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Ariels Grotto

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Join your favorite Disney princesses, in this character dining experience.
Rating
4
Special Considerations
Priority Seating is recommended and can be made in person for this location on a limited basis. Priority Seating can also be arranged in advance by calling Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE, or (714) 781-3463
Description
Make your way to Ariel's Grotto and take your seat at this royal repast hosted by everybody's favorite Disney Mer-Princess, Ariel. Delight in learning proper princess etiquette from Ariel's royal friends, like Snow White, Belle, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella! It's an experience you will treasure forever.

**NOTES & REVIEWS**
You start out your experience at Ariel's by waiting your turn down the spiral staircase as Guests pose for professional photos with Princess Ariel. This line may be a bit slow depending on the size of the parties ahead of you and the number of autographs requested. The seating is staggered, with about a half an hour of reservations, then an hour or so break, then more, so that the princesses have time to get their beauty rest between photos and table visits. Hence, everyone is pretty much arriving/eating at the same time, then clearing out for the next group. We'd recommend trying to get an earlier reservation in a given "block" so that you don't miss out on any of the introductions of the princesses or the "spiel" given by the royalty when you sit down, as some that came in later missed parts of the interaction. Once you get your photo, you are seated at a table and begin your dining experience. Four princess are "announced" and presented into the dining area by the Royal guy - we were visited by Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Belle. The four year old LOVED it, she couldn't get enough hugs and photos with her favorite heroines, and was on cloud nine for the entire dining experience. Our two year old son even had a blast, practicing saying the princesses names, blowing them kisses, flirting with them, and asking for "more" when they left our table! It should be noted all character visits came during our first course, so they were somewhat "bunched" together, and then most of the meal after that was standard restaurant experience.

WORLD OF COLOR DINING PACKAGE
Distinctive Dining, Eventful Entertainment
Compare the 3 participating restaurants and get full details about the dining packages.

Start planning an unforgettable experience that begins at a distinctive dining location and continues into the evening at the preferred viewing area for the popular World of Color show at Disney California Adventure Park.

Included in Each World of Color Dining Package:

Full-service, 3-course (starter, entrée and dessert) meal from a prix-fixe menu during lunch and/or dinner (depending on the location) from one of 3 participating restaurants, plus a non-alcoholic beverage
One voucher that reserves your spot in the World of Color preferred viewing area at Paradise Park
Please note: Dining packages do not include park admission, tax, gratuity or alcohol. The preferred World of Color viewing area is separate from the dining location.


Ariel’s Grotto
Descend the spiral staircase into an enchanting restaurant that serves specialties—from a special World of Color menu, such as sensational seafood, slow-roasted tri-tip and inventive vegetarian dishes. Dine indoors “under the sea” or outdoors on the Paradise Pier waterfront patio. Please note: Character Dining at Ariel’s Grotto is offered during breakfast and lunch, but not during dinner.

World of Color Dining Package Prices
Dinner, starting at:
$45.35 adults
$23.75 children ages 3 to 9
Breakfast Menu
Starter

Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Fresh Fruit

Entrée

Spinach-Artichoke and Egg White Frittata
with Avocado Relish, Hash Browns, and Bricher Muesli

Red Oak-Smoked Honey-Whiskey Barbecue Glazed Tri-Tip
with Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, and Bircher Muesli

Breakfast Sandwich
Eggs with Hickory-smoked Bacon, Avocado, and California Aged Cheddar on a Croissant served with Hash Browns and Bircher Muesli

Fresh Berry Belgian Waffle
with Hickory-smoked Bacon or Sausage and Bircher Muesli

All-American Breakfast
Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, and choice of Hickory-smoked Bacon or Sausage, and Bircher Muesli

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Fountain Beverages with Complimentary Refills

Minute Maid® Light Lemonade Punch

Minute Maid® Apple Juice or Orange Juice

Freshly Brewed Joffrey's Coffee®

Iced Tea

Hot Tea or Hot Cocoa

1% or Chocolate Milk

Kids' Meals

Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Fresh Fruit
served with choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, Small Minute Maid® Juice, or Small Nesquik® Chocolate Milk

Seashell Symphony
Scrambled Eggs and Hash Browns with choice of Turkey Bacon, Sausage, or Tri-Tip served with Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® Cereal. Choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, Small Minute Maid® Juice, or Small Nesquik® Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Chip Cruiser Waffle
with Turkey Bacon and Krispy Cereal. Choice of Small Lowfat Milk, Small Dasani® Water, Small Minute Maid® Juice, or Small Nesquik® Chocolate Milk

Kids' menu items for children ages 9 and younger.

