Mom And Son Safari
  • On Dec 6, 2011
    Bill 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.

    Hi! I have dining reservations at the California Grill at 7:30pm. Where exactly do you check in and if I wanted a table with a window view, what time should I get there to make that request? Is 7:30 a good time to view the fireworks?

    Hi Bill!

    The check-in area for the California Grill is on the second floor of the Contemporary Resort, right next to the main escalators.  You really won't have any problems finding the check-in area as there are a lot of signs, but if you do, any Cast Member should be able to help you.

    You should definitely make your request when you check-in and 7:30 is a great time for fireworks at 9:00.  Just be sure to check the time of the Magic Kingdom fireworks for the night you are visiting.  You can watch the fireworks from inside the California Grill or from outside on their private balcony.  Also, if the fireworks isn't until late, you can finish dinner, go shopping in the Contemporary, and then return to the California Grill later to watch the fireworks from their private balcony (just be sure to save your receipt).

    The California Grill is one of my favorite Table Service restaurants at Walt Disney World.  Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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