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  • On Mar 18, 2023
    Katherine from DE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    we are arriving May 17, staying on property. when can i make dining reservations?

    Welcome to planDisney, Katherine!

    I'm so glad you stopped by with your question.

    Guests visiting the Disneyland Resort can make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance of their trip. Preferred Dine Access offers Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests the opportunity to have preferred access to a limited number of reservations at select hotel table-service restaurants during the dates of their hotel stay. To take advantage of this benefit, you'll have to link your valid Disneyland Resort hotel confirmation number with your Disneyland account.

    Restaurant reservations usually open at 3:00 AM (PST), however, some restaurants add more tables later in the day, depending on availability. Therefore, if you're not able to secure your desired reservation(s) at first, I always encourage folks to keep trying every 15 minutes or so. Suddenly, tables might become available for a restaurant that had no availability an hour earlier. Since your window for making reservations opened a week or so ago, you might find that some of the more popular restaurants no longer have availability. If you have your heart set on a particular restaurant that's already fully booked, keep checking and you might get lucky with a cancellation. This can especially happen a day or two before your visit. 

    You can also take advantage of the Mobile Dine Walk-Up option. Here's how you use that feature. First, check to see if your desired restaurant is participating. Then, on the day of your visit, arrive at the theme park as soon as it opens. Head straight to your desired restaurant and join the walk-up list by scanning the QR code located near the restaurant entrance. This is a great way to try and get a table if you don't have reservations. The main downside is that you'll just have to be flexible when it comes to the time you'd like to eat. This doesn't guarantee you a reservation, but I know many people who've been able to secure a table this way.

    I hope that's helpful, Katherine! Thanks for letting me help you plan your great, big, beautiful tomorrow.

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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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