So I'm thinking of heading to WDW for my birthday week in August. I've heard many times about seeing fireworks from the California Grill at the top of the Contemporary, so I made reservations for 9:45 (I think the fireworks are set for 10 that night) on my birthday....when I got my email confirmation, it noted that you could dine and then go up to the balcony to see the show--so now I'm confused.
I was thinking you needed to be dining at the time of the show, but now I see that's not the case. Now I'm worried I've made a bad decision because we'll be stuck at our table when the fireworks go off. Would it be better to set my reservations for earlier in the evening --or is the view from the table good?