• On Nov 3, 2021
    Karen from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We are a family of six (grandparents, parents and two children). We are headed to Disneyland Hotel 12/25-28. I am having no luck finding dinner reservations for any of the days we are staying at the hotel or in the parks. What will we do to eat?!

    Hello, Karen! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    Spending Christmas day at the Disneyland Resort sounds absolutely magical! Plus, the Disneyland Hotel is truly magnificent so I know you are going to love staying there. Typically, dining reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance. Lately, however, they are being released closer to the 45 day mark. We aren't sure exactly why this is, but my best advice to you is to keep checking. It's likely that reservations haven't opened up yet for the end of December and that's why you're not finding any availability at the moment. 

    In addition to trying to make any advanced reservations that you can, there are several restaurants throughout the parks and the Disneyland Resort Hotels that offer walk-up lists for day-of availability. On the Disneyland app, navigate to the map view and select "Dining" from the drop-down menu filter. Find the restaurant at which you want to dine, and if they have availability that day, you will see a button to join the walk-up list. 

    Finally, you'll also want to keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog as your travel dates approach. In the past, several restaurants have offered special menus for Christmas day meals that you may want to enjoy and these are usually only announced on the blog.

    I hope this helps! Have a deliciously delightful time at the Disneyland Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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