Kids' Mickey Check Meal

Kids' Mickey Check Meal - Sandy Scoop of Sweets
Fresh Fruit, Strawberry Yogurt, Granola, and a Seasonal Muffin served with choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitution
Lunch Menu
Starter

Your choice of Soup or Salad

Entrées

Sautéed Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta
with Seasonal Vegetables and Basil tossed in a Fennel-Tomato Sauce

Red Oak-Smoked Honey-Whiskey Barbecue Tri-Tip
Thinly Sliced with Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Fire-Roasted Corn Cakes
Sautéed Spinach, Onions, and Shiitake Mushrooms with spicy Bean Salsa and Chili Oil Drizzle

Fresh Catch of the Day
Sustainable Fish served with Chef's choice of sides

Pan-roasted Chicken Breast
Mediterranean Couscous, Seasonal Vegetables, and Natural Jus

Grilled Lobster Tail Salad
Mixed Greens, Hickory-smoked Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Quail Egg, and your choice of Point Reyes Blue Cheese Dressing of House Vinaigrette

Desserts

Your choice of Dessert

Kid's Meals

Ursula's Octo-Dog
served atop Macaroni and Cheese with fresh Fruit, Vegetables and an individual Dessert. Choice of small Lowfat Milk, small Dasani® Water, small Minute Maid® Juice or small Nestlé Nesquik® Chocolate Milk

Whozits and Whatzits Fries and Nuggetz
Chicken Nuggets and French Fries served with fresh Fruit, Vegetables and an individual Dessert. Choice of small Lowfat Milk, small Dasani® Water, small Minute Maid® Juice or small Nestlé Nesquik® Chocolate Milk

Kids' menu items for children ages 9 and younger.

Kids' Mickey Check Meals
Kids' Mickey Check Meal - Clammy Turkey Sammy
served with fresh Fruit and Vegetables and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitution

Kids' Mickey Check Meal - Angel Hair Pasta a la Dinglehopper
served with fresh Fruit and Vegetables and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitution

Kids' menu items for children ages 9 and younger.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Ariel or Lightning McQueen Punch
Minute Maid® Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir Ariel or Cars 2 cup with a glowing Ariel or Lightning McQueen Clip-on Light
$6.99

Odwalla® All-Natural Lemonade
topped with Citrus Foam
$4.79

Evian 750 mL
$5.29

1 Liter San Pellegrino
$7.59

Fountain Beverages with Complimentary Refills

Minute Maid® Light Lemonade Punch

Minute Maid® Apple Juice or Orange Juice

Freshly Brewed Joffrey's Coffee®

Hot Tea or Hot Cocoa

1% or Chocolate Milk

Iced Tea

Specialty Cocktails
Magical Diamond Cocktail (60th Anniversary)
X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and a souvenir multicolored Diamond shaped Glow Cube

Diamond Glow-tini (60th Anniversary)
Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka, Bols Peach Schnapps, Bols Blue Curaçao, and Pineapple Juice with a Sugared Rim and a souvenir Diamond shaped Glow Cube

Magical Star Cocktail
X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and a souvenir Multicolored Glow Cube
$11.75

Habañero Lime Margarita
Patrón Silver Tequila, Habañero Lime, Agave Nectar, and fresh Lime Juice
$10.75

Moscow Mule
Russian Standard Vodka, fresh Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar topped with Ginger Beer
$10.25

Red Sangria
Beso Del Sol Red Sangria made from a 100% natural marriage of Spanish Tempranillo Grapes, Orange, Blood Orange, and Lemon Juices with a touch of natural Cinnamon
$9.50

Ultimate Long Island Iced Tea
Bacardi Superior Rum, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Hendrick's, Cointreau, and Sweet-and-Sour with a splash of Coca-Cola®
$10.75

Featured Draft Beers

Pintail Pale Ale
$8.25

Red Trolley Ale
$8.25

Tower 10 IPA
$8.25

Seasonal Beer
$8.25

Blue Moon
$7.50

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
$8.25

Anaheim Hefeweizen
$8.25
Dinner Menu
Starter
Your choice of Soup or Salad

Entrées
Pan-roasted Chicken Breast
Mediterranean Couscous, Seasonal Vegetables, and Natural Jus

Grilled Lobster Tail and Red Oak-smoked Honey-Whiskey Barbecue Tri-Tip
with Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

Fire-Roasted Corn Cakes
Sautéed Spinach, Onions, and Shiitake Mushrooms with spicy Bean Salsa and Chili Oil Drizzle

Fresh Catch of the Day
Sustainable Fish served with Chef's choice of sides

Sautéed Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta
with Seasonal Vegetables and Basil tossed in a Fennel-Tomato Sauce

Desserts
Your choice of Dessert

Kid's Meals
Ursula's Octo-Dog
served atop Macaroni and Cheese with fresh Fruit, Vegetables and an individual Dessert. Choice of small Lowfat Milk, small Dasani® Water, small Minute Maid® Juice or small Nestlé Nesquik® Chocolate Milk

Whozits and Whatzits Fries and Nuggetz
Chicken Nuggets and French Fries served with fresh Fruit, Vegetables and an individual Dessert. Choice of small Lowfat Milk, small Dasani® Water, small Minute Maid® Juice or small Nestlé Nesquik® Chocolate Milk

Kids' menu items for children ages 9 and younger.

