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  • TDR_Fan
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    Re: Most upscale restaurant in the Tokyo Disney Resort?

    Sorry to ask another question, but does anyone have any other information or comments that they would like to share? I understand that not too many of you have ever dined in Magellan's, let alone the wine cellar. But I would love to hear from anyone who has been inside. I'm very curious about the atmosphere and decor of the wine cellar, especially since people say it surpasses the already elegant atmosphere of the main dining hall. Such a statement leads me to believe that the interior must be extremely beautiful. I'm also looking forward to the sliding bookcase, as I have heard it is very impressive and reminiscent of a James Bond movie.

    Here's an easier question to answer for people who have dined in Magellan's, but not the wine cellar:

    How does Magellan's compare to the Disney restaurants in Anaheim or Orlando? The biggest competitor I can think of would be Napa Rose at the Grand Californian, but I've heard even Napa Rose can't compare to the atmopshere and meticulous service of Magellan's. How does the food at Magellan's compare though?

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  • TDR_Fan
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    Just out of curiosity, do they actually have Japanese people receiving internation calls to the Reservation Center? The reason I ask is because the accent I heard when I last called sounded almost American or Australian.

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  • polygonaut
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    Ya. but it's a good news. It will give us a lot of options.

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  • TDR_Fan
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    Originally posted by polygonaut View Post
    ^ Try it. Their system is changing once in a while.(sorry for this late reply)

    I'm reading the latest DISNEY FAN magazine now, and I found a news about Magellan's!

    Magelan's course system is going to be improved from next November.

    Their old menu courses will disappear and they will offer whole new "Prefix Courses" (You can choose an appetizer + a soup + an entree + a dessert from their selection).

    There are some pictures of their new dishes on the magazine.
    And I thought especially deserts are improved.
    So the old menu will be gone in a week?

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  • polygonaut
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    ^ Try it. Their system is changing once in a while.(sorry for this late reply)

    I'm reading the latest DISNEY FAN magazine now, and I found a news about Magellan's!

    Magelan's course system is going to be improved from next November.

    Their old menu courses will disappear and they will offer whole new "Prefix Courses" (You can choose an appetizer + a soup + an entree + a dessert from their selection).

    There are some pictures of their new dishes on the magazine.
    And I thought especially deserts are improved.

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  • TDR_Fan
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    I think I'm going to make all the reservations for restaurants one month before I check-in. Just out of curiosity, you are only allowed to make reservations for restaurants which use priority seating right?

    And polygonaut, I think I will ask them over the phone whether or not I can request a table inside the wine cellar room while I'm making a reservation for Magellan's. Maybe they'll be extra kind and book it for me?

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  • TDR_Fan
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    Originally posted by polygonaut View Post
    Usually guests request the cellar room when they arrive at Magellan's.
    And IF there are vacancy, they could enter the particular room.
    To get into the cellar room more certainly, some people say that they go to Magellan's first thing in the morning, and make reservations for their opening hour. Then, as Magellan's opened, they return and request for the cellar room.
    So it's not really a "private" dining room then? Hmm...I wonder how many people actually know about it. Is it a popular choice among Japanese guests? And if I'm interested in making dinner reservations, should I just walk up and request a seat in the cellar room? I'm going to visit on a weekday, so there shouldn't be too many people. As long as there is space in the cellar room, the hostess will lead us inside right? Because nobody can reserve the cellar room ahead of time?

    Two more questons about the cellar room in particular:

    1) Since it is a closed off room (behind a bookcase), how do you get from inside to other parts of the restaurant? For example, what if you want to get a waitress or want to use the restrooms?

    2) Is the atmosphere more romantic in here? Is there renaissance music playing inside here too, or are all the speakers in the main dining room? It'd be kind of dull if it was just complete silence...
    Last edited by TDR_Fan; 10-12-2006, 10:37 PM.

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  • polygonaut
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    So how am I supposed to reserve the cellar room if I can't book it by reservation? I'm willing to bet that by the time I arrive, the tables in the cellar room will all be full. How many tables are in there exactly?
    Usually guests request the cellar room when they arrive at Magellan's.
    And IF there are vacancy, they could enter the particular room.
    To get into the cellar room more certainly, some people say that they go to Magellan's first thing in the morning, and make reservations for their opening hour. Then, as Magellan's opened, they return and request for the cellar room.
    I guess it would be a lunch menu though...
    But I think you can get into that room anytime if you wait extra.
    I hear that the cellar room has 7 tables. The plain room has about the same, I think. The main hall is bigger than the others and has more capacity.

