm for dinner. 
  • Be sure to note if your reservation will include viewing for the first (sometimes only) or second showing of Fantasmic. 

 

Blue Bayou
Courtesy Disneyland Resort

 

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area allows for ground seating for Blue Bayou diners. Everyone behind (those using free FASTPASS) must stand. 

Bottom Line:  The crowds and packed person-to-person free/FASTPASS viewing just isn’t enjoyable. Disneyland reserved viewing for Fantasmic is the only way to go, it’s just up to you to determine the best Fantasmic dining package for your budget. 

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Cafe Orleans Fantasmic Package

Cafe Orleans was a temporary reserved seating option in fall of 2017 when River Belle Terrace was undergoing renovations. While it’s no longer an official reserved area for Fantasmic!, many people have reported successful viewing here with a late dining reservation.

 

Cafe orleans food

 

River Belle Terrace Fantasmic Package

You will dine at River Belle Terrace in Frontierland. This venue offers two options—regular (dine here, view from Rivers of America) or premium (late dining, view from your seat at River Belle). Book your River Belle Terrace Fantasmic package here

 

River Belle Terrace food

 

  • Lunch and dinner are $45 per adult and $25 per child (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult.
  • Premium Dinner is $70 per adult and $40 per child (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult. 
  • Dine at River Belle Terrace starting at 1:00 pm for lunch and 4:00 pm for dinner. Premium dining begins about an hour or so before the first showing of the night.
  • Be sure to note if your reservation will include viewing for the first (sometimes only) or second showing of Fantasmic. 

 

River Belle Terrace

 

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area allows for ground seating for River Belle Terrace diners. Everyone behind (those using free FASTPASS) must stand. 

Bottom Line:  The crowds and packed person-to-person free/FASTPASS viewing just isn’t enjoyable. Disneyland reserved viewing for Fantasmic is the only way to go, it’s just up to you to determine the best Fantasmic dining package for your budget. 

Hungry Bear Fantasmic Package

This on-the-go package can be enjoyed at Hungry Bear in Critter Country or even at your reserved spot along Rivers of America (ask for it to be packaged to-go when checking in). Book your Hungry Bear Fantasmic package here

 

Hungry Bear

 

  • $30 per adult and $20 per child (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult.
  • Dine at Hungry Bear starting at 3:00 pm for the first showing and 7:00 pm for the second show. 

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area allows for ground seating for Hungry Bear diners. Everyone behind (those using free FASTPASS) must stand. 

Bottom Line:  The crowds and packed person-to-person free/FASTPASS viewing just isn’t enjoyable. Disneyland reserved viewing for Fantasmic is the only way to go, it’s just up to you to determine the best Fantasmic dining package for your budget. 

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Disneyland Front Row Fireworks

Disneyland fireworks end the night in the best way possible! Snag a VIP view with some Disneyland hospitality in Tomorrowland during your trip.

 

Disneyland fireworks main street

 

Most of the reserved seats (benches in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle) you see are set aside for special visiting guests of the Disney company or those on VIP tours. Sometimes someone might magically get selected to sit there, but pretty much these aren’t the seats you’re going to get :(. 

 

 

Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Fireworks

Beyond scoping out areas along Main Street, U.S.A, in front of “it’s a small world” or one of the many areas to watch fireworks at Disneyland Resort, you can secure an elite area in Tomorrowland for fireworks viewing. Book Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge here

 

Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge
Courtesy Disneyland Resort

See my full  experience at Skyline Lounge here. 

  • $50 per guest, children under 3 are free but must share desserts with paying adult.
  • Access to an exclusive area featuring retro décor and  a dessert package.
  • Open from about 8:00 to 10:00 pm and check in begins around 7:00 pm. 
  • Occasional character meet and greet.
  • Games and trivia with Disneyland cast members.
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Blankets, plush seating and viewing for fireworks.

 

Skyline Lounge Fireworks

 

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area allows for comfortable seating and desserts away from the crowds.

Bottom Line:  Fireworks can be cancelled, so realize that you’re booking for the experience there and fireworks are considered a bonus. Fireworks were cancelled the night I went and I still loved this experience. Note this experience is not always offered year-round. 

Frozen—Live at the Hyperion Front Row Viewing

VIP seating for Frozen — Live at the Hyperion is secured with a dining package at Carthay Circle in California Adventure. Book your Frozen dining package here. 

 

Frozen Cast Disneyland Resort

 

  • $89 for adults, $45 for children (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult.
  • View Frozen at Hyperion Theater after your meal.
  • The dining package is NOT a princess dining package, you simply dine with your group and no Frozen characters are present.
  • Reserved space can vary, from front and center, to mid center. Verify when booking. 

 

Frozen reserved seats

 

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area allows for comfortable seating at both venues (Carthay and Hyperion).

