This just in from the Disney Parks Blog!
Imagine being able to delight in the sparkle of the Magic Kingdom fireworks spectacular from an intimate and private observation deck. Celebration at the Top, a new dining event coming to California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, can be perfectly summed up in three words: savor, sip, sparkle.
Celebration at the Top guests can check in at California Grill an hour before fireworks. After being whisked up to the California Grill, which sits on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, guests will be taken to the intimate and secluded banquet rooms. Enjoy canapés, a selection of sushi rolled by the expert California Grill sushi chefs, a selection of flatbreads and other small plates. A complimentary bar offering craft beers, California wines, cordials and coffee will also be available.
Just before the night spectacular begins, guests will be lead to their private observation deck, which offers stunning views of Magic Kingdom park and the fireworks. After taking in the breathtaking sights and sounds, guests can return to the private room for petit four desserts including decadent chocolate confections and fruit tarts.
Reservations for Celebration at the Top are now open for Thursday evenings from February 26 to March 26. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking is included.
Stay tuned to TMSM for more!
Thank you again to the Disney Parks Blog for the info!
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2 thoughts on “Celebration at the Top – Sip, Savor, Sparkle Debuts February 26 at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort”
Correction to my comment. I must have been met when I exited the elevator as I was escorted to a waiting area with others. This would have been a perfect time to have been offered one of those mimosa. There I waited in an unfilled restaurant for, I suppose, an available waiter.
Too many negatives to give the California Grill a second chance.
I have been on 11 Disney cruises and have had the pleasure of eating brunch at Palo ($30 +tip). My last trip to WDW I ate brunch at California Grill ($85 +tax+tip).
I have been to Cinderella’s Royal Table once. Everyone should go at least once, especially with princess obsessed kids. The cost is a bit high at ~$60+tip+tax, but the experience is worth it for good food and unhurried princess interaction. I expected children, not disappointed, and loudness, not as much as expected; not Citricos and not Hollywood and Vine either. On the other hand Palo is adults only with a strict dress code; quiet conversations was just a non-obtrusive buzz.
After figuring out how to get to the restaurant: check in on 2nd floor and then be escorted to the elevator where an operator inserted an access key for the 15th floor. I don’t remember if he rode with me or not. I was not met by a CM when the door opened. There was a bar to my left as I entered the restaurant where bartender was pouring mimosas; he didn’t offer me one. and I didn’t take one, couldn’t tell if they were included.
I had an opportunity to look around and saw a mix of guests: singles,couples, families including infants and groups. They were dressed from cut-offs to business and cocktail attire. CG has no apparent dress code beyond resort casual. There didn’t seem to be a dress code for the servers either, mine had his shirt partially un-tucked and looked very rumpled.
After being seated I had an unusually long wait for the waiter to arrive with nothing in hand but a menu. He did ask for my drink order, but didn’t mention the mimosas. I ordered ice water and coffee and off he went. He never explained the menu to me only that the buffet was over there, insert 2-finger point… It was never made clear how many items could be ordered from the menu or if there would be an additional charge for the dessert platter.
At Palo my server, after showing me to my table escorted me to and explained each item on the various buffet tables. She gave me the option of filling a plate or going back to my table for a tour of the menu of hot items. She also told me that because each entree was was prepared to order I would be able to leisurely enjoy some of the antepasti while I waited.
Of course with the CG brunch you can return to watch Wishes from the balcony that day without an additional charge.
To think that the cost of the Sip, Savor, Sparkle is $99+ and only includes drinks (beer and wine), appetizers and desserts I would avoid this opportunity.