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Old 07-05-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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California grill for wishes with kids?

Would you recommend? We have never been, can you view wishes from every table or is there specific seating?
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:21 PM   #2
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Would you recommend? We have never been, can you view wishes from every table or is there specific seating?
Realistically, Wishes can only be seen from a few window tables inside CA Grill. There is an outside viewing area where most folks go to watch the fireworks.
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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I think it depends on the ages of your kids and the time of the fireworks. California Grill is open for everyone, but it is a signature restaurant. There are always kids there, but dinner is a drawn out process (we are usually there for at least 90 minutes) and if your kids aren't patient or can't keep themselves calmly occupied, it could make for a hectic meal. Also, if Wishes is late (10pm), ask yourself if your kids will be happy sitting in a restaurant for a long while, waiting for the fireworks when they are tired from a long day at a theme park and possibly up past their bedtimes.

I am not saying that kids aren't welcome at CG- and I've seen far more well-behaved children than not- but only you know how much you want to put your kids though. One possible option would be to eat earlier at CG, more towards your kids' normal dinner time, and then come back to watch the fireworks from the outdoor deck; just bring your dinner receipt and they'll let you back in to watch the fireworks.
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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The Cali Grill is very accommodating for families. When we went at the beginning of June this year. Our server held up our entrees so that we could go out and watch Wishes. He knew exactly when to time everything so that after the fireworks we came back into the restaurant and got piping hot steaks just after we got seated. The view from the top of the California Grill is spectacular and the food was fabulous. It was the best meal we had on this trip. If you are finished before Wishes starts you can go back to the restaurant to watch if you have your receipt. Have fun!
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:14 AM   #5
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I would agree with the poster about kids ages and how well they do being up. I have had meals there where the kids were great, well behaved and loved seeing the fireworks from the deck outside. And then one time where the young kids were clearly tired, needed to go to bed and were screaming and crying thru the fireworks. Only you know how they can handle it. The food was good, sushi was really good, and we love the view!
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To add that if you want one of the few window tables, you'll need to ask as soon as you arrive at the restaurant.

You might get lucky--but most likely not.

The view from the deck outside is just as good--your just not sitting down at your table
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