California Grill
  • On Feb 24, 2023
    Heather from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time do the fires works begin? I want to time my dinner plans so I can still see the fireworks. Also, is there a place at a restaurant or resort that is good for watching the show. I heard California Grill is one. How can I get a reservation there?

    Hey, Heather, and welcome back to planDisney. You are doing a fantastic job getting all the details before your magnificent March adventure to see Mickey and the rest of the Fab Five.

    The fireworks schedule is out and here are the times beginning 3/25/2023:

    1. Magic Kingdom Park: Disney's Enchantment - 9:00 p.m.
    2. EPCOT: Harmonious - 9:00 p.m.
    3. Disney's Hollywood Studios: Wonderful World of Animation - 9:30 p.m. (some small fireworks but mostly a projection show).
    The times and locations of all Walt Disney World Resort Shows and Fireworks may be found on the Walt Disney World Resort website or through the My Disney Experience Mobile app

    As far as dining options to see fireworks I love these locations. Inside EPCOT at the San Angels Inn, you can see Harmonious fireworks through the giant glass windows. Outside the theme parks, a spectacular view of Disney's Enchantment fireworks is at California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort while Toledo - Tapas, Steak, & Seafood atop Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Gran Destino Tower and Topolinos Terrace at Disney's Riviera Resort shows you the beauty of Harmonious. Please remember that a valid theme park ticket and park pass reservation are required to dine inside the theme parks.

    These dining reservations go very quickly so do not be discouraged if they are not available when you look. When I want a popular dining reservation at a prime time (like to view fireworks from California Grill) I check every morning and evening until my trip and Walt Disney World Resort dining just instituted a new 2-hour cancellation policy. Guests may cancel reservations up to two hours before their reservation so you may be able to scoop up one at the last minute. There are also third-party services that will help you search for dining reservations and alert you when they become available.

    planDisney Fun Fact: Mickey Mouse is called Topolino in Italy so the restaurant is named after the Big Cheese.

    Heather, I hope this helps you dine while the fireworks shine. Please let me know if you need anything else to plan your enchanted Disney vacation.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories.
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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