California Grill
  • On Jan 17, 2022
    Mary ann from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you still go to the Contemporary to watch fireworks from the Top of the World?

    Welcome to planDisney, Mary Ann!

    Your question brought back a flood of memories of my first visit to Walt Disney World Resort, back in -- well, let's just say a very long time ago!  My family enjoyed lunch at the Top of the World restaurant at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  I remember it was lunch and not dinner because at that time men were required to wear jackets to dinner, and my dad hadn't packed his sportcoat.  How times have changed!

    Although the Top of the World restaurant closed many years ago, Guests can still dine with a view of Disney Enchantment which recently debuted for The World's Most Magical Celebration.  The restaurant now occupying the former location of Top of the World is California Grill, a signature dining location serving exquisite cuisine.  As I'm sure you can imagine, a dining reservation that coincides with fireworks time is tricky to obtain.  However, Guests who dine earlier in the evening may return later with their receipt to the fireworks viewing platform.  (Subject to availability.)

    A very special opportunity to view fireworks would be Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors & Fireworks at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  This fireworks viewing party takes place in a private room adjacent to California Grill and features small plates, cocktails, and desserts as well as a private viewing balcony.

    When Bay Lake Tower, a Disney Vacation Club Resort, was added near Disney's Contemporary Resort, Top of the World Lounge was named in homage to the former restaurant.  This members-only lounge is temporarily unavailable at this time.

    Mary Ann, please stop by planDisney again with any additional questions you may have as you plan your visit.  We are always happy to help.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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