• On Mar 22, 2021
    Heather 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.

    I cannot get through to make a reservation for character dining at Chef Mickey

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Heather! Thanks for stopping by planDisney where you're always welcome as can be. I'll be your handy helper today en route to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    Hot dog! It looks like your Walt Disney World vacation is just about to begin. To make Advanced Dining Reservations at Chef Mickey's, you can visit the restaurant's listing here and click on "Check Availability." You will be prompted to select the date and time you are looking to dine, and then the system will search for available reservations. I recommend inputting several dates and times to see if you have any luck. If nothing appears, continue checking each day until your vacation; often things pop up at the last minute as Guests' plans change. You can also browse on the My Disney Experience mobile app by tapping the + button at the bottom of the screen and then selecting "Check Dining Availability." I'll keep my fingers crossed that some pixie dust falls your way and you get the chance to enjoy a meal alongside the main mouse himself.

    Heather, if you are unable to secure an Advanced Dining Reservation at Chef Mickey's, you can use the My Disney Experience mobile app to add your party to the walk-up list any day you wish to dine. As described above, you'll want to tap the + button at the bottom of the screen, but this time, select the current date, and when prompted to choose a time, click "Now" to see which restaurants are accepting wait-list Guests. This new feature is quite a useful mouseketool!

    In addition to Chef Mickey's, some of our favorite Disney friends can be found at the Garden Grill Restaurant in EPCOT and Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. I suggest widening your search to include these two establishments to increase your chances of enjoying a meal with Mickey Mouse and his pals.

    I hope this is helpful as you count down the final days until your magical getaway begins. Thanks again for stopping by, and we'll see ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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