Cinderella Royal Table
  • On Feb 17, 2022
    Margaret from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Ana, Can you Help me better understand dining , I coming April 18th. And I am nervous that we will not get all the dining we want .

    Hiya, Margaret! Thanks so much for coming to planDisney with your question. 

    Scoring the dining experiences you want at Walt Disney World can be pretty high on the list when it comes to planning our Disney World vacations. I do have some tips and tricks for you, especially now that you are within your 60-day window to make your dining reservations. 

    The first thing is not to give up. Guest plans can change at the last minute for a lot of reasons, so try all the way up to the last minute in case there's a cancellation. I also recommend being flexible with your time. If you can do an early lunch or a later dinner, you may find more availability at some of the most popular restaurants. You even have the phenomenal cosmic power to do a search on your My Disney Experience app for dining availability NOW! If you hit the Now button when it asks your time preference, it will show you a list of restaurants with walk-up availability near you.

    Another tip is to split up a larger party. If you are trying to make a dining reservation for a large party, you may find limited availability. It's sometimes easier to seat two tables of four than it is to seat a single table of eight, and you can always ask when you check in for tables to be near each other. They'll do their best to accommodate that.

    Lastly, Margaret, if you can't get into the regular restaurant, check out the lounges. Many serve some of the same food as the restaurants you may want to enjoy.

    Happy planning, Margaret!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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