Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Aug 11, 2010
    Star from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family's first trip to Disney is in 45 days however it seems like ALL restaurants are full and none have reservaions available at any time of day....What do I do?

    Hello Star,

    It is so tough to get reservations at most of the popular restaurants in WDW if you leave it too late and normally one wouldn't think that 45 days before a trip is too late but when it's Disney World, unfortunately you must plan up to 90 days in advance of your arrival date in order to try and secure all the popular ones.  I would suggest to keep trying as there are cancellations that will pop up, even closer to your arrival date (I have been lucky to even secure a few reservations once on my trip even though I couldn't get one beforehand no matter how many times I called, all because of cancellations made by other guests at the last is fairly rare, but it does happen!). 

    You can also try to pick some other dining venues unless you have your heart completely set on the ones that are not available right now (normally there are always some restaurants that are available at some time during the days/evenings, I would ask a cast member to help you when you call and just let them know it's your 1st trip to WDW and you may need a little guidance).  Sometimes it is nice just to have something to look forward to, you can always cancel the ones you are not crazy about when/if you do get the reservations you are really seeking.  Hope this helps a bit.

    Best wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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