California Grill
  • On Oct 2, 2018
    Laverne from PA Asked

    My husband I are going to WDW celebrate our 49th Ann. We planned to spend the day, Nov 5 at MK, then at our favorite restaurant, California Grill and top the night off by watching the fireworks. Excite to get the res, I now find out MK is closing at 4. Y

    Hello Laverne! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Congratulations on your upcoming milestone and celebrating 49 years of wedded bliss.

    After having checked with several sources, it does appear that Magic Kingdom is indeed scheduled to close at 4:30pm on November 5th for a "private event". I could gather little information or details as to the exact purpose for the early closure other than that it may be for a staff-only event. Unfortunately, this does look to through your evening plans into disarray as I cannot determine whether any Fireworks, such as the Happily Ever After Nighttime Spectacular are planned for the event.

    Keep posted to the Disney Parks Blog or the Park Hours calendar for any potential updates or changes for schedules on November 5th.

    While Advanced Dining Reservations are difficult to come by for the delightful California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort, I recommend you try to schedule your experience for another date (if possible) or use this opportunity to discover a new romantic experience with your husband such as dining at Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or a night out at Disney Springs.

    Happy Anniversary!

    ~Todd  
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Meet the Panelist: Todd, Ontario

Hello, I’m Todd – fun dad to two super kids, a beautiful princess and adventurous pirate, and husband to a loving wife. By day, I work as a storyteller and high school teacher, where I help others find their own stories through the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort!

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