• On Aug 9, 2013
    Amy 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.

    Can't wait for a trip in early December to enjoy the holiday theme. Will the California Grill be reopened by then? Is it possible to make reservations for that time period?


    So whenever an attraction or restaurant is closed for refurbishment, Disney is pretty close lipped about when it will re-open until they are totally sure. They just don't want to disappoint someone, or mess up their planning, if delays occur.

    That having been said, it appears likely that the California Grill will be open by then. But when they will start taking reservations? That is impossible to say. I have heard that they have been taking reservations for select dates in November, though I have not done this myself.

    So what should YOU do? Well, first of all you need to use the phone reservation system, not the online one. They will have sight to more information. So while they may not know yet, they can occasionally have information of when you can make reservations, and for what dates. Plus, they often can take reservations for a particular restaurant before the online system is updated with availability.

    I am trying to get a date in October, so I am right there with you! Good luck!

    Have a magical (and delicious) vacation!
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