Fantasmic! is finally back at Disneyland and all the prime spots for the show require a pay-for-play voucher to get into reserved viewing areas for the Fantasmic! Dining Package. There’s FOUR different ways to score a great spot to see the show and it’s hard not to be satisfied with the cheapest option, the $35 per person Hungry Bear Restaurant Fantasmic! On-the-Go Package.

See below for our thoughts on the food, the views, and the process.

The Cost

There’s a fixed price for lunch or dinner and the menu is the same for either reservation period. Tax is not included.

  • $35.00 per adult (ages 10 and up)
  • $25.00 per child (ages 3 to 9)

The View

The view is great. It’s just off center from stage left and gets you access right up to the waterfront. It’s not dead center like higher priced dining packages that are available but ,for the price, it’s a very strong contender for your Disney dollars. Although the video below was taken in 2019, it was taken from the approximate location of this viewing area.

The Food

Overall, the food is pretty good. It’s slightly upgraded from the restaurant’s regular quick service offerings but it’s not exactly going to be the main reason to book this package. First and foremost, the awesome view of the show most compelling part of this experience.

The Menu

Here’s a complete look at the Hungry Bear Restaurant Fantasmic! On-the-Go Package menu.

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The Meal

The Carolina BBQ Half Chicken boasts a sauce that is well seasoned with a nice sweet and savory contrast. The sides are perfectly suitable with a Streamed Broccoli that is self explanatory and a Bacon Potato Salad was not particularly impactful with the potatoes being a little too al dente for our tastes. The dessert with this dish is normally a S’more but ours came with the vegan brownie which was decent. Other options include Grilled Salmon over salad, BBQ Ribs, and a Sloppy Bear-wich with seasoned Impossible plant-based meat on toasted sourdough.

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The Process and Tips

The Hungry Bear Restaurant Fantasmic! On-the-Go Package is honestly a really great choice. At $35 per adult, it’s a pretty decent value and even though it is the lowest price point of all options available, it still gets you low-fuss access to a really great view for one of Disneyland’s most popular nighttime spectaculars.

Getting Your Reservation

20220604_171851You need to get a restaurant reservation in advance as space is limited. Reservations are available in time slots that will dictate which showing of Fantasmic! that you will get to see. Meal pick-up times are normally 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM, though times may vary based on the Fantasmic! schedule.

  • First Show: Reservations made for 3:00 PM through 6:45 PM
  • Second Show; Reservations from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Getting Your Viewing Area Voucher

20220604_172437If reservations work to your advantage, we strongly recommend getting a reservation after 7pm to enjoy the second viewing as it tends to be less crowded, making it easier to score a prime spot.

After you check in and pay for your Fantasmic! Dining Package meal, you will be presented with your vouchers to enter the reserved viewing area. Different packages have access to different viewing areas and this one is solid despite being the “cheap seats.”

How to Get Into the Viewing Area

20220604_185631Once you have your vouchers, you will check in with a Cast Member to gain access to the reserved viewing area. On opening night, there was a lot of miscommunication amongst Cast Members. We asked five different Cast Members where to go and got five different answers.

We eventually saw Cast Members posted at the ropes near Harbour Galley (by the Haunted Mansion) and after talking to them were granted us access into the appropriate viewing area. The viewing areas are (ground) sitting only although if you need to stand, Cast Members will usually let you stand at the back of the section along the ropes. There are also accommodations for guests in wheel chairs and ECVs.

See it for Yourself

Space is limited so you might not find your preferred time or date but always keep checking back for cancellations, especially in the days leading up to your visit date as people cancel to avoid penalty.

MORE INFO: Reserve a spot on the Fantasmic! Dining Package

More Options?

There’s other options besides the Hungry Bear Restaurant Fantasmic! On-the-Go Dining Package to enjoy a meal and the show. See our additional coverage below.

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