• On Oct 10, 2016
    Shannon 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 a last min trip to WDW in Nov. Was hoping we could get into Cali Grill on 11/9, no such luck yet. Do you have to have res to sit at bar or lounge area & can you order from the regular menu? Could we go on the bridge to watch Wishes?

    Welcome Shannon, thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    California Grill is one of my favorite restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort. I am sorry you didn’t get a reservation for the night you desire, but I have good news.
    Seating at California Grill Lounge is first-come, first-served; reservations are not accepted. They offer the same menu as the restaurant and you can enjoy Wishes Nighttime Spectacular from there too.
    I suggest you check back for availability a couple days before your visit. Those people who need to cancel their reservation will do it between 48 to 24 hours in advance to avoid cancelation fees. I also encourage you to call dining reservations for checking, they will have updated information to assist you. Good luck!
    Hope this helps your planning. Come back to visit us soon.
    Wishing you a magical day!
    Gina V.
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Meet the Panelist: Gina, Brazil

I am totally a Disney maniac! Since childhood, I have been a big fan of all things Disney, especially the theme parks. I have never visited any other place that gives me the same feeling that I get at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can become a child again there! With so much to explore, I would love to help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation and discover all the fantasy and magic this special place has to offer. Learn More About Gina

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