• On Aug 25, 2021
    Lisa from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We were planning on trying to make reservations at The California Grill. Can you tell me when we will be able to do that and if it will be open in October? Right now it is stating that I cannot make reservations after October 2.

    Hello Lisa, 

    Welcome to planDisney, and thanks for asking such a great question about your upcoming October 2021 vacation to the most magical place on earth!

    Oh, how I love dining within the beautiful, modern elegance of the California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort!  I have so, so many happy memories from over many, many yEARs of spending quality time enjoying fine food within the company of dEAR family, and good friends at this iconic Disney restaurant. 

    I'm actually enough of a Disney veteran to remember enjoying "Broadway at the Top" when the California Grill was known as the Top of the World Restaurant as featured in this past Disney Parks Blog article!  

    So with this in mind, Lisa, I can totally understand your wishes to secure Advanced Dining Reservations at the California Grill during your upcoming October vacation! 

    At this time, I'm happy to share that the talented Chefs at the California Grill are putting the finishing touches to a special 50th anniversary dining experience as part of The World's Most Magical Celebration which begins on October 1st, 2021. 

    Therefore, my best suggestion would be for you to keep a very keen Ear on the Disney Parks Blog for any updates concerning the re-opening of Advanced Dining Reservations for the California Grill. 

    Plus, I would also highly recommend that you keep checking back to the California Grill webpage just in case Advanced Dining Reservations do magically open up and you can book right away via your My Disney Experience account.

    Lisa, I hope that I've been able to provide a little insight for you today.  If you should have any further questions regarding your Autumnal October vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, then please do pop back to planDisney.  I'm always happy to assist wherever I can!

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane

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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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