• On Apr 2, 2018
    Cynthia from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Just decided to go to Disney World At the end of the month. All the character dining are booked. Can you go there and maybe get seated or do you actually have to have a reservation???

    Hello Cynthia and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    I'm super excited to know you've just decided to go on a magical trip to Walt Disney World Resort at the end of this month.  After all I think spontaneity can mean extra fun and as Walt Disney famously said "1st think, 2nd believe, 3rd dream and finally dare!" 
    As I'm sure you'll already know, Guests can begin making Advanced Dining Reservations for Disney restaurants up to 180 days prior to arrival at Walt Disney World Resort which can mean that some of those hard to snag dining reservations are tricky to secure for last minute trips.  However here just for you are my top tips for gaining Advanced Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World Resort -
    - Don't give up!  Keep on trying to secure reservations via My Disney Experience or by speaking to a helpful Cast Member by dialling the number for Dining Reservations contained within this Walt Disney World Resort Phone Directory.
    - Try, try & try again! Guests sometimes alter dining plans 24 hours prior to arrival so this could be a good time to uncover a great dining reservation slot.
     - Walk-up to restaurant podiums to enquire about availability; As Guests change plans frequently there's always the possibility of a magical last minute cancellation.
    So with Walt's wise words in mind, never be afraid to dream big and dare to believe!
    Have a great Disney day.
    ~ Jane
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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