California Grill
  • On May 16, 2021
    Brad from FL Asked

    We have booked a trip for next month and I have been trying to make dining reservations since our window opened up, but it always says there are no reservations available - even when I change the date and time and group size.

    Hello Brad! Making Disney Dining reservations is another fun part of planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Disney Dining experiences are always popular, but with reduced seating, due to physical distancing, they are more in demand than ever! I have a few tips that might be helpful as you continue your planning. First, check for reservations often! People change plans and itineraries in the lead-up to their vacation. If a reservation is canceled, maybe you’ll be the lucky one to pick it up! Also, don’t hesitate to walk up to a popular restaurant to inquire if they have availability even if reservations appear booked online! I’m currently visiting Disney's Contemporary Resort with some of my planDisney friends! Last evening we visited the front desk of the California Grill to check on availability at this incredibly popular restaurant. While they couldn’t get us a table, they were able to find seating for us at the bar! We took the seats and had an amazing meal, a refreshing drink, and a great conversation with the Cast Member serving us!

    Brad, when you search for a particular restaurant in the My Disney Experience app, you might notice there is an area to tap to “Join Walk-Up List.” To take advantage of this feature you need to be in the location of the restaurant that you want to visit. This might be another shot at a reservation!

    Don’t give up, Brad! You might still score some great reservations! I hope these tips are helpful!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
     
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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