• On Jun 22, 2016
    Anthony from KY 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.

    Hi, I will be at Disney December 7th - 10th. I have made our dining reservations already. But had no availability for The Garden Grill, Ohana, Tony's town square for dinner just wonder why? I have had gotten into these at peak season before.

    Hi Anthony!

    How lucky that you will be visiting Walt Disney World during the holidays. Get ready to have an amazing time and a perfect start to your holiday season! 

    Because December is a favorite time for many Guests, Advanced Dining Reservations for many spots fill up quickly. It sounds like that's what you have found as you searched for some of your preferred spots. My advice would be to keep checking back in case something opens up. Since Guest's plans are always changing, reservations for dining are constantly in flux and if someone cancels a reservation, someone else may be able to book it for themselves. Also, it's good to remember that reservations must be canceled by midnight the night before to avoid a charge, so if you are OK about a last minute change of plans, you may want to check online or on your smartphone shortly after midnight the night before to see if any seats have opened up at your favorite places. I have done this many times and have sometimes been lucky enough to get the reservations I wanted in the first place. I hope it can work for you, too!

    Thanks for stopping by. Please let us know if we can help you with any other future travel plans. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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