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Old 01-12-2018, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Fireworks from Cali Grill or BLT Lounge

I've seen fireworks from the walkway at Cali Grill and enjoyed them. Is Top of the World much different? If so, which do you prefer and why? I can see the lounge when weather doesn't cooperate but what else?
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:37 PM   #2
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I prefer BLT over Cali Grille, unless I have a window seat in Cali Grill at the time when the fireworks are going off.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:50 PM   #3
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I thought Cali Grill was awesome, but I prefer TOWL because we watch the fireworks from the terrace and then enjoy drinks and snacks afterward inside. It has become one of my favorite places to visit at WDW.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:52 PM   #4
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I thought Cali Grill was awesome, but I prefer TOWL because we watch the fireworks from the terrace and then enjoy drinks and snacks afterward inside. It has become one of my favorite places to visit at WDW.
This is exactly why I prefer ToWL over Cali Grill.

I go early, sit in the lounge, get a drink, maybe some snacks, meet some people, sometimes watch a game on one of the tvs.

Afterward the fireworks, go back to doing above.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:30 PM   #5
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This is exactly why I prefer ToWL over Cali Grill.

I go early, sit in the lounge, get a drink, maybe some snacks, meet some people, sometimes watch a game on one of the tvs.

Afterward the fireworks, go back to doing above.
I might have to try that when I go on my solo trip at the end of June.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:23 PM   #6
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This is exactly why I prefer ToWL over Cali Grill.

I go early, sit in the lounge, get a drink, maybe some snacks, meet some people, sometimes watch a game on one of the tvs.

Afterward the fireworks, go back to doing above.
Oh man. My last trip with the extended family I snuck out after everyone went to bed early and headed over to TOTWL from VGF. I was planning on just catching the 10 pm show and going back to bed. Needless to say, I grabbed a drink at the bar and chatted up a nice couple and next thing I know, it's 2 am or whatever time they close the place down.

Oops.

Early morning breakfast at CRT the next day wasn't ideal.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:20 PM   #7
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This is exactly why I prefer ToWL over Cali Grill.

I go early, sit in the lounge, get a drink, maybe some snacks, meet some people, sometimes watch a game on one of the tvs.

Afterward the fireworks, go back to doing above.
I do the same, but by the time fireworks finishes, I am drunk enough to go back to bed.
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This is exactly why I prefer ToWL over Cali Grill.

I go early, sit in the lounge, get a drink, maybe some snacks, meet some people, sometimes watch a game on one of the tvs.

Afterward the fireworks, go back to doing above.

ToWL is a must do for us on every trip. We usually arrive at least an hour before fireworks, enjoy a light dinner with a bottle of wine, then go outside to enjoy the fireworks, and then return for more wine afterwards. When you head outside for the fireworks, ask your CM to hold your table. He/she will place a sign on your table so it will be there waiting for you after the show.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:18 PM   #9
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TOTWL. Grab a drink. Hover for a bit to see if anyone’s leaving a table. If not, there are plenty of places inside and out to watch fireworks and hear the show’s music. When it’s over, there’s still food and booze available.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:05 PM   #10
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At TOTWL is it cool to take the kiddos up for the fireworks? On our trip in June we'll be staying at BLT and were wanting to check it out, but we'll have our two kiddos and our 2yo niece.
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