Bottom Line: This is probably the only dining package I would not consider because seating is never hard to find and the price point is too high. During the show you’ll see your favorite Disney characters from Frozen perform, but you can also meet Anna & Elsa in person at California Adventure Park inside the Animation building in Hollywood Land.

Read my entire review for Frozen—Live at the Hyperion here.

Disneyland Front Row World of Color 

At California Adventure Park, World of Color has been the night time entertainment staple since 2010. Dining packages abound for reserved spots to watch World of Color.

 

World of Color Season of Light

Carthay Circle World of Color Package

Premium dining and reserved seats at World of Color, standing room only but front and center viewing area. This three course meal comes with a variety of options from Carthay’s regular menu. See which World of Color is running here.

 

Carthay Circle main dining area

 

  • Lunch is $56 per adult and $25 per child (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult.
  • Dinner is $74 per adult and $25 per child (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult.
  • Be sure to note if your reservation will include viewing for the first (sometimes only) or second showing of World of Color. 

 

World of Color season of light

 

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area is standing room only.

Bottom Line:  World of Color isn’t my favorite and if you’re spending that much, I suggest doing the only World of Color package worth doing, the Dessert Party. 

Wine Country World of Color Package

You will eat your meal at Wine Country in Pacific Wharf with a quaint Tuscan vibe. At the appointed time, return to the reserved viewing space at Paradise Gardens Park. 

 

World of Color Wine Country

 

  • Lunch and dinner are $50 per adult and $25 per child (ages 3 to 9), children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult.
  • Dine at Wine Country starting at 1:00 pm for lunch and 4:00 pm for dinner. 
  • Be sure to note if your reservation will include viewing for the first (sometimes only) or second showing of World of Color. 

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area is standing room only.

Bottom Line:  World of Color isn’t my favorite and if you’re spending that much, I suggest doing the only World of Color package worth doing, the Dessert Party. 

World of Color Dessert Party

The World of Color Dessert Party is the only option to actually sit during World of Color. You will be guided to a seat at either a bar-height table or regular height table for your dining experience. To-go boxes are available and this service gets rave reviews. At the time of publication, you do need to pay in full at time of reservation.

 

World of color dessert party

 

  • $84 per guest, children under 3 are free and share food with accompanying adult.
  • Enjoy desserts and drinks at a table in front of World of Color.
  • Arrive early to get your choice of bar height or regular height tables.

 

World of Color spot

 

Sitting or Standing: Reserved viewing area is standing room only.

Bottom Line:  World of Color isn’t my favorite but now that I’ve done the Dessert Party, it’s really the only way I’d watch this show. The cost is high, which is why I save this splurge for a date night or evening with friends. Paying for a whole family is a different story. 

Reader Becky says, It was a full plate of dessert including sweets fruit and cheese I couldn’t eat it all. Two alcoholic drinks and unlimited other drinks. Yes we were a bit taken back by the price but it was so worth it even just for the seat after a big day and not to stand in the crowd. We will certainly be doing it this way again.”

Debbie adds, “WOC Dessert Party every time. It’s nice to have reserved viewing along with a table and chair to enjoy the show along with yummy desserts and eats as well as beverages either alcoholic or non alcoholic. It’s worth every penny!”

There are so many front row viewing option to choose from, so don’t get overwhelmed! If you’re deciding between World of Color or front row parade access, leave your question in the comment section and I am happy to help you narrow it down.

11 thoughts on “Disneyland Reserved Seats

  • Keala Storm

    I’m trying to plan on a Paint the Night for my family, early June, and getting confused on my options. Is Wine Country Trattoria the only reservation option? It’s a little pricey for us. So, if it is the only option than we’ll probably just start hanging out at about 7:30-8pm for a good spot. Any recommendations on a good viewing spot to hangout and wait? Also, I see World of Color info here, it’s not happening this summer, right?

    • Hi Keala, Wine Country is one option and is actually the cheapest one available. The parade route is so long, with lots of viewing space. I recommend finding a spot near Award Wieners in Hollywood Land. Close by food options, restrooms and more. World of Color will be down during most of June however. Hope this helps!

  • Len

    Can I watch Paint the Night if I make reservations at Wine Country Trattoria and request for outdoor seating around the time of the parade?

  • Katelyn

    Looking at Paint the Night dining packages for 2 adults and 2 kids. Thinking Trattoria for Lunch on Weds April 18th or Th April 19th. Can’t find details on the prix fixe menu – I would like to know ahead of booking to see if we will like the food – particularly my kids. Can you direct me to this info – I have tried finding it on my own with no luck.

    Thanks
    Katie

    • I am anxiously awaiting that information as well. Your best bet is to call Disneyland dining and see if they can release the menu items to you, especially since we’re so close to the debut of this event. I will also update this article as soon as I know more.

  • TJ

    I think the key to making this extra cost worth the value is the amount of time it saves in trying to get a spot for the show or parade? Let’s say that you have reserved seating for Fantasmic. How long before the show should you plan on getting to the reserved section?

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