    So the entrance to Magellan's that we see when we enter Explorer's Landing is actually leading to the upper level of Magellan's?
    Yup.

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  • TDR_Fan
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    Originally posted by polygonaut View Post
    If you visit TDR on weekdays, you won't need to make reservations for Magellan's.

    And they don't hold exact table at the time of reservation. Which table you are going to dine at will be decided on your appearance.
    Prehaps they don't accept requests for the celler room at the time of reservation.
    So how am I supposed to reserve the cellar room if I can't book it by reservation? I'm willing to bet that by the time I arrive, the tables in the cellar room will all be full. How many tables are in there exactly?

    Originally posted by polygonaut View Post
    Magellan's mezzanin is used as "Magellan's Lounge" (the bar I described above).
    If guests claimed to see inside, hostess lead the guests to the entrance part of the mezzanin. From there guests can see the main hall.
    Meanwhile Magellan's guests are led to lower level via stairs or elevator.
    I guess those pictures were taken from the mezzanine...?
    So the entrance to Magellan's that we see when we enter Explorer's Landing is actually leading to the upper level of Magellan's?

    Originally posted by polygonaut View Post
    It's just plain ...Your sense of theming will *surely* tells you.
    From that room, you can't see the globe (perhaps partial view from some table). You can't see the painting. You can see nothing on the wall.(But I thought its seats are much better than the other room's. relaxing.)
    There are models of something in glass cases at the approach. Magellan's has 3 rooms. Main hall & Cellar room & this room. So you'll find it easily.

    And... maybe I was wrong... about the cellar room. It's quite beautiful...
    http://blog44.fc2.com/p/piccolomercato/file/cave-2.jpg

    And do they have equal amount of tables in each dining room? And you're right...the cellar room does look very beautiful. I really want to reserve a table in there.

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  • polygonaut
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    If you visit TDR on weekdays, you won't need to make reservations for Magellan's.

    And they don't hold exact table at the time of reservation. Which table you are going to dine at will be decided on your appearance.
    Prehaps they don't accept requests for the celler room at the time of reservation.

    They won't charge me for not showing up will they?
    ...They won't but...[smilie=5,41,9]

    how do people tour the upper level of Magellan's? I've seen so many pictures of people claiming to just be peeking inside, yet do the hostesses really let countless guests walk in and out of the restaurant? Especially going up and down stairs? Won't that bother the people dining in the restaurant?
    Magellan's mezzanin is used as "Magellan's Lounge" (the bar I described above).
    If guests claimed to see inside, hostess lead the guests to the entrance part of the mezzanin. From there guests can see the main hall.
    Meanwhile Magellan's guests are led to lower level via stairs or elevator.
    I guess those pictures were taken from the mezzanine...?

    *how* plain is that dining room you're describing. Say I do get put in there...can I still see the globe or any theming?
    It's just plain ...Your sense of theming will *surely* tells you.
    From that room, you can't see the globe (perhaps partial view from some table). You can't see the painting. You can see nothing on the wall.(But I thought its seats are much better than the other room's. relaxing.)
    There are models of something in glass cases at the approach. Magellan's has 3 rooms. Main hall & Cellar room & this room. So you'll find it easily.

    And... maybe I was wrong... about the cellar room. It's quite beautiful...
    http://blog44.fc2.com/p/piccolomercato/file/cave-2.jpg

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  • TDR_Fan
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    Perhaps I do not need to make reservations or use priority seating for any of the restaurants because mid-July is quite a slow time of the year. Last time I was there, I did not need to use priority seating at all. I just walked up and the hostess led us in without a wait at all. Maybe it will be like that this year too? What's the worst that can happen if you arrive without a reservation? Having to wait a few minutes?

    And how do people tour the upper level of Magellan's? I've seen so many pictures of people claiming to just be peeking inside, yet do the hostesses really let countless guests walk in and out of the restaurant? Especially going up and down stairs? Won't that bother the people dining in the restaurant?

