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  • On Oct 26, 2015
    Jill from Northumberland 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.

    Would you recommend taking a 12 year old to California Grill or is it more a restaurant for adults? If so, what time would you recommend we make a reservation to be able to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks afterwards? Thank you.

    Greetings Jill!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! California Grill is one of my favorite places to dine when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. I have taken my four children, which range in age from 10 to 17, on several occasions and they have always thoroughly enjoyed the entire dining experience. California Grill offers an upscale, yet family friendly atmosphere. 

    In regards to time, I have dined just prior to Wishes nighttime spectacular and also during the firework show. When we dined during the firework display, we were able to go to the outside observation deck to watch and then return to our table afterwards. If your family prefers to dine earlier that evening, you can always bring your receipt back to the check-in desk on the 2nd floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort and you will be allowed to reenter California Grill, in order to watch Wishes nighttime spectacular. My personal preference is to book an Advanced Dining Reservation approximately 90 minutes prior to Wishes nighttime spectacular. 

    I would definitely recommend experiencing California Grill with your 12-year-old during your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to visit us again. Best wishes for a magical trip, Jill!

    Bon Appétit,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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