Kids' Mickey Check Meals
Kids' Mickey Check Meal - Clammy Turkey Sammy
served with fresh Fruit and Vegetables and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitution

Kids' Mickey Check Meal - Angel Hair Pasta a la Dinglehopper
served with fresh Fruit and Vegetables and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small Dasani® Water. Meets Disney Nutrition Guidelines for Complete Meals without substitution

Kids' menu items for children ages 9 and younger.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Ariel or Lightning McQueen Punch
Minute Maid® Light Lemonade Punch served in a souvenir Ariel or Cars 2 cup with a glowing Ariel or Lightning McQueen Clip-on Light
$7.29

Odwalla® All-Natural Lemonade
topped with Citrus Foam
$4.99

Evian 750 mL
$5.49

1 Liter San Pellegrino
$7.99

Fountain Beverages with Complimentary Refills

Minute Maid® Light Lemonade Punch

Minute Maid® Apple Juice or Orange Juice

Freshly Brewed Joffrey's Coffee®

Hot Tea or Hot Cocoa

1% or Chocolate Milk

Iced Tea

Specialty Cocktails
Magical Diamond Cocktail (60th Anniversary)
X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and a souvenir multicolored Diamond shaped Glow Cube

Diamond Glow-tini (60th Anniversary)
Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka, Bols Peach Schnapps, Bols Blue Curaçao, and Pineapple Juice with a Sugared Rim and a souvenir Diamond shaped Glow Cube

Magical Star Cocktail
X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice, and a souvenir Multicolored Glow Cube
$12.50

Habañero Lime Margarita
Patrón Silver Tequila, Habañero Lime, Agave Nectar, and fresh Lime Juice
$11.50

Moscow Mule
Russian Standard Vodka, fresh Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar topped with Ginger Beer
$10.25

Red Sangria
Beso Del Sol Red Sangria made from a 100% natural marriage of Spanish Tempranillo Grapes, Orange, Blood Orange, and Lemon Juices with a touch of natural Cinnamon
$9.50

Ultimate Long Island Iced Tea
Bacardi Superior Rum, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Hendrick's, Cointreau, and Sweet-and-Sour with a splash of Coca-Cola®
$11.50

Featured Draft Beers

Pintail Pale Ale
$8.25

Red Trolley Ale
$8.25

Tower 10 IPA
$8.25

Seasonal Beer
$8.25

Blue Moon
$7.50

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
$8.25

Anaheim Hefeweizen
$8.25
Submit Rating & Comment
JNL family on 4/10/2011
We loved it. Be ready to drop 50 bucks per, but the food is worth it and so is your daughter's expression!
Mandi on 2/14/2012
Really yummy! We loved our appetizers, entrees and desserts. Our waiter was fabulous, too!
Nanette on 1/10/2013
I thought the entrée options were uninteresting. I ordered the pasta, and it tasted like it sounded. Boring. The appetizers were fun the desserts yummy, but most importantly my daughter LOVED it, and that's all that really matters. She felt like a princess. She's a very mature 9 year old so I was worried she might not like it. Pheeew! Well worth it for your princess.
princessbrittany on 10/11/2011
full bar and its overlooking dca great place to relax with a cocktail!
first timer on 8/20/2011
Breakfast with the princesses was great! Our daughter loved it. Ariel will be there but don't plan on a photo with her. Four or so other princesses will also be there and you can plan on getting a photo with each aside our table. Food was pretty good and seconds are available. The orange juice seemed fresh squeezed!
Evil Queen on 2/28/2016
we went here for the WOC dining and I'm so glad we did, the preferred viewing that comes with it is front row center. I doubt there was a better place to watch the show anywhere in the park! now the food. I had the surf and turf, my tri tip was cooked perfectly it was so good but the lobster was just OK. the crab chowder was delicious and the desert platter was not only yummy but was beautifully presented. my husband and daughter had the pork chop and it was also really good. but my little ones Mac and cheese with octopus hot dog was not a hit it was cute but not good at all.
Goofy-dad on 6/7/2014
We have eaten here twice now. I wish I could have left it at the once. If I had it would have rated 5 stars but my second visit was closer to 2. So I averaged it out to 3. Hopefully they fix what went wrong.
WaMomof4 on 2/27/2014
My 9 year old daughter and I ate here Tuesday. We enjoyed it. Loved all the princesses and the food was decent for adults. I had the lobster salad and clam chowder and daughter had chicken nuggets which sat on her plate as she was busy watching the princesses. We saw Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Snow White and one other. All were quick interactions and photos but Belle spent extra long and was very interactive. Made me cry when my daughter looked at me and said "this is SO much more than I ever dreamed of". That made it worth the $70 for the 2 of us. Oh, the desserts were very good too.
Mcompton on 7/1/2013
our birthday girl loved this lunch. in fact everyone in our party loved the appetizer and dessert trays, there was something for everyone and it was yummy. our meals were awesome and my children wanted to go back every day for the meatballs

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