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Old 08-11-2012, 05:07 AM   #91
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You don't have to be on site but you have to call them directly. You can't make reservations through the normal restaurant reservations number.

The number for the DLH is 00 33 1 60 45 65 00

If you look over at the other thread for the CG you've got some pictures of food that I've linked from May this year

Since then you've got some from June which are a net improvement plus the latest tasting menu

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Old 08-11-2012, 05:08 AM   #92
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Thanks for the additional bits of info. Matches largely my assumptions but I appreciate the clarity.

I agree very much you are paying for an experience and while I realise the food may not be the best in the world...I do know DBF might want to try dining there so I'm just wondering (if anyone happened to know or knew the restaurant well enough to 'work it out') if you were paying 'a lot' for that experience. Because for me if he wants to try there ANYWAY I would like the experience...but it does depend a bit on finances and if any good news lands this way for once
As I say...just trying to have all the information rolling around in the head to work it out.
DBF is a foodie so will likely pick out if the food isn't the best but at the same time we are both Disney nuts so... that location does matter too.

As for the bit I've bolded. Does that mean that you don't book through the normal dining number? Do you need to be staying on site?

Thanks again.
I ate at CG a few years ago (obviously not the dreams package) and the food was amazing. We did the tasting menu where there were about 8 courses and the food was chosen for you. I cant remember how much it cost but it was no where near 199 Euros - possibly about 60E per person. The prices have obviously gone up a lot in the past few yrs but it still looks to me as though you are paying a lot for the experience.
The normal menu for CG may have changed by the time you go as its seasonal but my advice would be to go into DLH and check the normal menu (its outside the restaurant), then go to the concierge and ask about the experience and then you can make an informed decision - either way Im sure you will love the food there if you are a foodie.

And no you dont need to be staying onsite to eat there
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:56 AM   #93
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I'm looking but I haven't found a CG thread yet

The "Tasting Menu" according to DLRP magic site is currently
http://www.dlrpmagic.com/planning/di...ifornia-grill/
Tasting Menu ... €99.50

Appetizers
House foie gras in a spice bread crust, candied Provins rose petals and Sichuan pepper sorbet
Scrambled egg white and French caviar, piquillo pepper coulis
Surf and turf platter (1/2 lobster and 1/2 Carolais beef fillet) with garnishes
Our cheese trolley
Fresh fruit and chocolate fondue

So yeah...it's a "lot" for the experience depending on how you value the apertif and champange. Because the drinks are the KILLER at EVERY restaurant in DLRP....
Although I could get an appetiser, top main, and dessert for under 100...

ETA - found it and bumped it up...
http://www.disboards.com/showthread....lifornia+grill
Very appreciative for that link. Which includes photos looking out etc.

I think the crux of it will be if we feel we'll have time to enjoy the moment and if we are happy with the menu.
Any WDW people familiar with Bay Lake Tower and that members have access to a club on the roof which has views across the the castle and "Wishes" I do actually 'get' now the difference. And as I've seen Wishes lots of times and that half the magic is in the music, watching it from your room balcony or the club is special.
So THIS could be equally special. But the view is NEVER as good as being in front of the castle and we would probably want to see it in front of the castle before doing this CG package anyway so we 'knew' it.

Anyway. All info taken on board to think now. At least we can decide closer to the time. Unlike WDW where you book 180 days out or ELSE

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:28 AM   #94
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I'm looking but I haven't found a CG thread yet

The "Tasting Menu" according to DLRP magic site is currently
http://www.dlrpmagic.com/planning/di...ifornia-grill/
Tasting Menu ... €99.50

Appetizers
House foie gras in a spice bread crust, candied Provins rose petals and Sichuan pepper sorbet
Scrambled egg white and French caviar, piquillo pepper coulis
Surf and turf platter (1/2 lobster and 1/2 Carolais beef fillet) with garnishes
Our cheese trolley
Fresh fruit and chocolate fondue
Sorry I forgot the link That's what you get being here and watching the Olympics at the same time

As you can see that menu is out of date. I'll translate on the other thread as this thread is more concerning the 40€ menu than the CG experience

Just for info the photos from May reflect that menu ^^ and that's what makes me go euh for 100€ I want more than that
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:18 AM   #95
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Sorry I forgot the link That's what you get being here and watching the Olympics at the same time

As you can see that menu is out of date. I'll translate on the other thread as this thread is more concerning the 40€ menu than the CG experience

Just for info the photos from May reflect that menu ^^ and that's what makes me go euh for 100€ I want more than that
My point in mentioning THAT was because it is comparing to the mention of the tasting menu being "60E" a few years ago...
Only reason for bringing it up....
And I agree....that tasting menu ain't appetising for that price

As for the Olympics...yesh...that Mountain Bike course was designed by a sadist!!!
But it's just...you....can't.....take....your....eyes....aw ay....

