• On Feb 4, 2017
    Angela from CT 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 all. My family's vacation to Disney is Feb 13-17. I made reservations for all the restaurants we plan to eat at except the Crystal Palace. My question is, is there a chance of getting a table? As there are none available to reserve.   

    Hi Angela! It can be a daunting job to plan so far ahead of time when thinking about dining at Walt Disney World. I am glad to hear that you have most of your reservations in place for your vacation coming in just a week.

    The Crystal Palace restaurant in the Magic Kingdom park is one of the more popular dining locations. It is a character dining spot with Winnie the Pooh and friends making their rounds throughout the day to visit the guests at the tables. It also has one of the best buffets on property so not only do you get to see the characters but you get to dine on some pretty delicious foods.

    Because of its popularity it is unlikely you would be able to get a table without a reservation. But there are two things you can do before you give up completely. The day you are in the park go to the restaurant and see if they will squeeze you in or have an opening at some point that day. Since you are going at a some what off time in the parks there is a slight possibility they could do this.

    I will also recommend you continually check the website to see if other guests have canceled a reservation. I have been pleasantly surprised in the past to have been able to get a last minute spot in a restaurant that I had not been able to get previously. So check daily and check often throughout the day. I just had a friend who was able to grab a dining reservation for Via Napoli in Epcot which is also a very hard one to get and she did that two days before their departure for Walt Disney World.

    Sending you lots of pixie dust and magic that you will find a time and table for the Crystal Palace!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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