California Grill
  • On May 20, 2022
    Samantha from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a 60th birthday trip for my mom and I want to make it really special. She loves fine dining, wine tasting, stuff like that. What are some good things to do that I can reserve in advance. We don't plan on going to any parks.

    Hi Samantha, and welcome to planDisney!

    What a wonderful occasion for you to celebrate your mother! No matter what activities you decide to enjoy, you will create some beautiful memories for her birthday, which is something you will cherish. Some visits, I am all about "anything but the theme parks," and I have loved every minute. 

    I am not sure where you will be enjoying your resort stay, but I have a few recommendations that might be a perfect fit:
    *  Hop the Disney Skyliner to Disney's Riviera Resort and enjoy some fine dining for dinner at Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. Then hop back on the Skyliner and enjoy the surroundings at night. 
    *  You could reserve dinner at the California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort at a specific time and plan it to ensure that you get to experience the nighttime fireworks: Disney Enchantment from the patio. You could then catch the Disney Monorail Transportation and maybe partake in some after-dinner drinks at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at the Enchanted Rose. Then, catch the monorail back to Disney's Contemporary Resort while taking in the nighttime sights.
    *  How about a sweet way to end the night? With the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise you will board the ferryboats for an evening on the Seven Seas Lagoon. It takes place on select Wednesday and Saturday nights. I am all for yummy treats, good company, good drinks, and fireworks!
    *  Of course, there is always a perfect variety of shopping and dining options at Disney Springs

    Please let us know how else we can help! We would love to continue to help you plan for your mom's 60th birthday celebration at Walt Disney World Resort!

    Have a magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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