Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 28, 2009
    Sarah from OK 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.

    First time WDW mom here, I have vacation booked for 9/26-10/3. I had no IDEA the urgency to book meals so far in advance! ALL good ones are booked!! Chef Mickeys,CRT,Akershus, etc. What are my CHANCES of someone cancelling so I can get a reservation?

    Hi, Sarah!  You've chosen some of the most popular restaurants on Walt Disney World property, and they can book almost immediately after the 90 day window opens.  Combined with the fact that your vacation falls during a free dining offer, I know the restaurants probably filled up quickly.

    My best advice is to keep calling.  They do get cancellations, and you might be fortunate enough to luck into one if you call often.  Also, be flexible.  If you want Chef Mickey's on Tuesday and Tuesday is not available, have them check other days or times for you.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that something opens up for you, but there are some other wonderful restaurants you can try booking in the mean time.  My family loves 'Ohana, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Crystal Palace, 50's Prime Time Cafe, and the Garden Grill at EPCOT.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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