Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 30, 2016
    Jon from OH 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 not on a dining plan and made reservations at 5:00 at California Grill. Would they get upset if we only order appetizers and maybe a dessert?

    Hello, Jon!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! California Grill is my favorite Walt Disney World Resort restaurant, and the floor-to-ceiling windows create a beautiful venue high atop Disney's Contemporary Resort. You are absolutely welcome to order appetizers and desserts. In fact, my husband and I often do just that. We have found that sharing the Chef's Selection Cheese Board and a few signature sushi rolls can be very filling. However, we always leave room for dessert. Since we both have a sweet tooth, we each order a dessert since I tend not to share the seasonal Crème Brûlée!  Keep in mind that you can return to California Grill later in the evening to view Wishes! Nighttime Spectacular from the observation deck or the lounge area. Simply present your receipt to Cast Members at the 2nd-floor check-in desk to gain reentry. 

    I hope you enjoy the appetizers and desserts at California Grill as much as we do. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance as you continue to plan your visit! 

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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