Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 9, 2015
    Jeff from NJ 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.

    Wanted to see what time would be best to do dinner at California Grill on July 4th so we can see the fireworks? Would you suggest 7:05 or 9:10? Thanks

    Hello Jeff,

    California Grill is a wonderful choice for dinner!  Not only is the food amazing, but you'll also have a spectacular view of Cinderella Castle and the fireworks that evening. 

    In honor of Independence Day, the usual Wishes Nighttime Spectacular will be replaced that night with a very special fireworks show, Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky, which is scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m.  In my experience, dinner at California Grill takes at least 2 hours, so I would personally go with the 7:05 p.m. reservation time.  That will give you time to be seated, enjoy most (or all) of your meal and still be in the restaurant when the fireworks begin.  When that happens, the restaurant will dim the lights and the soundtrack will be piped in so you can fully experience the show.  You're welcome to enjoy the view from your table or go to the outside observation deck.

    I hope that is helpful as you make your plans, Jeff, but please write back if we can help answer any other questions.

    Wishing you a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Missouri

My love of Walt Disney World Resort may have started when I was a child, but I've grown to love it even more as a parent vacationing with my own kids. If you have questions about traveling with toddlers, tweens or teens, "Disney Dining" or in-park special events, ask away! Learn More About Beth

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