Disneyland Resort Holidays
  • On Oct 27, 2022
    Edith from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is the Character D ining at the Plaza Inn and the Fantasmic Package at the Blue Bayou limited online? Is there a possibility to try getting these on the day of at the park? My park tickets were purchased the day after the 60 day window.

    Hi there, Edith! Welcome to planDisney. You are going to love spending the holidays at the Merriest Place on Earth. There will be holiday spirit and cheer around every turn from the decorations on Main Street, U.S.A. to all the festive bites and entertainment at Disney Festival of the Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park. Let's grab a hand-pulled candy cane from Candy Palace and set off on a merry adventure to find an answer to your question!

    You have great taste in Disneyland experiences because the Plaza Inn's "Minnie & Friends - Breakfast in the Park" and the Fantasmic! Dining Package at the Blue Bayou Restaurant are fan favorites! This is likely why you are seeing limited availability for dining reservations as they do tend to book up quickly. I can see that the Plaza Inn is open for character dining on December 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and reservations can be made as usual on the Plaza Inn page on the website. Blue Bayou is hosting the Fantasmic! Dinner Package, but these reservations need to be made on the Fantasmic! Dining Package page of the website. I know that can be a little confusing, so I want to make sure you're in the right spot! You will see that you can choose either lunch or dinner, depending on availability. If you don't see any open reservations, keep checking! Guests are always changing their plans, especially as the date gets closer, so you might be lucky and find an opening ahead of time! 

    If you find yourself heading into the parks without a reservation that day, it never hurts to head straight to the restaurant as it opens to ask if they might have any availability. I'm really hoping some merry pixie dust will find you! While this is not a guarantee, another option would be to tap into your Disneyland Mobile App and check the Mobile Dine Walk-Up Availability for the day. As soon as you scan into the parks, open up the app, tap the"+" in the bottom navigation bar, and select "Check Dining Availability". Once you enter the party size, the date, and "Now" as the time, you will see a list of restaurants that have same-day availability. When you join the walk-up list, you'll get a notification directly to your phone when it's time to head over because your table is ready! How's that for some Christmas magic?!

    Edith, I sure wish I could wave my magic wand and have those reservations open up for you! Since it is a popular day to be in the parks, I like to recommend refreshing those dining pages early and often as you gear up for your visit. If you have any more questions, you know where to find us here at planDisney!

    Be merry!
    Tara
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Meet the Panelist: Tara, Pennsylvania

Hello from Philly! Disney Parks have been my heart and soul since my 3-year old feet first hit Main Street, U.S.A. Nothing compares to the burst of pure joy, nostalgia and magic that I feel EVERY time I enter the gates! I love planning Disney vacations and have been known to convert a non-believer or two in one magical afternoon. Whether it's park days with friends, multi-generational trips, toddling around with kids or flying solo, I'm ready to help you personalize the magic at the Happiest Place On Earth! Learn More About Tara

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