California Grill
  • On Feb 24, 2022
    Jessica from IN 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 have a guest in our group that has Gilliam Beret Syndrome. They are unable to wear closed shoes do to nerve issues. We would like to eat at California Grill, for a birthday dinner. Will that be possible if they have to wear berkinstocks?

    Hiya, Jessica! 

    Walt Disney World is really a place of inclusion, so I don't want you to think for a moment that someone would be turned away from California Grill for some peeping toes. Because this is a signature dining experience, there is a dress code, but there aren't any rules at all regarding any footwear except flip flops - which are not allowed. Birkenstocks definitely meet the dress code requirements.

    I know, Jessica, that people with Guillain-Barre Syndrome often have difficulty walking and standing as well. If you'll be visiting the theme parks, you may want to look into Disney's Disability Access Service. This accommodation allows a guest with a disability to pre-register for a planning session with a Walt Disney World Cast Member. This service is designed for guests who have a harder time waiting in a traditional line and can help them schedule a specific time to go to several select experiences. 

    But, oh, California Grill! Located in the perfect position on top of Disney's Contemporary Resort, you're in for such a lovely meal! Bringing back restaurant favorites from the past and presenting a sneak peek at the future, the prix fixe menu is just delightful. And with the amazing view of Disney Enchantment fireworks, this is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday!

    I hope this turns out to be one of the most magical, memorable birthday celebrations you've ever enjoyed, Jessica!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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