Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 17, 2008
    Penny from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are interested in scheduling a dinner at the California Grill (in the Contemporary) on August 24, 2008, so that we can view the fireworks from the restaurant. What time should we book the reservation for (Magic Kingdom has extra hours that day)?

    Hi Penny. It sure is nice making plans for Walt Disney World when it’s so cold here in PA.

    On the evening of your dinner at the California Grill, the Magic Kingdom park is closing at 10:00 p.m. The Wishes fireworks display are also scheduled for 10:00 p.m. that night. Extra Magic Hours will be from park closing until 1:00 a.m.

    I would schedule your Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) for 8:30 p.m. Often it takes time to be seated even with an ADR. If you schedule for much later than that, you might have to wait for people who do not want to give up their tables as the fireworks time approaches.

    I hope you enjoy a wonderful dinner atop the Contemporary Resort hotel.

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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