- Where is the best restaurant in Tokyo Disney Sea?
- What is Magellan’s at Tokyo Disney Sea?
- I want to prepare a surprise for my partner or boyfriend.
- I want to go to a trendy restaurant with my girlfriends.
I’ll share about Magellan’s, a restaurant in Tokyo DisneySea, for all the above questions and wishes.
Magellan’s is a restaurant that will change your image of Tokyo Disney Sea, so I hope you’ll read to the end.
- What is Magellan’s?
- Location of Magellan’s
- The exterior of Magellan’s
- Magellan’s Interior
- The Magellan’s menu at Tokyo Disney Sea
- Wine at Magellan’s
- Magellan’s Reviews
- How long does it take to eat at Magellan’s?
- The view from Magellan’s
- Dress code and etiquette at Magellan’s
- Magellan’s Collectible Glass
- Can I go to Magellan’s with the children?
- When to go to Magellan’s?
- Magellan’s vs. S.S. Columbia Dining Room
- How to make a reservation at Magellan’s
What is Magellan’s?
Magellan’s is one of the finest restaurants in Tokyo Disney Sea.
The name of the restaurant, Magellan, comes from Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese adventurer during the Age of Discovery.
Magellan’s is superior to the other restaurants in the park because of the following features.
- The menu is a course meal so that you can have a freshly prepared meal.
- If you like to drink, and you will be happy to know that there is a wide selection of wines.
- Even though it is a theme park, it has a relaxed atmosphere like a fine restaurant.
Magellan’s is a great place for birthdays and anniversaries, and you won’t be embarrassed if you use it for a date. You could also use it for lunch with your girlfriends or a family dinner party.
Location of Magellan’s
You can find Magellan’s near the volcano (Prometheus Volcano) at Tokyo DisneySea. It’s a restaurant located inside a fortress.
From the pictures on the official website and the food prices, you might think that the restaurant is inside the Hotel MiraCosta, but it is inside the park, so you need a Tokyo DisneySea ticket (passport) to enter.
The exterior of Magellan’s
The entrance to Magellan’s is inconspicuous, so it might be hard to find at first.
When I first went there, I didn’t even think there was a restaurant in this place!
There is a line in front of the door during meal times, so it is easy to find, but be careful not to walk past it.
The entrance to Magellan’s is narrow, but once you get inside, it’s spacious.
Magellan’s at Tokyo DisneySea is a two-story building.
The second floor of the building is the Magellan’s Lounge bar, and the restaurant is on the first floor.
Magellan’s Lounge (Second floor, Currently closed)
The entrance to Magellan’s is on the second floor.
There’s usually a Magellan’s Lounge on the second floor, but it’s currently closed due to COVID-19. I’m not sure when the bar will reopen.
The dining area is on the first floor, so you’ll have to go down the stairs to get there.
There is an elevator in the restaurant, so don’t worry about strollers or wheelchairs.
Magellan’s (First floor)
The inside of the restaurant is just like medieval Spain.
The decorations related to astronomy and adventure remind me of the Age of Discovery. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to the days when Magellan and other adventurers were active.
The first thing you see when you enter Magellan’s is the globe. This large globe is four meters in diameter, and if you look closely, you can see that it is turning little by little.
The restaurant’s ceiling has a dome shape, and you can find pictures like in a planetarium.
The Magellan’s menu at Tokyo Disney Sea
The menu at Magellan’s is only courses, and there’s no a la carte.
- North Star 4,600 yen($41.4)
- Pacific 5,800 yen($52.2)
- Magellan 8,000 yen($72)
- Pacific 5,800 yen($52.2)
Lunch and dinner
- Special Course 9,800 yen($88.2)
- Little Explorers Set (kids menu) 2,100 yen($18.9)
You can order the Special Course for lunch or dinner.
Magellan’s has a kid’s menu. It’s all food that kids like, but it doesn’t look very childish. Anyone can order the Little Explorers Set, which is suitable for women who don’t eat a lot.
Wine at Magellan’s
Magellan’s is a restaurant with a wide selection of wines.
If you have any doubts about choosing a wine, go with the chef’s recommendation.
If you like to drink, you can also order a bottle of wine. If you want to take the label home as a souvenir, ask a cast member, and they’ll put it on a piece of paper.
Here’s what I thought when I went to Magellan’s.
How to Order at Magellan’s
Magellan’s is a table service restaurant, so you order your food at your table.
The menu is only a course meal, but you can choose any appetizer, main course, and dessert.
There is also an English menu, so don’t worry if you can’t read Japanese. Cast members can understand simple English, and you can point to them when you order.
How to Pay at Magellan’s
Magellan’s accepts credit cards, cash, and e-money as payment methods.
You can pay by credit card or cash at your table. If you want to use electronic money, you can pay at the counter near the entrance, as there are only two floors of machines that support electronic money.
Magellan’s Food Report
The slides show the North Star and Pacific lunch courses.
The food at Magellan’s is delicious because the meat and fish are fresh. The food is beautifully presented and makes you feel good.
If you have a sweet tooth, you must try the creme brulee. The crème brûlée is delicious when you eat it while crumbling the crunchy sugar on the surface.
The chocolate mousse cake has a rich taste so that chocolate lovers will be delighted.
