Mickey and Minnie Statues in Front of Fireworks
  • On Jun 23, 2022
    Monica from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hiya ! Very excited to have the opportunity for a reservation at California Grill however its at 710pm and ive noticed Disney Enchantment now starts at 920pm. Is it possible to be able to still dine at the table & watch them or is that too much time?

    Hi there, Monica - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your question for our team of panelists. We love to help Guests like you plan your own magical Walt Disney World Resort vacations!

    California Grill, located on the top floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort, is one of the best dining experiences you can have at Walt Disney World Resort. Currently, they have a special celebratory menu with past and current favorites to celebrate the Walt Disney World Resort's 50th Anniversary!

    While you can always check back to see if later times become available closer to your visit, I think a reservation at 7:10 p.m. is just fine! Regardless of when your reservation is, you will still have access to the outdoor observation deck to view Disney Enchantment, even if you are done with your meal and no longer seated at your table. In fact, you can leave to do some shopping downstairs and come back up before the show starts - just show the receipt from your meal to the Cast Members at the host stand on the 2nd floor of the Contemporary.

    In the past, I've had some meals that have lasted up to two hours at California Grill, so if you want to have a more leisurely meal, simply let your server know and they can help pace the meal so you'll be ready to be enchanted just after dessert!

    If you haven't looked into it yet, I suggest taking a peek at Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors & Fireworks also. Offered on select nights, you'll enjoy cocktails and an amazing spread of delicious small plates and desserts from the California Grill kitchen. Plus, you'll have access to a separate, private observation deck reserved just for this exclusive celebration! This might not be a good option for little Mouseketeers, but was an absolutely magical adults-only date night for us!

    I hope this information is helpful as you continue planning. Please let me know if any additional questions arise!

    Ryan J.
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