In September 2017 I visited Walt Disney World and stayed at Caribbean Beach. The day I flew out I got the update that Hurricane Irma was looking to pass directly over Walt Disney World.
I have been in multiple hurricanes in Orlando, so brushed it off as nothing to worry about. I knew what precautions I needed to take in the instance that we would be on lockdown and I knew what would be the limit.
Flying out was a little bumpy, but wasn't anything to worry about. When I arrived for check in, they did inform us again that the hurricane path was still directed towards Disney World. I was told that currently there were no precautions to take and everything was still operating as normal.
It is worth noting that as this point, Caribbean Beach was undergoing severe refurbishments and the quick service dining location was currently in a marquee.
When I got to the room, there was a package on the table.
California Grill is a signature dining restaurant at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The Contemporary can be accessed by a resort bus to Magic Kingdom then taking the resort monorail or the walkway to the right-hand side of bag check. Alternatively, a similar route can be taken from the Ticket and Transportation Centre.
Check in for California Grill is located on the middle floor of the Contemporary, one level down from the monorail. You will see the above sign behind a desk where you can check in.
California Grill serves brunch and dinner and prices range from $35 per person for brunch and over $60 for dinner. This is not inclusive of any sales tax or gratuity. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, California Grill is 2 table service credits.
Be Our Guest is both a quick service and table service restaurant located in New Fantastyland at Magic Kingdom. Be Our Guest is a quick service location for breakfast and lunch and a table service location for dinner. Unlike other quick service locations, you do require an Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) to eat here for all meals. They do accept walk ins but it is so popular that there is a very high chance you will be turned away or face an extremely long wait time.
TIP: when booking an ADR for breakfast, check the time the park opens and try to book your breakfast for an hour or so before park opening. That way, you get to walk around Fantasyland with no one else around and it makes for some amazing photos. You also will just be finishing your breakfast just as the park opens so you don't take any time out of your day!