Today we will review the Magic Key Terrace at Disney California Adventure. Formerly known as Alfresco Tasting Terrace, this lounge is a dining venue open exclusively to Disneyland Resort Magic Keyholder and its guests. Is it a hidden oasis with must-have food and drink, or is it a brazen attempt to make more money from loyal Disneyland key holders? Keep reading to find out.
The Magic Key Terrace is located between Wine Country Trattoria and Mendocino Terrace in DCA. It can be accessed by a lift or a staircase.
When this dining venue was known as Alfresco Tasting Terrace, it was relatively dark and, in my experience, attended little. Disney was smart to create a sense of exclusivity by making it exclusive to key holders. Before you could go up and get a seat even during the busiest days of the year, but now advance meal reservations fill up quickly, as does the waiting list for the day.
Two original pieces of Disney’s California Adventure art adorn the walls. Another fun touch is the original background music loop from the park’s old entrance hallway that plays in the living room. The media while eating you will hear songs like I Love LA, Hollywood Nights, California Dreaming and other California songs.
The dining area is outdoors, nice and has decent shade. Heaters are available for times when it cools down a bit.
One side of the terrace overlooks this beautiful slope with trees and vegetation.
While the other has a view of Anaheim’s ugliest building. You can even spot the cat calling this area of the park, the nutmeg, at home. Here’s a look at the menu. As you can see, all of the items are named past attractions and currently in Disney California Adventure. This is a nice touch. I especially appreciate the name of the drink called Ultra Flight, which is how Soarin ’Over California was called during its development. This is a deep cut.
Speaking of drinks, here’s Heimlich Chew Chew Juice. This non-alcoholic drink consists of lemonade with Granny Smith apple syrup and includes a slice of fresh watermelon.
On the receipt, this drink was labeled as A BUGS DRINK.
As for the food, the item I enjoyed most about my party was the Condor flatbread (duck confit, goat cheese, seedless grapes, green salad and fig jam). Some may find this mix of blankets unusual, but everything blends in perfectly and we found this item to be delicious. We also found that it was the most important item on the menu, meaning that you could actually eat it to eat and be satisfied. It’s also perfect for sharing with multiple people.
Here are the Mulholland meatballs (homemade meatballs, spicy creamy tomato sauce, charred broccoli, orange segments, pickled red onion, beaten burrata and shaved crostini). Another wonderful dish with a variety of flavors. We especially enjoyed the spicy creamy tomato sauce, which has had a good kick.
The image shows the Screamin Cauliflower Ceviche, consisting of cauliflower marinated with citrus, cucumber, tomato, mango, onion, coriander, jalapeños and avocado, which is served with pieces of tortilla and mango-habanero sauce. I was skeptical about how good the ceviche served in a theme park could be, but overall it was delicious and refreshing. It’s also surprisingly spicy, but that’s good.
Finally we had the Slider Invasion (beef fillet or impossible bars with chimichurri and pickled red onions). Make no mistake, they were tender and delicious, and the chimichurri is fresh and salty, but good sir, the price is too high. $ 18 for two small sliders is too much. The previous three articles in this post aren’t cheap either (flatbread and meatballs cost $ 16 each, while ceviche is $ 14), but at least you can make a meal from each of them or share them easily among a group of people. .
Overall, the food at Magic Key Terrace is great but expensive. The Condor Flats-Bread is not only the highlight of the menu, but is easily one of the best table service dishes in the park. If you go, I recommend avoiding the sliders, but get some dishes to share with the group. But keep in mind that you probably don’t want to share the flat bread.
Have you had dinner at Magic Key Terrace or are you planning to do so? Let me know in the comments.