Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 20, 2013
    Lori Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am staying at the Contemporary Nov 30- Dec 5. I am unable to tell if the California Grill has no reservations available because they are booked or if they are not currently booking until renovations are complete. Thanks!

    Hi Lori,

    Like you, I'm eagerly watching for advanced dining reservations for the new California Grill to open, hoping to get a spot during the first week in December for my husband's birthday.

    Just this week, the Disney Parks Blog gave a sneak preview of some of the desserts planned for the new menu. The blog also affirmed that reservations are not yet being accepted. There is no announced date for the grand reopening.

    My best advice is to keep an eye on the blog and the Disney website for an announcement. That's what I'll be doing, too.

    Meanwhile, can I suggest some of our other favorite special occasion restaurants? We often celebrate birthdays and our anniversary at the California Grill, but occasionally shift to Artist Point, Jiku or Narcoossee's and have never been disappointed.

    Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation. My Moms Panel friends and I love to share our thoughts and advice with other guests. Enjoy!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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