• On Nov 12, 2019
    Larry from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello MOMS we currently have 2 dinner res. for California Grill 7:40 and 8:50 which one will be the best to see the fireworks. Thanks for all the help. You've helped on so many questions.

    Hello, Larry!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so glad to hEAR we've been able to help you with all your Disney Parks vacation planning questions. Your visit is coming up quickly, so you'll be enjoying the holiday season at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" real soon!

    California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort is one of my favorite places to eat at the Walt Disney World Resort, Larry. I've dined there on several occasions and always love taking in the amazing views of Magic Kingdom and the Seven Seas Lagoon. One of the benefits of a reservation at this venue is being able to view the nightly fireworks at Magic Kingdom from the lounge or observation deck. In my opinion, the earlier time you've reserved will work a bit better for viewing the fireworks since the show is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. The 7:40 p.m. reservation will most likely allow enough time to complete your entire meal, especially if you plan to order one of their delectable desserts. I know when we dine at California Grill, we typically aren't heading back to the theme parks, so we like to take our time to enjoy the lovely atmosphere and each delicious course.

    If you decide to dine at the 8:50 p.m. time, just let your server know you'd like to view the fireworks, so they can coordinate with the kitchen when your food comes out. I've had a later reservation before, and we were able to enjoy the fireworks between two courses. 

    Larry, I always love helping a fellow Georgian, so I'm glad you stopped by to see us again. Please let us know if you think of any other questions before you're enjoying the merriest time of the yEAR at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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