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  • On Jan 31, 2013
    Rebecca Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I've heard that it's a great experience to see the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom while dining at "California Grill". Can I request to eat at a specific time and have a great view of the fireworks when I make our reservations?

    Hi Rebecca!

    One of our favorite things to do and a "MUST see" on our list every year is to dine at the California Grill and watch Wishes from atop The Contemporary Resort. 

    You will want to first look up what time Wishes begins on the evening in which you want to dine. If Wishes is at 9:00 p.m. that night, I request that you make your Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR) for 8:00 p.m. so you can enjoy your meal and then go on the balcony after your meal to enjoy the fireworks. If Wishes is at 10:00, make your ADR for 9:00. Call 407-WDW-DINE to make your ADR. 

    This has always worked best for us so we can enjoy our meal first and then watch the beautiful display of fireworks from atop Cinderella Castle. There is nothing more beautiful in the world!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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