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  • On Dec 17, 2021
    Francis 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.

    I'm trying to book lunch reservations for 12/30/21 but all the dine-in restaurants appear booked throughout the lunch period (up to 2pm). What options do I have?

    Hi there, Francis. Welcome to planDisney.

    I’m sorry to hEAR you’ve been having trouble making dining reservations for your upcoming trip to the Happiest Place on Earth on New Year’s Eve. It’s a very popular time to visit the parks, especially with “Holidays at the Disneyland Resort” underway. 

    Dining reservations at Disneyland Resort are booked up quickly, especially at popular establishments like Blue Bayou Restaurant and Lamplight Lounge. I recommend checking frequently on Disneyland mobile app or Disneyland.com for occasional openings (if other Guests cancel or modify their dining reservations). 

    Otherwise, you can try to join the walk-up list when you’re at the theme parks. On a trip with my fellow Panelist friends, we didn’t have a dining reservation for Blue Bayou Restaurant; we asked to join the walk-up list and were able to be seated after just a brief wait. If available, you can also join the walk-up list of select table service restaurants on the Disneyland mobile app. My other suggestion would be to check during “off-peak” times when the restaurant may be less busy.

    I hope this helps, Francis. If you have more questions for us, please don’t hesitate to visit us again soon!

    Sending you pixie dusts,
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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