California Grill
  • On Aug 7, 2021
    Diane from IL Asked

    My husband is celebrating a milestone birthday in November. I'm looking for advice on any special ideas, and also a special dining experience, preferably Animal Kingdom (but it seems closed). Thanks!

    Hi Diane,

    Welcome to planDisney! We are always delighted to celebrate birthdays at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Let's think about special birthday dinners first. Disney's Animal Kingdom is open! My family just visited in July and dined at our favorite restaurant there - Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant. If you would prefer a signature dining experience, Tiffins Restaurant is a great option.

    Beyond Disney's Animal Kingdom, California Grill is a gorgeous restaurant for dinner. I suggest that you check the time of the Magic Kingdom fireworks for the dates of your visit and then make your advanced dining reservations about 45 minutes before that time. We are all excited to see the debut of Disney Enchantment. Times are not yet posted for the dates of your visit.

    We also love Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. On our last visit here, we had a lovely window table with views of Magic Kingdom. If you want something a little more lively, try 'Ohana. We adore this restaurant and always feel like family when we dine. In Magic Kingdom, we love dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant and Cinderella's Royal Table.

    Diane, of course, there are other ways to bring some magic to the birthday! Take a look at Disney Floral & Gifts to see if you can order some magic. And looking at your arrival date, you have time to book a Capture Your Moment - Magic Kingdom photo session. Just be sure to book as soon as the booking window opens!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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