California Grill
  • On Feb 13, 2020
    Cindy from NY 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.

    What is the best restaurant to eat at to see the fireworks?

    Hi Cindy!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I can’t think of a better way to end your day than with dinner and a firework show! If you are looking for one of the best fireworks experiences, look no further than California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This award-winning restaurant features flavors from the Pacific Coast and some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. If you are a wine drinker and are over 21 years of age, you can select from over 300 hand-picked wines.

    As Happily Ever After begins, the lights will dim, and the music is piped into the restaurant leading the way to a very magical moment. One of my favorite perks is that if you happen to dine before the fireworks, you can bring your receipt to the check-in desk located on the 2nd floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort for reentry to California Grill. You can then watch the show from the California Grill Lounge or the outside observation deck.

    If you are looking for another unique option, consider booking a Fireworks Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom. You will check-in at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, where you will dine on desserts, seasonal fruits, and a cheese display. There are also hot and cold beverages. As showtime nears, a Cast Member will escort you to a special viewing area.

    I hope that you enjoy Happily Ever After as much as I do! Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology  nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess. I am always dreaming about and planning my next Walt Disney World vacation. I have experiencing navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, multigenerational groups, as well as with special needs and food allergies. I love helping others plan their vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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