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  • On Nov 21, 2022
    Tina from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My guest and I are a party of six With park hopper tickets. We would like to have dinner at a sit down restaurant at 6 PM, I cannot find reservations at any restaurants. Can I just go into ANY restaurant and get served or do you have to have reservations?

    Hi there, Tina! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney. 

    I know it can be hard to find dining reservations in advance, especially during the busy seasons at Disneyland Resort. I have a few suggestions for you: 

    ~ Most restaurants offer a walk-up list. Ask the host stand upon arrival. At more popular venues like Blue Bayou Restaurant, I recommend visiting the host stand earlier in the day like 11:00 a.m. and you might be able to get a reservation within the next few hours. This has worked out for me twice in recent times! 

    ~ Some restaurants offer a Mobile Dine Walk-up List – check out the list here. Once you are near the restaurant, search for it in the Disneyland mobile app and you should see an option to add yourself to this list. If it says the list is full, try again in a couple of hours, as availability can change quickly. 

    ~ For a party of six, you could try two smaller reservations, like four and two or three and three. Once you arrive at the restaurant, you can ask the host stand to try and seat you close together. They will do their best to accommodate. 

    ~ There are some restaurants in the Downtown Disney District that have large seating areas so you might have better luck accommodating your group there. Tortilla Jo’s and Naples Ristorante e Bar are two of my favorites. 

    Wishing you the best of luck, Tina. Sending you a pinch of pixie dust!


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