• On Jun 25, 2018
    Andrew from North Yorkshire 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.

    We’re dining at California Grill - an early reservation (5pm) as we’ve 2 little ones & will have come from Magic Kingdom. Is there somewhere we could go to ‘freshen up’ before the meal (our hotel is AKL so a bit far). We’re DVC, if that helps?? Thanks

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel, and hello to a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member!
    I'm excited for you that you'll be dining at California Grill, my all-time favorite restaurant at Walt Disney World. I simply love the vibe, the views, and — of course — the amazing and artfully prepared food. You're in for a wonderful Disney dining experience. If you're interested in changing attire before dinner, one idea that comes to mind is to rent a locker at Magic Kingdom to store your change of clothes and any other freshening up items. The California Grill, as you likely know, is located in Disney's Contemporary Resort and is a convenient walk or Monorail ride away. Once at Disney's Contemporary Resort, before you check-in for California Grill on the second floor, you'll find rest rooms available for your convenience. You can also check with your Lobby Concierge at  Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas to see if they have additional suggestions for you.

    Andrew, because you're a Disney Vacation Club Member, I also want to share that the Top of the World Lounge at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort is well worth a visit. Top of the World Lounge is an exclusive Disney Vacation Club Member perk and a beautiful space to enjoy light bites, cocktails, desserts, and spectacular views. If you have the opportunity to try the Seven Layer Cake, it's absolutely a must-do.

    Here's wishing you a wonderful and magic-filled vacation.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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