How long does it take to eat at Magellan’s?
At Magellan’s, it takes at least an hour and a half to finish your meal.
It’s a course meal, so the dishes come out in order, and the cast member explains each ingredient.
Be careful if you are planning to see an attraction or show after your meal.
The view from Magellan’s
Magellan’s doesn’t have windows, so you can’t see the view of Tokyo DisneySea. That should be because the restaurant is inside a fortress.
There are many ornaments in the rooms, so there’s a lot for you to see.
If you’re looking for a restaurant where you can eat with a view of Venice, I recommend Ristorante di Canaletto.
Dress code and etiquette at Magellan’s
Magellan’s is a restaurant in a theme park, so there is no dress code.
If you go to the restaurant wearing a T-shirt with Mickey Mouse printed on it, don’t worry. The cast members won’t turn you away. Instead, you are more than welcome to dress as an obvious Disney fan.
Magellan’s doesn’t have a stuffy atmosphere because it’s only a restaurant in Tokyo Disney Sea.
For example, if you use the wrong cutlery, it’s no problem at all. You can have a meat dish with white wine, and no one will say anything. You can even have a beer.
The dress code and etiquette at Magellan’s are the same as any other restaurant in Tokyo Disney Sea.
Magellan’s Collectible Glass
You can buy a collectible glass at Magellan’s.
If you order an original soft drink with a souvenir glass, the Cast Member will bring you a new glass when you leave.
You’ll have to be careful not to break the glass in your luggage, but if you’re a Disney fan, you’ll want to have one because it’s a valuable glass that you can only get at Magellan’s.
Can I go to Magellan’s with the children?
You can take your preschooler with you to Magellan’s.
Yes, it’s a quiet restaurant with only course meals, but it’s a theme park, so there’s no need to hesitate just because you’re bringing your kids.
For example, if the baby starts crying, mom or dad can take him/her out.
It takes at least an hour and a half to finish the meal so that older kids might get bored.
I went with my 4-year-old daughter, and she got tired of sitting in the middle of the meal, so we went upstairs to look at the globes and figurines.
In some cases, you will have to leave your seat in the middle of your meal. But don’t worry, the cast members will never clear your food or put the next dish on the table while you are not seated.
If you’re still worried, you can go during the lunch hour.
When to go to Magellan’s?
Eating at Magellan’s takes a long time, so I would recommend going during lunchtime.
If you go for dinner, your time at the park will be last minute, and you might miss the fireworks or the night show.
If you want to have dinner at Magellan’s, I suggest you make it an early dinner because you can order from the dinner menu starting at 5 p.m.
Magellan’s vs. S.S. Columbia Dining Room
Magellan’s and the S.S. Columbia Room both have good reputations, so it’s sometimes hard to choose between the two restaurants.
If you’re a couple, husband and wife, or mother and daughter, Magellan’s is a good choice. Magellan’s is trendy and offers a relaxed dining experience.
S.S. Columbia Dining Room is a good choice if you are going with your family, because of the bright atmosphere of S.S. Columbia is perfect for a family dinner.
The final decision will depend on the situation and the members of your party when you go to the restaurant.
How to make a reservation at Magellan’s
There are three ways to make reservations at Magellan’s.
By using Priority Seating
Magellan’s has priority seating, so you should make a reservation before you go.
You can make restaurant reservations from 10:00 a.m. one month before the date of use until 8:59 p.m. the day before.
Please note that Magellan’s is very popular, especially during the Christmas season (November and December), and reservations are hard to come by. If you’re a Disney Hotel guest, you can use your benefits to get a seat before ordinary guests.
Get on the waiting list for Magellan’s
If it’s less than a month to the day you want to go to the restaurant, Magellan’s may already have no availability. If you can’t find an available seat on the reservation site, you can try looking at the site again after some time has passed, and you may be able to make a reservation.
The timing when seats tend to become available is as follows.
- Two weeks before
- The day before
People who have booked Disney hotels sometimes cancel their reservations right before the cancellation fees start to apply. When they let go of the hotel, they also cancel their restaurant reservations at the same time. So it’s easier to find an empty seat two weeks in advance.
Priority seating doesn’t charge a cancellation fee, but some people cancel the day before so you can find an available restaurant.
You can make same-day reservations at Magellan’s.
Same-day reservations start at 9:00 a.m. but don’t give up if you can’t get a reservation at that time. Depending on how crowded the restaurant is, there may suddenly be an opening, so it’s a good idea to check the online reservation site from time to time.
However, dining at Magellan’s can take a long time, so you should consider your other plans.
Magellan is one of the finest restaurants in Tokyo DisneySea. The taste, the service, and the ambiance will satisfy you.
You can eat authentic food and the service of the cast members is better than other restaurants. The atmosphere doesn’t feel like it’s in a theme park, but that gap attracts us.
The menu is only a course meal, but you can choose from various ingredients, so you can eat whatever you want.
However, the food is expensive so that I would recommend this restaurant for anniversaries or special occasions.
I also recommend the BellaVista Lounge at Hotel MiraCosta in Tokyo DisneySea because of its great atmosphere. Both of these restaurants are popular, so reservations are a must.
Thank you for reading to the end.