• On Jan 14, 2021
    Mary from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Don't want to commit to a reservation but was thinking about the California Grill....is the California Grill Lounge open during the phased reopening? Thanks!

    It’s always wonderful when you stop by planDisney, Mary!

    Thanks for bringing us your question. 

    California Grill Lounge at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a great place to spend a relaxing evening. With gorgeous views of Seven Seas Lagoon and a pleasant and inviting atmosphere, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular spots to grab a specialty beverage! 

    I contacted a Cast Member for you and am happy to report that during the phased reopening, the California Grill Lounge at California Grill is open. And as you know, reservations are not required for the lounge so it allows for lots of flexibility while planning your day! After an enchanting day at Magic Kingdom Park, you can walk over to the 2nd floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort to see if there’s room in the lounge. It is a first-come, first-served seating and I love that it offers the same menu as the restaurant. 

    The signature restaurant and its lounge offer some of the best views of Magic Kingdom Park and the freshly painted Cinderella Castle, and I do hope you take advantage of going out to the observation deck. There are social distancing markers to ensure Guest safety, and the stunning view even without fireworks is worth checking out! 

    I hope you have a very delectably enchanting visit, Mary!

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