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More Details About the California Grill 50th Anniversary Dining Experience

More Details About the California Grill 50th Anniversary Dining Experience
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California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will transform into a new dining experience for the 50th anniversary! Get all the details, including the menu, right here.

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California Grill is located on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort with amazing panoramic views of the Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon. There are floor to ceiling windows and two viewing platforms.

You can read Ashley’s review HERE.

Back in July, we shared that the restaurant was temporarily transforming to a special dining experience for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

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The space is no stranger to special entertainment! According to Disney Parks Blog, “In 1971, Top of the World opened on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, offering two dinner/dancing shows nightly featuring top-name entertainment. In 1981, “Broadway at the Top” dinner show was introduced with popular catchy show tunes sung by talented performers. “

It became California Grill in 1995. And today, we have more details about this is all about and what we can expect to indulge in!


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From Disney:

As part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” California Grill will offer a limited-time three-course menu with dishes inspired by past favorites as well as new market-fresh creations.

Including sushi on this special menu was a given! The California Grill Sushi Classics Trio – Blue Crab California Roll, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Spicy Kazan Roll – brings together three of the most popular rolls on one plate.

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The House-Made Artisanal-Style Duck á la Orange Pizza has a fun backstory. Long Island Duckling with Orange Sauce was on the original Top of the World menu, and with artisanal flatbreads and pizzas from the on-stage wood-fired grills being a guest favorite, it made perfect sense to marry the two!  Enter this delicious pizza with duck prosciutto and confit, orange-black mission fig jam, pickled shallots, aged blue cheese, and arugula.

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The Oak-Fired Filet of Beef with Black Truffle-Brown Butter Château Potatoes, Golden Raisins Vinaigrette, Cauliflower, and Black Garlic Butter has layers of incredible flavors.

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“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” deserves a classic dessert that never goes out of style, and this delectable EARidescent Grand Marnier Soufflé is perfection. Served table-side with macerated Florida citrus and a delicious house-made Creamsicle Ice Cream. A sweet ending, indeed.

Here is the full menu:

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Reservation and Dining Info

This incredible limited-time three-course menu will be offered starting October 3. Reservations will become available on September 23.

Do note that this is a different event than the Celebration at the Top dessert party that also takes place at California Grill. Reservations for that experience opened up on September 17 with an opening date of October 2.

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