California Grill closing... (rumor)

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by Empress Room, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. lockedoutlogic

    lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran

    Apr 26, 2007
    Though I agree with your statements about the declining food quality...and i'm counted among those that will never stop criticizing the outright robbery that he dining plan has quietly committed on everyone who goes to the Land of Happy these days...

    But you gotta get that Brazilian "thing" checked out...
    That's two Brazilian jabs in one day...along with the normal swipes at the "Learned" president.

    And Edmund Burke was first and foremost....a wingnut. Who supported the american revolution because the colonists were poor...but decried the french revolution (where there was a more legitimate beef) because it disrupted the money houses of Europe.

    As off the logical island as Milton question.
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  3. rodkenrich

    rodkenrich DIS Veteran

    Nov 3, 2001
  4. skier_pete

    skier_pete None

    Aug 17, 2006
    Love how the thread has gone from "Cailfornia Grill closing rumor" to "Let's rip on the DDP!" How disappointing and not at all surprising. I came to find out if there is any truth to the rumor. I can't tell.
  5. sotoalf

    sotoalf DIS Veteran

    Dec 28, 2003
    Sparkling insight.
  6. thegib95

    thegib95 Mouseketeer

    Jan 25, 2010
    So agreed, I understand, CLEARLY, the opposition to the DDP, but what i really want to know is is CA Grill Closing, Refurbing, or Nothing....
  7. 221HEMT

    221HEMT Earning My Ears

    Oct 28, 2011
    There have been a lot of post about what is happening with the 14th Floor at the Contemporary. I just thought I would let anyone interested know. On Thursday March 15th I called for reservations for July 17, 2013 to July 27th, 2013. I had checked before to see what the earliest I could book was and was told 499 days from the last day of our stay (July 27th). With all the confusion with what was going on I would book early so if the 14th floor was closed I could come up with a “Plan B”. I told the WDTC CM that I was calling early because I had heard that the 14th floor was closed. He said “Let me check”.
    He then said, “No we have rooms available”. I told him I wanted Room 4909 the 2 bedroom suite (there are 9 of us, Me and DW, DS and 2 DGD, DD and her DH and 2 DGD). He said , “sorry that isn't available” (not sure if I am calling as early as you can why that isn't available). He said all but one suite and the single rooms were taken. The one suite only sleeps 8 (I told him no problem I would sleep on the sofa in the lounge, he wouldn't go for that). So I went with 3 single rooms instead. The bottom line to all this is he didn't seem to know anything about the place being closed and I have received all three confirmations. However one thing does make me nervous about the WDTC CM, when I was talking to him I said something about wanting at least one room with a MK view and he said he would try but couldn't guarantee it. After I talked to him I checked the 14th floor floor plan. They have 5 single rooms, 4 on the MK side and 1 on the BL side. I'm not sure how I could get 3 rooms and not get a MK view if there is only one single room on the BL side. Time will tell.
  8. Farmland Fun Family

    Farmland Fun Family Traveling The World Together!

    Mar 13, 2012
    My Oppinion is simple:

    California Grill has been a very wonderful place over the years, however all things must be updated or they will come to an end... even at Disney.

    If it closes for refurb, maybe we'll miss a meal there, but it will reopen even if it is a bit different than before.

    So here is hoping that Disney works a little magic and keeps the CR and CG looking good and alive for many more years to come!:wizard:
  9. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

    Jun 21, 2006
    I agree with your post with the exception to the portions alluding to Disney and magic. They've been out of the magic biz for quite some time now, but if there is a lot of money to be made, have no fear.
  10. Backstage_Gal

    Backstage_Gal <font color=darkorchid>Let me rephrase the dog ste

    Apr 8, 2005
    It will close for a while for refurbishment, mostly for structural reasons. The building is old and needs fixes.
    It will reopen eventually, in what form I do not know.
  11. Jordansmominjax

    Jordansmominjax Earning My Ears

    Mar 30, 2012
    We were at CG about two weeks ago and the waiter told us that they would close for six months for renavations and a new roof. He did not say they would open under a new name. So, that is news to me. I did ask what would happen to the staff and was told they are union so they will be placed in various other Disney restaurants most likely by seniority. I hope they do not chage the CG to much I love to go there and have always had good food and great service. :scared1:
  12. Cdn Friends of Pooh

    Cdn Friends of Pooh Certified Mousejunkie

    Jun 8, 2006
    Any further information on this refurb??

    Good news I was able to book dinner at CG for our October visit :confused3

  13. dtraynorrn

    dtraynorrn Earning My Ears

    Jul 2, 2012
    Oh NO!! I have our last night of our 10 day vacation booked there in December. Did the CG staff indicate when it would close?
  14. crazy4wdw

    crazy4wdw DIS Veteran

    Jan 3, 2001
  15. umichigan10

    umichigan10 DIS Veteran

    Jan 6, 2011
  16. mamagoo

    mamagoo Earning My Ears

    Apr 13, 2013
    What does late summer mean for reopening?
  17. AnnaNonamus

    AnnaNonamus Mouseketeer

    Jan 2, 2012
    Probably August

  18. the who #3

    the who #3 DIS Veteran

    Aug 25, 2006
    i will miss that restaurant. :sad2: we have had our christmas eve dinners, and special birthday celebrations there for 7 or 8 yrs and just love the atmosphere, food and service.

    i hope the replacement is just as nice.
  19. princesspooh323

    princesspooh323 Mouseketeer

    Sep 24, 2011
    From what I've seen and heard it sounds like they are just updating, but not changing. I hope that is true.
  20. rteetz

    rteetz DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    Yea it's pretty much just a change of some things and some new paint on the walls it's not supposed to be a total overhaul.

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  21. jlewisinsyr

    jlewisinsyr DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2007
    That's unfortunate. As good as any restaurant may be, it's good to keep things fresh and updated. The could use a general overhaul.

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