• On Mar 24, 2018
    Meredith from NJ 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 have dinner reservations at California Grill at 7 in August. Do you think we can entendres our meal enough to see the fireworks?

    Hi Meredith!

    Dining at California Grill atop Disney's Contemporary Resort is a real treat. I have enjoyed many memorable meals there. If you're a fan of sushi, you're going to love the magnificent options available there.

    You are absolutely right about California Grill being an amazing place to watch fireworks over Cinderella Castle. I have good news, though, about the timing of your meal and the fireworks schedule. If you finish your meal long before the Happily Ever After fireworks are scheduled to take place, just keep your receipt for your meal when you leave the restaurant. You can then show that receipt a few minutes before the scheduled fireworks to re-enter California Grill. They have viewing decks on either side of the dining room where guests can catch a breathtaking view of the fireworks. This area provides an even better view of the fireworks, in my opinion, than watching them from a table inside the restaurant. 

    Enjoy your magical evening of dining and fireworks gazing in August!

    Sending best wishes and pixie dust,
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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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