• On Dec 30, 2019
    Aimee from TX 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.

    We are leaving next week to Disney World. I really want to dine at Be Our Guest, but there is no availability to be found during our stay. Is there a wait list or any recommendations you can offer?

    Bonjour, Aimee! Oh my Disney... just a few more sleeps until your arrival at The Most Magical Place on Earth! I'd love to give you some food for thought to help make your trip extra magical. 

    The French-inspired food at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park is très délicieux, making it one of the more difficult dining reservations to get since it's opening in late 2012. Both breakfast and lunch are considered Quick Service meals, while dinner is a Table Service meal that was recently upgraded to a prix fixe Signature Restaurant. Unlike most Quick Service eateries on property, reservations are strongly recommended here, even if you plan to dine here for breakfast or lunch. Guests with breakfast or lunch reservations can also pre-order their meals online.

    Since Walt Disney World does not offer a dining waitlist, what's one to do if they can't snag a dinner reservation? Well, it's probably a little easier to get a reservation for breakfast or lunch since many diners want the chance to meet the Beast, who is only available during dinner.  Here's another Moms Panel tip: Try making your reservation during less-popular meal times, such a late lunch as opposed to dinner. I was able to get a 4:00 PM dinner time for my upcoming trip this way. I also advise you to be vigilant about checking for reservations on the Walt Disney World website several times a day before your trip. Most Walt Disney World restaurants have a 24-hour cancellation policy, and often, you can find an opening as other guests adjust their plans at the last minute. I like to use a Reservation Finder Tool, like the one on Touring Plans (which is a subscription-based website). They will send you either a text or email alert when a reservation time is available to book.  

    Bonne chance (good luck), Aimee, and don't forget to try the Grey Stuff!

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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