First, let me preface this review with the fact that I am a very picky eater (if you are new to this blog) and secondly, I call it like it is. If I like it, I will tell you and if I don't, I'll tell you. With that being said, I will begin my review of Disney's California Adventure World of Color Show.
pay $16 for a picnic meal and good viewing, or pay $40 for dinner and the best viewing. Back when it first opened you had two dinner choices, Ariel's Grotto and Wine Country Trattoria.
did not want to wait in line for a fast pass, I didn't like any of the
picnic food choices (they all sounded disgusting to me and still do.
*yucky shiver*) and since I had eaten at Ariel's for lunch a couple of
years before, I thought that would be the best choice for us.
thought this would be good, but I was sorely disappointed. In order to
get a large number of people in and out in a hurry, the menu is set and
you have a choice between one or two things in the appetizer category
and the entree. We chose the antipasto appetizer. It is on the tall
thing between us. I ate maybe one slice of cheese. Everything else was
olives, salami, salad, and tons of other things in vinegar and other
unmentionable food condiments. I had to push it over by Mr. Diva because
the smell was turning my stomach. He didn't even eat the stuff.
my entree I chose a steak with mashed potatoes and veggies. Sounded
safe, but it came slathered in some kind of horrible salsa/relish thing.
Disgusting! Ruined the entire meal. I had to scrape if off onto Mr.
Diva's salad plate and tried to salvage what I could of my meal but it
was pretty hopeless by that time. Mr. Diva got something similar and he
didn't like it either and he isn't picky. He can eat just about
anything. I had someone take a picture of us so I could document the
nightmare. I couldn't believe we paid so much for a bad meal! You know I hate the food when I don't even take a picture of the plate.
The best view I got was after the show was over and everyone started to leave.
you can tell from my review thus far, I was less than impressed with
the food and the show, and so was Mr. Diva. I added his review because
he is much easier to please than I am, but he too felt that we had
wasted almost $100 to see this show.
Before I close my
review, I feel compelled to let you know that we had some friends who
got the same meal and did the show and they enjoyed both. But that
being said, it appears that the Ariel's Grotto dinner option is no
longer open, only the Wine Country Trattoria.
friends did the Trattoria dinner because they have eaten there many
times for lunch and dinner and figured it would be good. They we less
than impressed and will not be doing the dinner again. Here is the current menu if you are interested.
recommendations for WOC would be that if you have time to waste, stand
in line for the Fast Pass. If you are short on time, get the picnic
meal. If you have money to burn and no time, do the meal.
As for me and Mr. Diva, we won't be seeing WOC again any time soon. We're way over it.