California Grill
  • On Oct 26, 2022
    Marcus from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My wife and I have a dinner date planned at California Grill. I know that guests who dine there can return to watch Enchantment from the restaurant’s balcony; any chance we can bring our 2 kids with us when we return to watch the fireworks?

    Hiya Marcus! Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

    California Grill is one of the best restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort! Not only is the food distinctive and delicious, but the ambiance is also top-notch as well. Sitting atop Disney's Contemporary Resort, the views overlooking the Magic Kingdom are unmatched anywhere else. The observation deck that sits off the main dining room is the perfect place to view the nighttime spectacular from. The music from the show is piped in, so you'll get the full experience while watching!

    With your Advanced Dining Reservation being earlier in the evening, California Grill does allow you to return later in the night to watch Disney Enchantment. You'll need to bring your receipt from dinner with you to gain access to the viewing area. While it is not guaranteed that your children will be allowed to return with you since they did not dine with you, I would ask your server or the front-of-house manager if it will be okay. They should be able to provide you with a direct answer on this evening. This way there will not be any surprises when you return later to watch the show. 

    If for some reason you are all unable to view it from California Grill, there is an observation deck on the 4th floor of the Contemporary Resort where any Guest can watch the show from. You can also hop on the monorail over to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and head down to the beachfront just past the main pool. The music from the show is piped in here as well, and the view from this area is truly magical!

    Marcus, I hope you have a fantastic time during your stay! A special dinner with just your wife followed by fireworks with the entire family sounds like the perfect Disney night!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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