• On Dec 7, 2020
    Catherine from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are getting ready to make dinner reservations for my 40th birthday trip in February, I’m wanting to schedule California Grill. Except I would like to do it during the fireworks that are returning but not sure what time I should set my reservation for.

    Hello Catherine! I can't think of a better place to celebrate a 40th birthday than the Walt Disney World Resort! In fact, it is where I celebrated my 40th not so long ago! I love that you've already got your preferred Disney Dining location selected for the special occasion!  

    A few years back my wife and I booked dinner at California Grill for the same reason that you are planning...we wanted to enjoy the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks from atop Disney's Contemporary Resort! We were not disappointed! Having a full view of the fireworks was quite the special experience!

    Certain Disney Dining locations are in high demand! California Grill is one of them! You are right to be thinking about making reservations! Guests can make advanced dining reservations 60-days prior to their arrival. For your arrival date, your 60-day window would open on December 20th! You are getting so close!

    At the present time, there are no details regarding the return of fireworks at the Walt Disney World Resort. Entertainment, such as fireworks, have been temporarily suspended to help promote physical distancing for Guests and Cast Members. I recommend going ahead with your reservation! You're still going to enjoy a great dining experience in a rather romantic and special setting for your birthday! Should fireworks resume in time for your birthday then you can consider that a birthday wish come true!

    I'm keeping a close eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements regarding the return of fireworks! I recommend checking the site daily as there is so much information being updated about our happy place!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan G.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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