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California Grill

Magic Kingdom Resort Area

Disney's Contemporary Resort

American, Seafood, Sushi Cuisine

Fine/Signature Dining

$$$ ($35 to $59.99 per adult) - $$$$ (over $60 per adult) More Information

Some Dining Plans Accepted

When you book a Disney vacation, you may opt to purchase a Disney Resort Hotel Package that includes one of our Disney Dining Plans. To learn more, call (407) 939-5277 or visit Disney Dining Plans.

Refer to your specific dining plan for the number of entitlements require per person for this location.

Dining Plan Type
2018 Entitlements Required
Disney Quick-Service Dining PlanN/AN/A
Disney Dining Plan22
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan22

Dining Plan Type
2019 Entitlements Required
Disney Quick-Service Dining PlanN/AN/A
Disney Dining Plan22
Disney Deluxe Dining Plan22

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, Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna and Oak-fired Choice Angus 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 Valrhona Chocolate Cake and Blueberry 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 like 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.

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.

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.


In a restaurant setting, several upright champagne bottles form a pyramid in a large ice bucket

New Year’s Eve

Welcome 2019 with an unforgettable blast-from-the-past—a 1980s-style party filled with food, fireworks, music and more!

Family and friends just wanna have fun come December 31? Girls, boys and partygoers of all ages are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve at California Grill’s 80s throwback bash—a year-end lineup of incredible delicacies, dancing, music, surprise guests and the perfect spot to watch fireworks at Walt Disney World Resort.

Kick off the night with palate pleasers from the following stations:

  • Chilled Appetizers
    Sample grilled Spanish octopus, jumbo poached prawns, king crab legs, Cherrywood bacon lardons, fragrant poached lobster salad, vanilla-honeysuckle-scented goat cheese, assorted charcuterie and more.
  • Wood-Burning Appetizers
    Sink your teeth into duck confit flatbread, braised beef or pork belly bao buns with house-made pickled vegetables, spit-roasted suckling pig tacos, Japanese pumpkin bisque and smoked marble chips, to name a few.
  • Sushi
    Choose from an array of maki, sashimi, nigari and other original creations.
  • Grill and Island-Inspired Entrees
    Feast on a sensational selection that includes grilled Skull Island prawns, butter-poached Maine lobster tail, prime beef ribeye, house-made Japanese pumpkin-mascarpone agnolotti, American Kobe short ribs, wild mushroom risotto and more.
  • Cheese and Desserts
    Save some room for a smorgasbord of artisanal cheeses and sinfully delicious desserts that’ll have you moonwalking all night long.

Get into the groove! Throughout the night, a live DJ will spin nostalgic hits sure to keep peeps boogeying down memory lane—but look sharp for Mickey, Minnie, Baby New Year Donald and Father Time Goofy too.

Head over to the photo booth to snap some commemorative pics with fun party props, then share on social media using our special event hashtag. At midnight, ring in the new year with a champagne toast and spectacular view of the fireworks show in Magic Kingdom park!


  • New Year’s Eve Experience – California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • December 31, 2018
  • 7:30 PM to 7:45 PM seating
  • $675 per Guest – includes tax and gratuity
  • Full payment is due at time of booking
  • Cancellations must be received at least 1 day prior to event to avoid being charged full price
  • Annual Passholder or other discounts are not applicable
  • Advance reservations are highly recommended
  • To book, call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463—Guests 18 and under must have parent or guardian permission to call
  • Event elements and information—including menu, fireworks, schedules, pricing and hours—are subject to change or cancellation without notice

Fireworks bursting in the night sky above Magic Kingdom park

Celebration at the Top

An evening of enchantment awaits you at California Grill. Enjoy small plates, fine libations—and the spectacular Magic Kingdom fireworks.

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 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

Guests are asked to adhere to the minimum dress code requirements at this Signature Dining experience. Dressier attire is also welcome. Please explore the minimum dress code requirements:

Men must wear khakis, slacks or dress shorts and collared shirts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition. Sport coats are optional.

Women must wear Capri pants, skirts, dresses or dress shorts. Jeans may be worn if in good condition.

Not permitted are tank tops, flip-flops, 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


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.

Check Availability

California Grill

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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