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  • On Jun 9, 2022
    Penni 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.

    Do you need reservations to have a drink in the Cathay Circle Lounge at California Adventure?

    Hi there, Penni! Welcome to planDisney!

    Tomorrow is the big day! The day you arrive at the Disneyland Resort for the trip of a lifetime. Since I see that you're local to California, I wanted to share the recent announcement of the first Disneyland After Dark: Grad Nite Reunion Event. On select nights in June, channel your most nostalgic self with a late-night event that brings back the thrilling feeling of being a high school grad! If it sounds exciting to you, tickets are available now!

    Carthay Circle Restaurant has become a popular hot spot for Disneyland Resort Guests! Due to its increasing popularity, advanced dining reservations are strongly recommended. While there is a possibility that you'd find an opening to grab a quick drink at the Carthay Circle Lounge, it is in no way guaranteed without a reservation. I see that you are arriving tomorrow, so you'd need a last-minute reservation. Lucky for you, there is a chance you may find one!

    I find that checking the Disneyland Mobile App frequently for available reservations is the best way to find one of these harder-to-get dining opportunities. If you check the app daily, even multiple times per day, there is a chance that a reservation will open up. Guests' plans are constantly changing. As they adjust and modify or cancel their dining reservation, their slot becomes available for others to book. Maybe that can be you!

    Another option- utilize the Walk-Up List to grab a spot. When you get close to Carthay Circle Restaurant, open your Disneyland Mobile App and search for the restaurant using the magnifying glass icon on the bottom menu bar. Click "Join Walk-Up List" and input the information for your party. You'll be given an approximate wait time and will be notified once your table is ready!

    I hope this helps answer your question today, Penni! 

    Have a magical vacation,

    Ashley
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Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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