[QUOTE=nancyk;1064185]Is it true that if you book a ressie at California Grill for a time during wishes that you will be guaranteed to see the fireworks?[/QUOTE]
You will be guaranteed to see fireworks out on the observation deck on the northwest corner of the Contemporary.
You are not guaranteed a window seat.
In fact, some nights guests are so inconsiderate that they stay at their table long after the check has been paid because they’re hanging out for fireworks. What this leads to is no place for waiting guests to even sit until their table opens up, forcing plenty of guests to have to sit on the floor.
(I’m in a foul mood tonight). Because of this, incoming guests can be made to wait as much as an hour for their table if their reservation is within a half hour of fireworks. This might can create a problem if the monorail has shut down for the night and you are 100 minutes after the MK closes unless you have a car with you.
Any way, what is ignored is that all California Grill guests for that evening are invited to finish dinner and leave and then return before fireworks so they can view the fireworks from the observation deck.
Entry to California Grill is strictly controlled from the second floor check in area via a dedicated elevator to the 15th floor.
Oh yeah, California Grill is ALWAYS two credits because it is a signature restaurant, not because of fireworks.
I would recommend viewing each of the fireworks shows up there at least once, but the perspective that you view the show from is so high and so far off axis from Main Street, you see you are actually watching two different fireworks displays. One is all the low flying stuff that is shot from the area next to the castle. The other is the high bursts that are shot from an area just north of Fantasyland in the backstage area.