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[16 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to Serve Sunday Brunch Beginning February 7

California Grill – the signature restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – is set to begin a Sunday Brunch service on February 7.
The ‘Brunch at the Top’ will be the first time a daytime meal has been offered at California Grill.
Guests at the Sunday brunch will enjoy house made pastries and breads including a Caramel Apple Monkey Bread, Cranberry Pecan Scones, and more. Beverages include cocktails and mocktails and a Bloody Mary Bar.
Diners will have a chance to interact with the culinary staff at the counter of the on-stage kitchen during …

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[4 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
New Disney Family Culinary Adventure Debuts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

There’s a brand new family-friendly experience debuting this month at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
The ‘Disney Family Culinary Adventure’ is for guests ages 9 and older and gives guests a fun and interactive event with Disney chefs and hands-on cooking. The evening ends with a five-course dinner with beer and wine (for the grownups!) served by the professional catering staff.
The culinary adventure starts at 5 p.m. in the catering kitchen and the group will be divided into give cooking groups. The guests are guided through the cooking experience but they do it …

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[9 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Get a Sneak Peek at the Re-imagined California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort | ]
Get a Sneak Peek at the Re-imagined California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort

The California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort has been closed for renovation since early this year, but Disney offered a preview of the re-imagined restaurant at a media event last week.
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[31 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Sneak Peek at New California Grill Menu at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s California Grill will be closing on February 1 for renovations, and our friends at the Disney Food Blog have given us a sneak peek at some of the new menu items diners can expect to see when the restaurant reopens late summer.
Despite the former sushi chef Yoshie Cabral’s retirement, sushi will still remain a large focus of the updated menu. Many of the new dishes will also take inspiration from traditional Japanese meals, such as Japanese-style Bone Marrow with Crunchy Panko and Sweet Onion Jam and Beef Tartare. Of course, …

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[31 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Disney Sponsored 2013 Eagle Award Ceremony for Local Business Leaders

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts sponsored the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida’s 2013 Eagle Award Ceremony as part of their commitment to diversity and local business.
This year, the annual event was held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Several prominent African America business leaders and entrepreneurs were recognized for their achievements in their field.
Says Belinda Frazier, senior manager for Minority Business Development for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:
Our longstanding relationship with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida is part of how Disney assists in the growth of small businesses in …

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[4 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World’s California Grill to Close Temporarily for Renovations

In May, we mentioned rumors that Walt Disney World’s California Grill may be closing temporarily for renovations and menu updates. Now, our friends at the Disney Food Blog have confirmed these rumors – the restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be closed temporarily for the first half of 2013.
California Grill will close January 6, 2013 and reopen late summer that same year. The menu will undergo some changes, but the restaurant plans to keep the focus on fresh ingredients and a seasonal menu featuring top-of-the-line sushi.
Other renovations will include tweaking …

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[21 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
President Obama and Other Political Figures to Visit Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort, located near the Magic Kingdom, will be hosting some very special guests this week.
President Barack Obama, along with Mitt Romney, will both be attending the NALEO conference. Mitt Romney is scheduled to appear today (June 21) while President Obama will be at the conference June 22. As can be expected, most of the resort is completely booked through the weekend, and guests traveling near the area can expect some delays and road closures in order to prepare for the president’s visit.
Unfortunately, the event is not open to …

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[5 May 2012 | One Comment | ]
Several Disney Restaurants Closing for Renovations

Our good friends at Disney Food Blog clued us in to some restaurant closures happening at Disney Parks this year and next. While a couple of these are merely rumors, there are several restaurants on Disney property that will be closing for renovations.
In Epcot’s France pavilion, the signature restaurant Bistro de Paris will be closing for renovations July 1 and opening again towards the end of September. All Advance Dining Reservations during this time period will be moved to Chefs de France. At Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Cape May Cafe …

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[2 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Drops Plans for ‘Health and Wellness’ Suites at Contemporary Resort

In late April, we told you about plans to bring new “Health and Wellness” suites to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Initially, the suites were slated to open last month but sources say that Disney has dropped their plans to incorporate these themed suites into the hotel.
Originally touted to include such luxurious amenities as rainwater showers, in-room massage tables and the like, these rooms have been scrapped in favor of a renovation that is more in line with other Disney deluxe hotels.
While an official statement regarding the reason for scrapping the original …

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[26 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Two New Specialty Rooms Coming to Walt Disney World Resort

We have some exciting news for you today, DisZine readers – two new Specialty Room offerings are coming to the Walt Disney World Resort!
The first specialty offering, brand-new health and wellness suites, will debut this fall at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. These gorgeous suites will feature 100 percent cotton sheets, bamboo floors, non-allergenic wrapped mattresses and breathtaking views of Magic Kingdom and Bay Lake.
The bathrooms have their own little luxuries as well, including tea tree oils and rainwater showers for a relaxing, spa-like experience. In addition, guests will also be able …