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Even if you're not dining at the restaurant, can you still go up there to enjoy the fireworks, or is there another balcony area which is accessible to non-Contemporary resort guests?
There is a catwalk that you can walk out onto from the California Grille to watch the firworks. It is so spectacular...we ate dinner and then preferred to watch from outside rather than in the last time we went. You are able to go up and watch I believe. You may have to check in on the second floor to be able to reach the level the restaurant is on via the elevator. Maybe you could go up for a drink and walk outside to watch Wishes because you can bring your drinks outside with you!!!
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I was under the impression that you needed to be a dinner guest to view the fireworks but maybe they allow you to go up for just drinks and view the fireworks. I know to get up there you have to be escorted by the hostess up to the top floor. Years ago they let you just go up to view the frieworks but that has changed.
I know when we ate there, which was about 2 years ago now, we were told that you had to have reservations at the restaurant since you had to be escorted up. The elevator was operated by a cast member but you had to first check in downstairs before you got on. I am not sure if that is still the procedure or not.
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yes you have to have reservations at California Grill to watch the fireworkds from there..
but let me tell you the food is delicious and the fireworks show is amazing.. i say it is worth it
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