Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Aug 1, 2012
    Katie from CO 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.

    Does California Grill have a bar area that you can eat at? There are no reservations available and it is just me and my sister.

    Hello Katie!

    California Grill has a fantastic lounge area with small tables and the same fantastic view from atop Disney's Contemporary Resort.  At the California Grill Lounge, you can order from the full restaurant bar and menu.  We visited the lounge on our last vacation and enjoyed it immensely.  It's something I plan on doing on each of my visits to Walt Disney World.

    Seating at the lounge is limited and is first-come, first-served.  The hostess at the check-in desk will let you know if there's room available at the lounge.  I highly recommend arriving at the lounge early on in the evening (around 6pm) in order to secure a seat.  The closer it gets to showtime for Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, the lower your chances for grabbing a seat will be.

    Have a magical day,
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New York

I'm a military wife and mom to two little ones who is either on a Walt Disney World vacation or planning our next one!  Learn More About Ashley

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