• On Aug 12, 2016
    Lauren from ON 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.

    i didn't realize you needed a reservation to get into the restaurants at MK. And now that i know, everything seemed to be booked the entire time we are there! what can i do to get into the castle or be our guest restaurant?

    Hi Lauren, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. I’m always blown away by how quickly some of the most popular restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort can get booked up!

    I’m so sorry that you weren’t able to find reservations at places such as Be Our Guest Restaurant or Cinderella’s Royal Table… but don’t give up! Plans change all the time, so keep checking to see whether another Guest has cancelled a dining reservation that you can snap up.

    My biggest and best tip for you, however, would be to check availability 24-48 hours before the day that you’d like to dine in a given Walt Disney World restaurant. That’s when LOTS of dining reservations get cancelled in order to avoid being charged a no-show fee pursuant to each individual restaurant’s cancellation policy. I’ve found from experience that reservations often start popping up a week beforehand, so that’s definitely when I would start checking availability more regularly. I’ve been able to find a table at Be Our Guest Restaurant the day before I wanted to dine there, so it’s definitely still possible for you to eat in the Beast’s Castle! 

    Good luck and please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions.

    Have a Magical Day, 
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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