Mom With Kids After RunDisney; Mickey Fantasia Hat; Donald Duck Hat; Goofy Hat
  • On Jul 4, 2009
    Michele from TX 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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    We go to Disney at least once a year. Having trouble the last two years getting into Chef Mickey's for dinner. Any tips?

    Hi, Michele!  Chef Mickey's is one of the most popular meals at Walt Disney World, so it can be tricky to get a table there!  I have been shut out a few times myself, so I feel  your pain!

    The best way to get into Chef Mickey's is by calling exactly 90 days prior to the day you want to dine there.  If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, you can actually call 90 days from the first day of your vacation and make up to 10 days worth of reservations.  Call early in the morning - phone lines open at 7 o'clock in the morning - and try to be flexible.  Dine at off peak hours, like after 8 o'clock in the evening. 

    Another thing you can do is be rude!  When you reach the reservation agent, don't bother with the chit chat and small talk.  Tell them immediately what you want, and apologize after you get your reservation for being so abrupt.  They will completely understand the sense of urgency!

    Good luck!  I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, and send a little pixie dust your way in hopes that you get the reservation you want!
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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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