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  • On Jan 15, 2016
    Gina Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Again! I am going to try and book California Grill for my daughters birthday is it best to try and book a table for when the fireworks are on or is it better to try and book for earlier and then watch from the balcony? Thank you!

    Hey Gina-

    Keep those questions coming. We love them! California Grill on top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort gives spectacular view of Magic Kingdom Park. Your daughter will love the experience.

    Dining during the Wishes nighttime spectacular fireworks showcase is a magnificent addition to an already perfect birthday meal. I have viewed the fireworks from this wonderful space many times. The choice is a matter of preference. My preference is to make one trip to the California Grill and I would time my meal for a reservation about 40 minutes before the fireworks are scheduled. When the fireworks begin I like to be outside on the observation deck where my view is crisp and uninhibited by glass and light reflection. Music is piped in to speakers both inside and outside the restaurant. It is just amazing how those bright flashes of light dance to the music. Inside they will dim the lights to magnify the brilliance of the exploding colors.

    In my experience, most people get up from the table and wander out to the observation deck for Wishes nighttime spectacular. Be assured, you will be great either eating early and coming back or scheduling during the fireworks show.

    Disney Dad Tip: You may order a “Celebrate Today” cake (chocolate or vanilla) for your daughter for her birthday when you get to the restaurant or order a specialty cake. The Walt Disney World Resort Cake Ordering Hotline maybe reached at 407-827-2253. Just follow the prompts. Please order 72 hours in advance of your delivery time. You may design the cake of her dreams but be warned, a cake like this results in big hugs and smiles.

    Gina, enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason ºOº
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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