Category Archives: Contemporary Resort

Review: California Grill

California Grill napkin

Last year, California Grill underwent a 9-month refurbishment. The restaurant received a face-lift and menu overhaul. It’s more sophisticated than ever! Ambiance California Grill sit high atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort, on the 15th floor. Guest check-in is on the 2nd floor and are escorted on the elevator to the restaurant. As guests exit the elevator Continue Reading

Review: Top of the World Lounge housemade Potato Chips

Top of the World Lounge - housemade potato chips

Top of the World Lounge is an exclusive lounge for Disney Vacation Club member who are staying at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. It offers an amazing view of Magic Kingdom… perfect for watching Wishes. Top of the World Lounge offers a small selection of snack options, such as soft pretzels with dip, beef Continue Reading

The Wave… of American Flavors Discovery Dinner

TiW March 2014

It’s time again for The Wave… of American Flavors Discovery Dinners. These events for Tables in Wonderland members feature a food like strawberries or grower like Lott Farms, along with a winery. About the March Discovery Dinner The Wave…of American Flavors has an exciting evening planned for the March Tables in Wonderland Discovery Dinner.  This Continue Reading

California Grill reservations open August 26

Seared diver scallops

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the refurbishment of California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Finally, we have confirmation that it will reopen with a new menu and look on September 9, and starting accepting reservations on August 26. It has undergone a complete makeover with a new modern, warm atmosphere and lighter, seasonal Continue Reading

Changes to Tables in Wonderland for 2014

TiW card

Tables in Wonderland, a discount program available to Florida residents and Disney World Annual Passholders will be seeing some changes come 2014. Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will no longer participate in the program starting on August 1, 2014. Currently, Victoria & Albert’s accepts the card for the main dining Continue Reading

A look at the new California Grill desserts

The Sundae Sampler

Pastry Chef Jeff Barnes recently gave Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Blog writer, a look at the new California Grill desserts. The dessert menu with feature a Sundae Sampler – a trio with a Coke float, strawberry sundae and caramel corn sundae, chocolate pudding cake and banana fritters made with a 70 percent dark chocolate from Belgium and a Continue Reading

California Grill’s new beverage program

California Grill wine display

Chef Brian Piasecki and general manager Michael Scheifler recently visited California in search of great wines to pair perfectly with the new California Grill menu. Scheifler told Disney Parks Blog writer Pam Brandon that they visited more than 15 wineries in five days. What they have come back with is a zinfandel from an organic Continue Reading

A look at California Grill’s new menu items

Pan-seared halibut at Cali Grill

Sometime this fall California Grill at Contemporary Resort will open with a new look and a new menu. Disney Parks Blog gave us a look at California Grill’s new menu items. The pan-seared halibut will come with roasted beets three ways – salt-crusted and oven-roasted with beet syrup and beet microgreens. It will be paired Continue Reading

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