Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 10, 2012
    Jason 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 guys please can you help? Me and my family would love to dine at Chef Mickeys but having called to book a table I was told it is fully book already. We travel on the 26 November and stay for 2 weeks. Is there a stand by line?

    Hi Jason!

    Thanks so much for visiting the Moms Panel with your question.

    I'm so sorry to hear that you were not able to secure the reservation that you were hoping for.
    Availability does change daily for the most coveted Walt Disney World dining locations. My best advice to you is to keep trying as often as you can as you never know what might become available!

    Checking online on the Disney Dining Reservations page is the easiest way to frequently inquire on the ever-changing availability. With your fabulous, two week stay, chances are reasonably good that you'll find an opening will come up on one of your dates!

    Between 24-48 hours prior to the time you're hoping for a reservation is another good time to check. Guests who have had a change in their plans will cancel prior to reaching the 24-hour cancellation deadline so often a few spots will come up around that time. If you're staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, checking with your resort concierge each morning and evening during your stay is also a possible way to grab a reservation that has opened up.

    If you wish you can try arriving at Chef Mickey's and hope for a stand-by reservation. Your best bet for a stand-by reservation is during the earliest breakfast times (7am), mid-afternoon lunch times (3:00-4:00pm) and late dinner time (after 8pm).

    I hope you'll write me back again soon if I can provide you with further assistance or recommendations.

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World Jason!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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