• On Sep 12, 2017
    Haley from MI 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 - If we want to eat dinner at the California Grill and then move to the outside terrace afterwards to view the fireworks; what time should I look to get reservations?

    Hello Haley!
    The California Grill in the Disney's Contemporary Resort is a wonderful place to have dinner! My son and I love California Grill! Typically, dinning at California Grill takes up to 1 1/2 to 2 hours at a minimum so I would recommend that you make your dinner reservation for around 2 hours before Magic Kingdom Park's fireworks are scheduled on that particular evening. You should finish your dinner just in time to view the Magic Kingdom Park's nighttime fireworks show from the rooftop of Disney's Contemporary Resort. If you finish your meal before the Magic Kingdom Parks fireworks start, then you can go back up to watch the fireworks with your dinner receipt for that evening. Just show your California Grill dinner receipt to the Cast Member who is running the special California Grill elevator and they will let you ride up to watch the fireworks from the roof of the Disney's Contemporary Resort. I hope that your next Walt Disney World Vacation is truly magical in every way!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

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