Eeeek… um… just call the Disney Dining line for Disneyland… (my dad is in charge of reservations- he’s the trip mastermind this go-round!)
As for the package itself, you make a reservation at either the Trattoria or Ariel’s Grotto (and I think it’s ridiculously overpriced- we’re doing this because this is a special, Daddy-sponsored, blow-out kind of trip). Around $40 per person.
The weird thing about this is that different people seem to be getting a lot of different stories depending on the day you call, and the CM you talk to. I’ve been following the discussion on MiceChat. Some people hear a situation about “meals between thus and thus time are for this show, for these times, the other show”, like they do for the Candlelight Processional at WDW. What we got was “What show do you want tickets for?” after we made our 6:30pm reservation. We wanted the 9pm, because we all turn into pumpkins very early these days.
Some people hear that you should make your reservation early in the reservation window, because they’re not guaranteeing you they’ll have enough tickets for all the people getting the package. Ummm, what? I don’t think that’s possible… because really… imagine THAT customer-relations nightmare. I suspect that part is confusion over “buying the package doesn’t guarantee you’ll see the show”… kind of like with the WDW Fantasmic package- you can’t show up 5 minutes before it starts and expect to have your premium seating.
And for World of Color they’re calling it “seating” now… although at this point, there doesn’t appear to be a seat anywhere on Paradise Pier.
So for us, it’s a lot of “wait and see”. You don’t have to pre-purchase, so we made the reservation just in case. It may be that getting a Fastpass for the show early in the day will be enough. It may be that the “premium” viewing for the show isn’t necessarily in the place where you’d want to watch the show. Fortunately we’ve got a couple of weeks to hear what people have to say before we’re at Disneyland- and you’ve got a couple of months.