California Grill
  • On Feb 27, 2022
    Hannah from Fife Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a reservation for California Grill on the 12th March at 9pm. Are we able to attend early to view the 8pm fireworks? I see you can come if you’ve had a booking earlier in the day, but nothing about later.

    Hello Hannah, and welcome to planDisney.

    Oh boy!  Hannah, I can see you've indicated that your jolly holiday to Walt Disney World Resort is right around the bend in only a few short days' time, and I can bet that you're feeling super excited now your Disney countdown is finally into single digits!  

    Hannah, I'm more than happy to share that I've truly made some magical memories over the years from past dining experiences at the California Grill, where I've been lucky enough to have enjoyed fun times and delicious meals with both family, friends, and some of my best planDisney pals too!

    As the California Grill is so well sited on the 15th floor of the iconic A-frame building of Disney's Contemporary Resort, it really does provide Guests with an unrivaled view of the Magic Kingdom Park, Seven Seas Lagoon, and the whole Bay Lake area... and as nighttime closes in, the California Grill is one of the very best spots to view Disney Enchantment from the Magic Kingdom Park.

    You really have secured an enviable Advanced Dining Reservation time for Saturday, 12th March!  And, although Guests wouldn't typically check-in up to an hour early (via their My Disney Experience App) for their reservation time, I would perhaps suggest stopping by the California Grill check-in podium located on the 2nd floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort, to enquire with Cast Members if there was any availability within the California Grill Lounge area to have pre-dinner drinks to enable you to catch the scheduled 8 pm performance of Disney Enchantment.

    Hannah, it's worth bearing in mind that Cast Members will always do their very best to accommodate any requests which Guests may have, but often these decisions are made based on current availability and any operational needs.

    Sending magical wishes your way for an extra pixie-dusted upcoming holiday to the wonder of Walt Disney World Resort!

    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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