Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On May 23, 2022
    Amanda from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking to get a reservation for chef Mickey's when my time opens to book reservations. If you get a breakfast reservation are you able to come back to view the fireworks from the balcony or would a dinner reservation be better?

    Hello Amanda,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. One of my favorite parts when dreaming about my next Walt Disney World vacation is deciding where to dine. There are so many unique, delicious options!

    It sounds like you are actually thinking of two different restaurants, both located at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Chef Mickey's is a classic character dining experience located in the Grand Canyon Concourse of the hotel. It's bright and colorful, with the monorail zooming by taking guests to Magic Kingdom. The food is all-you-care-to-enjoy, and you get to meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto. Breakfast or dinner is a magical addition to your Disney day, with a focus on fun! However, guests who dine here do not have access to the observation deck on the 15th floor to view Disney Enchantment.

    If you want that experience, you'll need to make a reservation at California Grill. Although it's located in the same hotel, the dining experience couldn't be more different. California Grill is only open for dinner and is a fine dining experience. Besides incredible food, guests enjoy a stunning view of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom. When it's time for Disney Enchantment fireworks to begin the lights are dimmed and music is piped into the restaurant. If you are seated near a window, you'll have a fantastic view, or you can choose to step outside and view the show from the observation deck. 

    If you have a reservation that is much earlier than the fireworks, or even later, no problem. You can simply show your reservation or receipt to a Cast Member at the restaurant check-in podium on the 2nd floor of the hotel. They will take you to the private elevator that will lead you up to the deck to enjoy the show.

    Hope this helps. Enjoy planning your magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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