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  • On Oct 4, 2012
    Pavel from IL 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've been to Disney before but never during the holidays. My family is going Dec 11-17th and I'm trying to make dining reservations and I'm so disappointed! None of our favorite restaurants such as Tony's/Royal Table, we have the deluxe plan, any ideas?

    How exciting that you will be visiting Walt Disney World during the Holidays for the first time in December, Pavel!  December is my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World! I love admiring all of the Holiday decorations adorning the parks and resorts!  I'm so sorry that you are having a difficult time finding Advanced Dining Reservations at your favorite dining locations. Because guests can begin booking Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days in advance, you could encounter some difficulty in finding availability at the most popular table-service restaurants. The first thing I would recommend is to keep trying!  I have had success in securing an Advanced Dining Reservation after several failed attempts, especially closer to our travel date. Because many of the table-service restaurants now require a credit card to hold the reservation, I believe more guests cancel their reservations in advance to avoid paying the cancellation fee. If your dining times are flexible, you may also want to check for different times or days. I did want to recommend trying Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot for a Disney Princess Storybook Dining Experience. Follow the link I have provided to learn more about this popular dining location. I definitely have my favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World; however, sometimes our favorite dining experience of the trip is a restaurant that we have tried for the very first time! For an authentic Italian meal, consider trying Via Napoli or Tutto Italia in the Italy Pavilion in Epcot. I hope this information helps!  Please feel free to write me back if you would like any additional dining recommendations or if you have any other questions. Best wishes for a Magical and Merry December Trip, Pavel!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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