• On Mar 14, 2021
    Lizabeth from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Am I able to make a dining reservation at Animal Kingdom for Friday April 2nd? On the app it doesn’t show any open restaurants.

    Hi Lizabeth,

    I hope you're counting down the days to all of the magic and fun, because your Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be here before you know it! You're going to have a roaring great time at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for beloved Disney friends greeting Guests on magical flotillas! So fun!

    I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble finding dining reservations. Since reservations open up 60 days in advance, it can be tricky sometimes to find availability only a couple weeks in advance for a specific theme park. Hakuna Matata...no worries, though. I have a few suggestions for you! First, keep checking back as Guests' plans change all the time and it's definitely possible that something will open up, especially the day or two beforehand as Guests are wanting to avoid a cancellation or no show fee. Next, there are a few handy dandy tools within the My Disney Experience mobile app you could try. To check for walk-up availability, click "Check Dining Availability," select that day's date, then choose "Now" for your time. If any Table-service restaurants are available, you'll be able to join a walk-up list right through the app. If you still don't see anything, I'd recommend using the mobile ordering service for one of the excellent Quick-service options in the park. Satu'li Canteen is my very favorite Quick-service option in all of Walt Disney World Resort and there are lots of other wonderful options, too! You could also take a quick bus ride over to Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village for Sanaa To Go! Mmm...their Indian-style bread service is another one of my favorites! So tasty! Wherever you choose to eat, I'm sending pixie dust that your dining plans will work out perfectly and you'll enjoy a scrumptious meal at just the right time.

    Thanks for bringing your question to us at planDisney, Lizabeth, and please come back and see us again if we can help with anything else. I hope you have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation next month!

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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