    And polygonaut, just *how* plain is that dining room you're describing. Say I do get put in there...can I still see the globe or any theming?

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  • TDR_Fan
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    Originally posted by polygonaut View Post
    Yes they do, even when the number of the guests doesn't reach to the main hall's capacity.


    If they are not busy, you may request. Not sure...

    Perhaps I should make an advance reservation one month prior to my visit? Then I could request a seat under the globe and they will have no choice but to take me there. Just a question, will it seem weird to say I made a reservation when I arrive even when the restaurant is very empty? They won't charge me for not showing up will they?

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  • polygonaut
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    Do they usually put people in this room
    Yes they do, even when the number of the guests doesn't reach to the main hall's capacity.

    can I request a seat under the globe?
    If they are not busy, you may request. Not sure...

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  • TDR_Fan
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    Originally posted by polygonaut View Post


    Just scream "[smilie=5,4,26]< NOOOO~~!!" in the middle of the hall. I've been to that room once, so If they let me into that room again... I'll do it.

    I don't think I could bring myself to do that. ) Do they usually put people in this room, or can I request a seat under the globe?

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  • polygonaut
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    Originally posted by Malin
    I kind of was starting to regret not eating at somewhere like Magellan's during my visit until I started looking through the wine list that polygonaut just posted up.Yikes
    ...Hm, there is a bar inside Magellan's. They serve some drinks & snacks.
    You can watch Magellan's interior only paying for a glass of soft drink.
    It's a good "out of the way" place to rest your feet.
    http://www.tokyodisneyresort.co.jp/t...agelounge.html

    Originally posted by TDR_Fan
    So you don't think I should reserve the wine cellar room?
    It's only my opinion but what I've seen on TV didn't excite me so much. So I don't request that room so far...
    But If you wanna try, it would be a good story to share on MiceChat ;-)

    Originally posted by TDR_Fan
    And what can I do to avoid being put in that room adjacent to the main hall?
    Just scream "[smilie=5,4,26]< NOOOO~~!!" in the middle of the hall. I've been to that room once, so If they let me into that room again... I'll do it.

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  • TDR_Fan
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    Originally posted by polygonaut View Post
    Unfortunately I haven't been to that room yet. I've never heard about its extra cost & time limit.

    I like to have dinner watching that huge globe and the painting on the ceiling. (There are lot of small pictures and gadgets on the wall too)

    And there is another room in Magellan's that is adjacent to its main hall. It's not closed like the cellar room and it's the most plain room of that restaurant. If your hostess let you into that room... I recommend you to behave like a spoilt child.

    So you don't think I should reserve the wine cellar room? And what can I do to avoid being put in that room adjacent to the main hall?

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  • Malin
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    I kind of was starting to regret not eating at somewhere like Magellan's during my visit until I started looking through the wine list that polygonaut just posted up.Yikes

    Think I'll stick to a burger & fries at the Tomorrowland Terrace

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  • polygonaut
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    And here is Magellan's winelist for Red. Rose' and sparkling are coming later...

    Red

    -----France-----
    Cha^teau Latour (Cha^teau Latour) / Pauillac: Bordeaux
    Full Y63000
    Robust, full bodied and with an overwhelmingly fragrant bouquet. Said to be the most masculine wine produced anywhere, this red from one of the five great first growth Chateaux has implacable strengh, complexity and deepness even for a Bordeaux.

    Cha^teau Marquis-de-Terme (Cha^teau Marquis-de-Terme) / Margaux: Bordeaux
    Half Y5460 Full Y10500
    A complex wine with a rich bouquet, a robust body, smooth tannins and strong flavors of fruit to please the discerning palate.

    Cha^teau d'Arvigny (Cha^teau Beaumont) / Haut-Medoc: Bordeaux
    Half Y2520 Full Y4200
    Medium-bodied and with elegant balance. Pleasant notes of wooden barrels enhance the strength, smoothness and characteristic ruby color of this Bordeaux.

    Saint-Emilion (J.P. Moueix) / Saint-Emilion: Bordeaux
    Full Y4620
    Rich and silky, with a medium body. A powerful wine with dusky, ruby-red shades and an exquisite finish that will reverberate across the palate.

