• On Apr 14, 2020
    Chrystal from MN 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.

    How far in advance can you make dining reservations for Disneyland/California Adventure Restaurants?

    Hey Chrystal!

    A warm welcome from all of us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    One of the things my wife and I love to do at the Disneyland Resort is eat! There are so many fabulous options that it’s always hard to choose where our next reservation will be! If you ask my kids where they want to eat they’ll say Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar (No reservation needed), but if you ask me it’s always a tough choice. If I had to pick one place inside Disneyland Park it would be Carnation Cafe. They’ve got classic American comfort food and it never disappoints. Do me a favor, if you go there you have to get the fried pickles! If I’m picking one place at Disney California Adventure Park, it’s going to be Lamplight Lounge. You’ll enjoy waterfront views and the theming is out of this world! I highly recommend the Lobster Nachos and the Chicken Sandwich. If your stepping outside of the parks then my recommendation is Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. It’s got that old Hollywood feel filled with classic Disney. I’m recommending the SH55 Dry Rub Bone-in Rib-Eye and the Lobster Macaroni and Cheese. 

    You can make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance. I highly recommend making reservations right away if you have your heart set on something or for those more popular restaurants. You’ll guarantee your reservation with a credit card. You won’t be charged for anything unless you don’t show up for your reservation or don’t cancel in time. If you don’t show up for your reservation you will be charged a cancellation fee per person. You can cancel most reservations 24 hours in advance so that gives you plenty of time for any changes. When you book a reservation it will tell you the restaurant’s cancellation policy.

    Well Chrystal, you’ll be eating your way through the Happiest Place on Earth in no time! Don’t forget to save room for dessert!

    Remember, always believe in the magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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