View Full Version : Coupons/Discounts for Dining at Disneyland and Downtown Disney?
03-10-2008, 09:06 PM
We're contemplating eating at the Gospel Brunch at House of Blues, but it seems so expensive.
Are there any discounts/coupons out there for this or other dining experiences at Disneyland or in Downtown Disney?
We also want to do dinner at Ralph Brennan's and go to the cute Italian place in DTD with the big clown on the wall (forget the name) and are open to other suggestions. We'll be there 6 days.
Earlier visits had us at Ariel's Grotto for dinner (characters were great, food not so hot) and the breakfast at the pink Victorian restaurant (characters were great, food was better) but the kids don't care about characters at meals anymore. So please suggest great food places.
03-11-2008, 06:14 AM
If you are an annual passholder, most restaurant afford you 10% off. Many have limits as to the time of day though. Some of the DLR restaurant offer 10% discounts for Disney Visa or AAA. No other discounts are offered to my knowledge.
03-11-2008, 03:18 PM
I would like to recommend Tortilla Jo's at Downtown Disney. We chose to make a Priority Seating reservation and upon arrival, were immediately seated in a lovely booth. The restaurant ambiance is beautiful and spacious. There is upstairs seating, but on the night we were there, I believe a private party was setting up, so it was closed. There is also outdoor seating, but it was a bit chilly (February), so we were pleased to be inside, facing out to the patio and Downtown Disney. Tortilla Jo's accepts the AP 10% discount. This is "high end" Mexican cuisine, and I would say it is far better than the chains such as Acapulco or El Torito.
As to the service, it was excellent! It certainly lends to the feel of being in a high end restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly, quickly attended to us upon our arrival, took our drink orders and kept us well supplied with tortilla chips (hot, crisp and fresh) and salsa. I subscribe to a "low carb" lifestyle, so Mexican food can be difficult for me. But again, the waitress was happy to explain several of the entrees and offer substitutions that worked for me.
I ordered the Chipotle Red Currant Pork Chop, a Porterhouse pork chop topped with red currant chipotle demi-glace, and I got a double order of the sauteed spinach instead of the Yukon Gold mashed potatos with chives. The price was $17.95. The pork chop was just succulent, perhaps one of the best I've ever had, and the sauce was absolutely delicious, with a lovely touch of spice! I was extremely happy with my order! As a comparison, my friend had ordered the Molasses-Brined Bayou Pork Chop — 10 oz. chop, pan-seared and topped with sautéed Granny Smith apple wedges. $25.99 at the Blue Bayou in January. Although, she thought it tasted fine, she did complain that it was quite dry. So, in my opinion, you are getting better quality at Tortilla Jo's at a price of about 30% less than the Blue Bayou!
My friend ordered a Vegetarian Black Bean burrito; a Flour tortilla filled with beans, rice, onions, cilantro, and Monterey jack cheese, served with sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole and salsa verde. $10.95. This entree was enormous. Again, it was beautifully prepared and presented and came with rice and beans. She could only finish about half of it, so this item could be easily split by two adults. Our other friend ordered a grilled steak burrito, similar to above with salsa roja for $13.95. He thought it was wonderful and also did not finish.
It was my friend's birthday, but we were so full, we just ordered coffees and didn't even have dessert! I will definitely be back to Tortilla Jo's and want to try some of their other specialities. I was really pleased to "discover" this place as for the most part, I'm left rather cold about the dining options at DLR. I think this is a major step up in quality and environment. Plus I think it is a good value, which can be enjoyed by the whole family.
I hope you include Tortilla Jo's in your planning for your trip!
03-11-2008, 07:10 PM
Thanks, Yodeler! Tortilla Jo's is now on the list. Sounds delicious. Any idea whether they give a discount for the Disney Visa? I don't think we'll invest in an AP. I assume they are pretty spendy! I've already got our 5 day for the price of 3 park hoppers purchased through Getaway Today. I've heard we can add one more day to those for just $15 each....
03-11-2008, 09:23 PM
Thanks, Yodeler! Tortilla Jo's is now on the list. Sounds delicious. Any idea whether they give a discount for the Disney Visa? I don't think we'll invest in an AP. I assume they are pretty spendy! I've already got our 5 day for the price of 3 park hoppers purchased through Getaway Today. I've heard we can add one more day to those for just $15 each....Yes, but you need to do that with Getawaytoday.com. At the park, it will be much more expensive.
No, Tortilla Jos does not offer a discount other than AP.
03-11-2008, 10:22 PM
I'd suggest ESPN zone, join the MVP club (free) and you can make a PS 48/72 (?) hours prior online. Great wings, good sandwiches, tvs in the bathrooms, what more can you ask for (kidding). But there really are tvs in the stalls. I know there is an ap discount not sure about disney visa.
Rainforest Cafe has its own club you can join for a discount and I like their food too. They have a volcano dessert that is to die for. The kids would probably enjoy the atmosphere here, its busy and bright.
03-13-2008, 09:38 PM
Thanks, Malcon10t - I hadn't realized that. Just made the additional day purchase. Yippee. SIX DAYS!!!!!
Next year we will do WDW -first time for DH and DKids. I went a million years ago (okay, in the 1970's) and have never seen Epcot and all the other new things. I'm a little afraid we'll be overwhelmed by it all since it seems so much bigger than DL.