    Cahors (Cha^teau St. Didier-Parnac) / Sud-Ouest
    Full Y3780
    Thick-toned, strong and medium-bodied. Possesses a rich, fruity taste and invigorating tannins, an entrancing and powerful wine.

    Mercurey (Michel Juillot) / Bourgogne
    Half Y3780 Full Y6300
    Airy and possessing an eloquent fruitiness, this light-bodied red is deep yet buoyant and has a lively tartness reminiscent of red berries.

    Gevrey-Chambertin (Bouchard) / Bourgogne
    Full Y10500
    Deep, fruity and full-bodied, smooth tannins add richness and presence to this powerful wine.

    Moulin-a`-Vent (Laboure'-Roi) / Beaujolais: Bourgogne
    Full Y5145
    Condensed fruit flavors and brisk tannins exist in harmony in this rich, medium-bodied wine.

    Saint-Amour (Georges Duboerf) / Beaujolais: Bourgogne
    Full Y3885
    This aptly named wine is fruity, delicate and bright with a light body.

    Gigondas (E. Guigal) / Rho^ne
    Half Y3780 Full Y7350
    Strong and full-bodied with sharp, astringent notes of alcohol. From the warm climate of France's Rhone region.

    -----America-----
    Kenwood Sonoma Zinfandel (Kenwood) / Sonoma Valley
    Full Y4725
    Medium-bodied and full of character, this wine's charm lies in its ability to draw out the strength and body of the Zinfandel grape.

    Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon (Buena Vista) / Los Carneros
    Full Y5880
    The Cabernet-Sauvignon grapes give strength and a rich, full body to this wine. The vigor and energy of mature grapes balanced with notes of new wooden barrels to add complexity and structure.

    Calera Pinot Noir (Calera) / Central Coast
    Full Y9450
    Made in country ideally suited to the Pinot Noir grape, this medium-bodied wine has a pleasant balance of richness & acidity.

    Napanook (Dominus) / Napa Valley
    Full Y10080
    A hearty, full-bodied wine, well balanced by the elegance and muted strength of Bordeaux grapes.

    -----Italy-----
    Chianti (Frescobaldi) / Toscana
    Full Y3780
    Fruity and rich with a medium body, pleasant on the palate, smooth, with rich tastes of fresh fruit and a well-defined acidity.

    Barolo Zonchera (Ceretto) / Piemonte
    Full Y8400
    Notes of ripe fruit in a thick, full body. Robust tannins stand out in this wine's complex yet delicate structure, creating an impressive, mature wine.

    -----Portugal-----
    Ouro Velho Tinto (Casalinho) / Couro
    Full Y3675
    Mature and easy to drink, with a light body and a rich ruby color. Notes of ripe fruit and wooden barrels harmonize with a modest amount of astringency from the tannins and an animated acidity.

    -----Spain-----
    Torres Gran Sangre de Toro Tinto (Torres) / Penedes
    Full Y4200
    Full-bodied, with a deep ruby color and a fine, fruity flavor, balanced with a moderate amount of tannins and rich, ripe flavors.

    -----Magellan's Selected Wine-----
    Red Wine
    Glass Y840 Bottle Y3465

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  • polygonaut
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    Originally posted by TDR_Fan View Post
    I want to reserve the private wine cellar room in Magellan's but was wondering if this costs extra or do you still only pay for the food? How many can this room accomodate and is there a time limit on how long you stay? Should I reserve this very early, or does nobody ever dine in here?
    Unfortunately I haven't been to that room yet. I've never heard about its extra cost & time limit.

    I like to have dinner watching that huge globe and the painting on the ceiling. (There are lot of small pictures and gadgets on the wall too)

    And there is another room in Magellan's that is adjacent to its main hall. It's not closed like the cellar room and it's the most plain room of that restaurant. If your hostess let you into that room... I recommend you to behave like a spoilt child.

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  • TDR_Fan
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    I want to reserve the private wine cellar room in Magellan's but was wondering if this costs extra or do you still only pay for the food? How many can this room accomodate and is there a time limit on how long you stay? Should I reserve this very early, or does nobody ever dine in here?

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