[QUOTE=diofthesouth;986927]Well, Soundgod, you’ve convinced me to NOT show up for cocktails…and I was really looking forward to that…(that’s the sound of whining, in case you didn’t recognize it!)[/QUOTE]
wait wait wait!!
My boyfriend and I tried to call and make an ADR at Cali Grill for just drinks and desserts, and we were told we couldn’t make one unless we were having dinner - we would have to just show up and be seated at the bar. We ended up at the little lounge area, had a great view of the castle, and then went outside for the fireworks. It’s kind of a first-come-first-served, seat yourself type of deal for the lounge and bar, so there were a lot of people hanging around tables and barstools when someone looked like they might be finished… :laugh:
As far as the fireworks, it can get a little crowded, but we try to head out there about 10 minutes before the fireworks start and get a good spot along the railing. The crowds come out when it’s closer to the show. I don’t know if you can take drinks out there - I’ve never tried and never noticed if anyone else did (too distracted with the show! :happy:).
You could always call Disney and see what they have to say about doing just drinks, just to be sure. I love Cali Grill, and the view of Wishes from there is a Disney must-do (in my humble opinion)!