Sorry for distracting away from the 40Euro which yes this is mainly about...
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:40 AM   #96
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My point in mentioning THAT was because it is comparing to the mention of the tasting menu being "60E" a few years ago...
Only reason for bringing it up....
And I agree....that tasting menu ain't appetising for that price

As for the Olympics...yesh...that Mountain Bike course was designed by a sadist!!!
But it's just...you....can't.....take....your....eyes....aw ay....

Sorry for distracting away from the 40Euro which yes this is mainly about...

I only guessed at it being 60E a few yrs ago - I did a review in the restaurant sticky and checked it earlier as I thought Id put the price but hadnt. It was definitely worth the money though

Edited to add - Ive just found a picture of the menu we had and the taster menu was 71 Euros - that was in Feb 09
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #97
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Has anyone seen any current menus or photos for the Dreams meals in Walt's, BL or SSS with the added choices please? Been looking around online but not seen any recent ones yet.

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Bumping this to see if anyone knows what the updated menus are. Figgygirl did you manage to find them? I've booked blue lagoon but now i'm not too sure.......
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Bumping this to see if anyone knows what the updated menus are. Figgygirl did you manage to find them? I've booked blue lagoon but now i'm not too sure.......
Bumping again, seeing as I'm curious too! Would love to book this for our October trip and for November with my mum if me and the boyfriend like it in October... Would be perfect for her, not having to wait long yet still getting a great view and I think she'll love the food!
Tough I would like some security as to there being steak on the menu, seeing as I am quite fussy and don't like any other items on the menu but the childrens choices.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #100
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Sorry - I havn't come across any new menus yet, but I will be there from 3rd to 5th October, ( hurrah! ) so will be checking this.
People are booking Dreams Meals for October, so seems they have extended them beyond their original proposed end date of 30th September, but I havn't heard about November yet.

A poster on this forum thread recently tried to book Walt's for Dreams dinner on weekend 27th / 28th October and was told it is only open for lunch, and closed on Monday. They were able to book Blue Lagoon for Dreams dinner instead.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTop...de_France.html

Personally I like to be right in front of the Castle to watch Dreams, so the VIP area doesn't appeal to me. Good for those who don't want to get a place early though, especially if they have young children, with space for buggies / pushchairs.

Say hi / buonasera to Italian Guest Flow CM named Lino if he is still there - lovely chap, very friendly. He told me he is employed just for Dreams Guest Flow - lucky man!

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sorry if this is a completely obtuse question but i dont understand how blue lagoon can offer a dreams dinner....surely there is no view of dreams inside the blue lagoon restaurant
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sorry if this is a completely obtuse question but i dont understand how blue lagoon can offer a dreams dinner....surely there is no view of dreams inside the blue lagoon restaurant
Hi nicola,

You don't watch Dreams from the restaurants - the Dreams Meals include a wristband which then allows access to a roped off area on Central Plaza, in front of the Dreams Control Centre building, facing the Castle, looking across the circle of Central Plaza.

You have to be at the VIP area at least 30 mins before Dreams begins. It doesn't give the best view, but it does save having to wait for some time to secure a spot, especially if the park is busy. People with young children and buggies have said it was worth doing to have more space, as numbers are limited in this area.
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Hi nicola,

You don't watch Dreams from the restaurants - the Dreams Meals include a wristband which then allows access to a roped off area on Central Plaza, in front of the Dreams Control Centre building, facing the Castle, looking across the circle of Central Plaza.

You have to be at the VIP area at least 30 mins before Dreams begins.
It doesn't give the best view, but it does save having to wait for some time to secure a spot, especially if the park is busy. People with young children and buggies have said it was worth doing to have more space, as numbers are limited in this area.
Do you really? I didn't turn up to watch Dreams until about 20 minutes before it started (not in the VIP area) and we found a spot we could both see with no problem. I was busy riding BTM in the dark until then .
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That's what it says in the description of the Dreams Meals. Remember that it does depend on crowd levels.
I got my place in front of the Castle as soon as they put the rope across Castle Bridge entrance at 9pm for 11pm show, and the front line filled up very quickly!
The ground was wet as it had been raining, so people didn't sit down. On my last night it had been a warm sunny day, and people sat on the ground to watch Dreams, so others behind had a better view of the Castle and projections. They don't insist people sit though, and some will always stand.

I took this photo from in front of the VIP area, so this is roughly the view you would have, but remember that Central Plaza could be full of people standing up, maybe with kids on their shoulders - not empty like in my photo!

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In June we turned up 10 mins (max) before Dreams and had no problem being let into the VIP area - in fact people arrived after us.

I would recommend it with young children - we had one in a pushchair who got the best view of the nights we watched it. DD1 (standing) also got the best view. The massive plus being you can arrive so late and not stand around long.

Some people have said you can arrive 15 mins or so before and get just as good a view outside the VIP area - yes, but with children that is much, much harder - we never really managed that well the other nights and waited anything from 40 mins to 20 mins before...

If it's on in Nov, I'm not sure what we will do - don't think we want to eat where they are offering it this time!?

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