EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jan 23, 2013
    Kristin Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we had to change our reservations and are now less than 45 days away from our arrival! Yay!! we had to cancel our old dining reservations and am trying to make new ones. I have had no luck! Is it likely we will be able to get a table if we walk up?

    Hi Kristin!  Your Walt Disney World vacation is fast approaching - soon you'll be counting down by "how many sleeps"!   I see that you will be visiting at Easter.  That is a very busy time in the parks and reservations are very strongly recommended for all Table Service locations.  My first advice to you is to keep checking online Disney Dining Reservations as often as you can throughout the days leading up to your trip.  Just like you, some guests may need to cancel their existing reservations and those are put back into the system for other lucky guest to grab.  Also, try dong a general search for the time and date you are looking for and the system will show you any available times or locations for the criteria you entered.  While you may not get your first choice of restaurants, it will ensure that you have something booked.  I have had luck in the past inquiring if they are accepting walk-ups when we arrive at the restaurant.  You may have a bit of a wait, and not all restaurants will be able to accommodate you, but it's worth a try.  Finally, if you are going to try for a walk-up table, try dining right when the restaurant first opens or at odd times that aren't so popular - like 11 a.m. for lunch or 4:30 for dinner.

    I wish you the best of luck in securing your new dining reservations.  Have a magical and hopefully, pixie-dusted vacation.  Please come back and ask me any more questions you may have - that's what we at the Moms Panel are here for!  
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