California Grill
  • On Jul 21, 2022
    Rebecca from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I recently discovered that California Grill has a dress code. We plan to go to dinner straight from MK and will probably be wearing Disney-themed t-shirts and shorts. Will this be a problem for dining at this restaurant? Thank you!

    Greetings, Rebecca!

    Welcome to planDisney, friend! I am delighted to hear that you are planning an evening at California Grill in Disney's Contemporary Resort. This fabulous dining location is one of my favorites in Walt Disney World Resort. The views are mesmerizing and the menu is amazing. I highly recommend the Braised Beef Short Rib Wontons and the Florida Black Grouper. I had the opportunity to enjoy both of these options during a recent visit, and they were incredible. Another wonderful aspect of this dining experience is the view it provides for nightly fireworks. You can view Disney Enchantment or seasonal nighttime spectaculars from the outdoor terrace, or even from your table, should you have a seat near the beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant does pipe in the music and dims the lights so you can enjoy the show as you dine.

    California Grill is a Signature Dining location, with a dress code that requests that Guests' attire "respects the restaurant's sophisticated and upscale aesthetic. Clothing should be clean, neat and in good condition". My past experience has taught me that you will see a variety of attire in this fine dining spot. Some Guests prefer a more formal approach and some choose to dine in a little more casual attire, similar to polos and khaki shorts. When in doubt, I recommend having a backup option on hand. I am a huge fan of bringing extra essentials like ponchos and often a change of clothes in a backpack and renting a locker inside Magic Kingdom Park. This helps ensure I have everything I'll need for a rope drop to park close day, without having to head back to my resort.

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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