California Grill
  • On Nov 18, 2021
    Christopher from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a dinner reservation for California Grill at a time after the fireworks. Am I able to come earlier to view the fireworks from the observation deck?

    Hi there Christopher, and welcome to planDisney!

    You must be so excited that your winter getaway is just around the corner, and I'm thrilled to hear you'll be enjoying one of my favorite dining experiences in all of Walt Disney World. Dinner at the California Grill is like stepping into a whole new world. The views are shining, shimmering, splendid, and all of your culinary wishes will be granted with the new 50th-anniversary celebration menu. 

    With your dining reservation, you are eligible to view Magic Kingdom Park fireworks from the observation deck, even if your meal doesn't coincide with showtimes. Just before Disney Enchantment illuminates the night sky, stop by the check-in desk on the 2nd floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. A Cast Member will then escort you up to the 15th floor in an elevator exclusively for California Grill Guests. Depending on the time of your reservation, you may linger on the observation deck after fireworks or return to explore the main concourse of the resort before your official check-in time. 

    I hope this is helpful, Christopher. Best wishes for an enchanting evening at one of Walt Disney World's premier signature restaurants. If there's anything else we at planDisney can do before your adventure begins, feel free to reach out again. You ain't never had a friend like me!

    Happy holidays,
thumbnail image for Betsy

Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.