Also posted on my MousePlanet Blog:
I've just obtained details of the long-rumored 'Picnic' viewing option for World of Color, a lower-cost alternative to the prix fixe meals offered at the Wine Country Trattoria and Ariel's Grotto.
Served from the new Sonoma Terrace of the Golden Vine Winery patio, these cold picnic meals come with a non-alcoholic beverage, and include a voucher for access to a reserved viewing area for the World of Color. There are seven meals to choose from (see menu details below). Picnic meals are $14.99 per person; adults and kids pay the same price. Kids' meals come with a light-up World of Color bracelet. Adults can upgrade their beverage to beer or wine for an additional charge.
A presentation of the picnic meals. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.
Online orders will be accepted starting June 11, and can be booked up to 60 days in advance. Online ordering will be offered through the Disneyland.com Web site (the link is not yet active). The Disney Dine Line does not handle reservations for this offer. Same-day walk-up meals will be offered if space is available. If you order online, your meal includes seating at the first show. If you purchase a walk-up meal, you'll receive a ticket for the second show.
Reserved meals can be picked up between 2pm and 8pm on your selected show date. If you pre-order online, your entire order will be packaged in a reusable World of Color tote bag. (A Disney representative said that each meal booked comes with the bag but a Disney press release indicates it's one bag per order, so we're asking for clarification).
The Taste of Asia picnic meal. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.
I had the opportunity to sample the European Antipasto and Taste of Asia picnics tonight, and I found them both to be quite tasty. The Taste of Asia box included a nice portion of salmon and an excellent noodle salad. The wrapper of the spring roll was a little chewy, but the excellent dipping sauce made up for that. This seemed to be the most popular plate among the group.
The European Antipasto picnic meal. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.
The European Antipasto plate comes with generous portions of cheese - our box had chunks of bleu and a firm white cheese, along with a small wedge of brie. The caprese salad skewer vanished before I could reach for a fork, but the person making happy munching noises across the table seemed to enjoy it. Our box included several different sliced meats, and some marinated vegetables. The meal is served with crackers and not bread, so portion of olive oil and vinegar seemed unnecessary, . The Chocolate-dipped Tiramisu seemed to be the favorite of the two desserts we sampled.
Picnic orders placed online come in this reusable World of Color tote bag. Photo by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix.
Several readers have asked how or if guests with disabilities can participate in these dining offers, and whether they will be sent to a separate viewing area instead of the viewing area that comes with their selected dinner packages. According to a Disney representative, the entire World of Color viewing area is wheelchair accessible, and that sections in each viewing area are set up so that guests using wheelchairs will not have anyone standing in front of them.
- Cured meats, regional cheese, pepperoncini, artichoke heart, sun-dried tomato
- Carr's Water Crackers, Balsamic Vinegar and Extra-virgin olive oil
- Caprese Salad Skewers, Fresh Mozzarella and Baby Heirloom Tomatoes
- Chocolate-dipped Tiramisu
- Marinated grilled vegetables in a whole wheat wrap with roasted garlic hummus
- Raw zucchini & and squash spaghettini, first press lemon infused olive oil
- Vegetable couscous, toasted coriander vinaigrette
- Lemon Layer Cake
- Cold honey stung fried chicken
- Green and red cabbage coleslaw with apple cider dressing
- Old fashioned potato salad with sweet onions and dill relish
- Apple Pie
Taste of Asia
- Chilled miso-glazed salmon, asian greens, soy-rice wine dressing
- Vegetable spring roll with Thai mango sauce
- Soba noodle salad with Julienne vegetables with sesame dressing
- Mandarin orange cake
A Little Splash of Color (Children's Options)
Includes low-fat milk, juice box, or small bottled waterLittle Squirt's Box: Sliced apples, string cheese, low-fat yogurt, Goldfish crackers and World of Color Confetti Vanilla Cupcake
Junior All-American: Chicken leg, Goldfish crackers, apple wedges and World of Color Confetti Vanilla Cupcake
Lunchbox Classic: Peanut butter and Smucker's jelly sandwich, apple wedges and World of Color Confetti Vanilla Cupcake