California Grill Announces Start Date For New Menu at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

After the close of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this March, Disney’s Contemporary Resort will debut a new menu at its award-winning restaurant, California Grill.

When visiting any Disney Park, one of the most important aspects to consider is the food. Of course, theme park enthusiasts have devoted themselves to Disney Food since the Park’s inception, with many claiming this element is their favorite part of any Disney Parks stay, especially when it comes to the more high-brow and transformative table service locations across the Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks and hotels!

California Grill

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For example, Disney’s California Grill celebrates “the flavors of the Pacific Coast” through an array of hand-selected California wines, with flavors and seasonal ingredients inspired by the Golden State’s “international melting pot.” The fine dining experience provides beautiful vista views of the Seven Seas Lagoon and panoramic sights of Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle, plus Florida’s tranquil woodland.

Moreover, the restaurant boasts a “lively onstage kitchen” in which Guests can watch skilled chefs combine innovation, taste, and haute cuisine to provide global dishes with a Californian flair. Excitingly, diners access the space by taking a private elevator within the Contemporary Resort up to the 15th floor, where California Grill awaits.


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In fact, this spectacle was made all the more special during Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, in which the restaurant offered an exclusive, limited-time menu. Not to worry, Guests still have until March 31, 2023, to indulge in this unique feast, after which California Grill has confirmed an all-new, imaginative menu will come to the establishment.

A new statement on the Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts page provides the following information:

Now through March 31, 2023, California Grill is proud to offer a special menu in honor of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. Beginning April 1, 2023, California Grill will offer a 3-course selection menu featuring contemporary, market-inspired cuisine. 

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If this menu has your mouth watering, reservations open at the end of this month on January 31. Visit Walt Disney World’s website for more information on how to “savor the finest in Californian cooking” at Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s California Grill.


About Spencer Beck

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the halls of the Walt Disney Family Museum, and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @pinknpurble everywhere.