I am researching some of the dining packages for World of Color for my trip next month and am looking for some advice. I would rather not to the picnic option because I haven't seen great feedback from it, but I am having a difficult time deciding between Ariel's Grotto, Wine Country Trattoria, and Carthay Circle. All three have food that sounds fine but I can't seem to picture which would give the best view of the show. I am, however, leaning more toward Ariel's Grotto or Wine Country Trattoria over Carthay Circle simply because Carthay is pretty expensive.
Also, the way the website makes it sound is you have to eat prior to the show beginning and you receive your viewing ticket after you pay your bill. Is that the case? An example being if World of Color starts at 9:00pm, I would have to reserve and allow myself enough time to eat and get to the viewing area before then?
I am trying to avoid having to rush over to do the WOC FP thing. From my two previous experiences with the show the regular viewing areas suck and I would like to actually see the show this time around.