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California Grill

Magic Kingdom Resort Area

Disney's Contemporary Resort

American, Seafood, Sushi Cuisine

Reservations Accepted, Fine/Signature Dining

$$$ ($35 to $59.99 per adult) More Information

Some Dining Plans Accepted

When you book a Disney vacation, you may opt to purchase a Magic Your Way Vacation Package that includes one of our Disney Dining Plans. Each dining plan provides a set of entitlements you can redeem at select Walt Disney World dining locations.

Refer to your specific dining plan for the numbers of entitlements required per person for this location. Ranges mean that entitlements vary based on factors including seating location, season or time of day. Please call us, visit the location or check availability to learn the specific number of entitlements.


Dining Plan Type
2016 Entitlements Required
BrunchDinner
Disney Quick-Service Dining PlanN/AN/A
Disney Dining Plan22
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan22
Disney Premium Plan11
Disney Platinum Plan11

Dining Plan Type
2017 Entitlements Required
BrunchDinner
Disney Quick-Service Dining PlanN/AN/A
Disney Dining Plan22
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan22
Disney Premium PlanN/AN/A
Disney Platinum PlanN/AN/A

Savor the finest in Californian cooking, as you take in the sights of Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom park.

Chocolate pudding cake with meringue kisses and a sprig of mint

Sublime Vistas and Spectacular Cuisine

Experience the flavors of the Pacific Coast at this award-winning restaurant.

Via private elevator, ascend to the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, where you’ll discover exquisite panoramic views of the shimmering lagoon, Floridian woodland and Cinderella Castle. Inside, enjoy the vibrant sights and sounds of the lively onstage kitchen, where chefs combine global flavors in deliciously inventive new ways.

Gourmet Dining
Californian cuisine celebrates fresh, seasonal ingredients and the international, melting-pot culture of the Golden State. Changing seasonally, the menu may include such specialties as handmade Sonoma goat cheese ravioli, Florida swordfish and oak-fired filet of beef.

Delight in mouthwatering sushi, as well as flavorful brick oven-fired flatbreads. Then polish off a perfect meal with decadent desserts like warm chocolate cake and cheesecake.

To complement their entrées, Guests 21 years of age and up can select from over 300 hand-picked wines—most of which are from California. Over 50 are available by the glass, and sommeliers are on hand to offer pairing suggestions.

Yuzu hollandaise drizzles down from a spoon onto a plated serving of lobster benedict with 2 soft poached eggs, honey ham and marble potato hash

Brunch at the Top

Indulge in a leisurely Sunday feast featuring sophisticated fare and sweeping views of Magic Kingdom park.

Relax with the backdrop of live musical entertainment while sipping on complimentary mimosas throughout the brunch. You can even interact with Disney chefs as they artfully prepare dishes in the open show kitchen.

Then, sate your taste buds with a menu of charcuterie, sushi, inspired salads and seasonal brunch entrees made from the freshest ingredients—there’s something for even the most discriminating palate. Libations include a Bloody Mary bar, cocktails, craft brews and an extensive list of the finest wines from around the world.

Cap off your meal with a decadent dessert of macarons or chocolate truffles—it’s the sweetest ending for a brunch you’ll never forget!

For your convenience, complimentary valet parking is available for this event.

Bar area of California Grill

Magic Kingdom Fireworks Spectacular

California Grill offers one of the best fireworks dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort.

Lights dim as the music is piped into the restaurant—immersing Guests in the magic of the night.

Dining before the fireworks? Bring your receipt to the check-in desk on the 2nd floor for reentry to California Grill. Then, enjoy the show either from California Grill Lounge or the outside observation deck.

Guests with a dining reservation after the fireworks are also invited to watch the show from the lounge or observation deck. Please note that fireworks may be cancelled due to inclement weather and are subject to change.

 

Two couples enjoy a conversation and drinks in California Grill Lounge

California Grill Lounge

Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and first-come, first-served seating in the lounge, offering the same menu as the restaurant.

At a table in an elegant restaurant a man presents a gift box holding a bracelet to a woman

Add Some Love to Your Dining Experience

Surprise your special someone with a heart-warming gifting experience from Disney Floral & Gifts.

As you dine away, enchant your loved one in style—courtesy of My Magical Wish – Romance Your Love, a classic offering that grants your sweetheart a magical wish and gives the gift of a memorable keepsake. It’s an unforgettable way to commemorate your special occasion and reveal your true feelings too.

And before your romantic meal comes to a close, let the Disney Dream Makers prepare a surprise celebration at your Disney Resort hotel. Imagine returning to your room, only to find a loving surprise waiting for you—From Mickey and Minnie with Love, the perfect ending to any magical day!

To learn more or to book one of these experiences, explore the possibilities and visit Disney Floral & Gifts today! You can also speak directly to a Disney Dream Maker by calling (407) WDW-GIFT or (407) 939-4438.

Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

A hostess hands a beeper to a Guest at the check-in counter for California Grill

Check-In

Check in at the podium located on the 2nd floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort. A Cast Member will then escort you up to the 15th floor in an elevator exclusively reserved for California Grill Guests.

A husband, wearing a suit jacket, laughs with his wife while sitting at a dinner table

Dress Code

At this signature dining experience, Guests are asked to adhere to the dress code.

Men may wear khakis, slacks, jeans or dress shorts and collared shirts. Sport coats are optional.

Women may wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses, jeans or dress shorts.

Not permitted are tank tops, swimsuits, swimsuit cover-ups, hats for gentlemen, cut-offs, torn clothing and t-shirts with offensive language and/or graphics.

A rectangular slice of oven-dried tomato flatbread at California Grill

Reservations

Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.

If reservations are unavailable for the date and time you would like to visit, you may be able to request seating at California Grill Lounge at the check-in podium on the 2nd floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Seating at California Grill Lounge is first-come, first-served; reservations are not accepted.

Bottles of champagne on ice sparkling beneath evening lights in anticipation of New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve at California Grill

Welcome the arrival of 2017 with a delicious feast as you thrill to a spectacular view of fireworks!

Beginning at 7:30 PM on December 31, 2016, bid a fond farewell to a year well lived during an elegant gala at California Grill—complete with dine-around-style food stations set up throughout the restaurant, a complimentary Call Brand Bar and wine poured by the glass up until the clock strikes midnight.

Plus, in addition to the food and refreshment, prepare yourself for entertainment as only Disney can provide! Have your camera ready for Character appearances by a host of Disney favorites—Mickey, Minnie, Baby New Year Donald and Father Time Goofy—before fireworks explode high above Magic Kingdom park, welcoming 2017 in spectacular style.

Pricing and Reservation Details
New Year’s Eve at California Grill is available for $650 per Guest (tax and gratuity not included). For reservations, book online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463.

Guests under 18 year of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

Important Information

  • There is only one seating for this event, taking place at 7:30 PM.
  • A dinner jacket is required for men (tie optional), while a dress or pants ensemble is required for women.
  • All entertainment—including Characters—is subject to change without notice.
  • This event must be paid in advance.
  • Cancellations must be made at least a day in advance to avoid forfeiting the full charged amount.

Check Availability

California Grill

Dinner
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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