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  • On Feb 16, 2021
    Britt from GA Asked

    Can you make dining reservations in Disney Parks if you are not staying at a Disney property? When I go to the dining it says that there are no times available for every restaurant.

    Hi Britt,

    Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney! I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble making dining reservations, and I'd be happy to try to help!

    First, Hakuna Matata...no worries! Guests staying off property are definitely welcome to make dining reservations both in the theme parks and at the Disney Resort hotels. In fact, with Disney's commitment to health and safety, the only way Guests who are staying offsite are able to gain access to a Disney Resort hotel is with a confirmed dining reservation. My family loves hopping around the Resort hotels and checking out their gorgeous details and immersive theming, so I'd definitely recommend making a dining reservation at several of them!

    But hmm...I'm not sure why you're not seeing any restaurant availability. Is it more than 60 days before your visit? Dining reservations become available 60 days in advance, so if your trip is further out than that, that could explain why you're not seeing any open reservations. Otherwise, it's possible that pesky old Stitch is messing with the system. I'd try looking both on a computer and through the My Disney Experience mobile app as well as checking over various dates and times. If you do all that and you're still not seeing any availability anywhere, it's most certainly a glitch. Once the system recovers from Stitch's destructiveness, you should be able to see what's currently available and make reservations for something delicious! If you notice that a restaurant you'd really like to try isn't showing any availability, don't give up! Keep checking back, as Guests frequently change their plans and new reservations show up. In fact, with Disney's dining cancellation policy, it's often possible to find availability just a day or two beforehand!

    I'm sending pixie dust that you're able to find the perfect dining reservations for your trip, Britt, and hope that you have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation!

    Missy
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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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