• On Jun 19, 2018
    Kara from NJ 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.

    I'm having difficulty making a reservation for brunch at the California Grill! I knew the date reservations would be unlocked, and when I woke up early to make the reservation, everything was already booked! Any tips for making reservations? THX

    Hi Kara, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question about my absolute favourite restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort, California Grill. I haven’t had the chance to try brunch there yet, but it’s definitely on my Disney Dining “must do” list!

    I’ve often found that reservations for brunch and other special dining events aren’t always released the moment that the 180-day dining reservation window opens. I’d keep checking back for the next few weeks to see whether any availability has been released for your dining date. 

    If that doesn’t work and you don’t manage to snag a reservation in the coming weeks, don’t worry! I’ve often found that, because of the 24-hour cancellation policy that applies to most restaurants, availabilities often pop up the day before you wish to dine at a given location. I’d highly recommend checking for reservations especially in the days leading up to your visit. Although it may be tough to find availability during busier periods (such as the weeks around Christmas), checking frequently for cancellations would be your best bet, as they can pop up at any time.

    I hope my answer helps you plan your upcoming visit. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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