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  • On Feb 21, 2022
    Mark from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Need help with dining reservations for week of April 17th

    Hiya, Mark! Thank you for popping in at planDisney with your question.

    No Walt Disney World vacation is complete for me without enjoying a meal at one of our many favorite Disney dining experiences. And yep, it is totally frustrating to not see your must-do restaurant with a ton of availability. But I've got a pocket full of tips and tricks that I use, Mark, so let's see if we can get you sorted out.

    First, be flexible. You're going to be visiting during a super busy week, so aim for off-peak meal times. Do a later dinner or an earlier lunch, or even consider a late breakfast in place of lunch. I always find late evening and late morning dining reservations much easier to get. 

    Look for restaurants inside of one of the Disney Resort Collections hotels. It's not too difficult to get away from a theme park for a nice, cooled-down lunch at one of the hotels. If you're at Magic Kingdom Park especially, you can hop the monorail over to one of the monorail resorts to relax over a leisurely lunch. I highly recommend the new Steakhouse 71 at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The Bacon and Eggs is my favorite bite anywhere at Disney World. Also, Steakhouse 71, like many of the restaurants, has lounges featuring some popular menu items. Many of them don't need reservations, so you can go check them out. 

    Lastly, Mark, don't give up! Check availability throughout the day, especially leading up to your trip. Guests cancel even the day of, so you want to make sure you are checking often.

    Have a great visit, Mark!

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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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