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  • On May 17, 2015
    Devon from PA 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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    HI moms! I am having such a hard time making reservations at the dining places I love the most. I wake up at 6 each day on my 180 day mark. ANY SECRETS?!! I will be so upset if we can't get into our kids favorites and ours too!! :( Thanks for all your help

    Hi, Devon!  This so sounds like me last Christmas.  We waited until three weeks before Christmas to plan our vacation, and I was convinced we'd never get dinner Christmas day at all, let alone at the restaurant I so love.  I just kept trying, and fortunately, I was able to snag a reservation just a week before we left.

    That's my very best advice.  There aren't any secrets other than pure persistence.  I've had most of my luck in the wee hours of the morning - like five or six o'clock.  But I have also had some success throughout the day.  My lucky Christmas day dinner reservation was snagged around seven in the evening.

    You'll find at least a couple of services creeping up online that offer to notify you if they find a reservation that you are looking for, but they don't really guarantee you'll be able to get it.  They just let you know that they see one available.  They pretty much do all of the page refreshing throughout the day for you.

    I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed, and I'm sending a big scoop of virtual pixie dust your way.  I hope at least some of the reservations you are hoping to get become available.  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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