California Grill
  • On Jun 12, 2023
    Breanna from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For dining reservations, if there are reservation times available close to the park closing time, how long are we able to stay in the restaurant for?

    Hi Breanna! Welcome to planDisney.

    Oh Boy! I love talking about Disney dining. The options are endless for the whole family. Whether you are a foodie like me and love the experience of a night out at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera for fine dining or a casual family who may enjoy the new all-you-care-to-eat Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Disney's Hollywood Studios, there is something for all pallets.

    You will be happy to know, reservations at Disney restaurants in the theme parks are often offered up to closing time. In many cases, I find it easier to secure those, and most people are headed out after a long day in the parks. Here is the coolest thing about your plan. You will not be rushed to finish your meal and when you exit the park after closing, you will feel like you have the place to yourself. It is such a cool experience to walk down Main Street U.S.A. late at night with Cinderella Castle lit up for a quick selfie. In the past, we have enjoyed Be Our Guest Restaurant close to closing time. Walking out of Magic Kingdom Park and having the ferry boat to ourselves was quite magical.

    So definitely try to snag a late advance dining reservation at least once! If you do not get your desired time, keep trying. People's plans change all the time. I always advise trying 24 hours to the day you would like to dine at a particular restaurant. People will cancel plans to avoid any penalties. Recently, I grabbed a spot at California Grill right at fireworks time on the same day.

    Keeping it Magical,

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