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  • On Dec 7, 2011
    Esther from QC 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.

    Planning to go to California Grill. Two choices of reservation: 19h50 (Wishes at 20h00) on March 4th (Sunday) or 21h15 (Wishes at 22h00) on March 10th (Saturday). Could I get up to watch fireworks during the dinner? Will I see it from the table?

    Hi there, Esther!

    Either one of those reservations is perfectly fine. While the show is taking place, the house lights will be lowered throughout the restaurant, and the show soundtrack will be piped through the speakers.

    There are two options to actually seeing the fireworks show while dining at the California Grill: from your table, or from the attached viewing deck.

    While you should definitely request a window table in advance of and at check-in, you should be aware that almost every seat in the restaurant will offer a good view of the fireworks through the wall of windows overlooking the Magic Kingdom. Be aware, though, that some of the seats will require you to turn your chair in order to maximize your view. It's not the best idea to head over to the windows, since you'll be blocking those diners whose tables are window-adjacent.

    You can also ask a Cast Member if it's permissible to go out on the viewing deck to watch. More often than not, you'll be permitted to go out, but if the weather is inclement or there are other safety concerns, the Cast Member will likely suggest that, for your safety and comfort, you should remain indoors.

    You're sure to have an incredible meal experience at the California Grill!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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