• On Jan 17, 2018
    Amanda from OH 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.

    Hi Moms! Ok so we have another question. What is the dining reservation system at Disneyland hotel versus a good neighbor hotel package booked through Disney? Do you book the entire length at once or go in everyday to book?

    Hi again, Amanda! I am so glad that you have brought another great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Making advanced dining reservations is an important step in planning any Disney Parks vacation, but the Disneyland Resort does it a little differently than the Walt Disney World Resort. Here at the Happiest Place on Earth, dining reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance regardless of where you are lodging or whether you are staying overnight at all. Furthermore, you will make reservations one day at a time as each date reaches the 60-day mark. I recommend making dining reservations for character meals, dining packages, and certain signature restaurants as soon as you are able, but you will notice that dining reservations here are usually a lot easier to secure than at the Walt Disney World Resort. Some restaurants will even have same day availability. So if you find yourself wanting to sit down for a meal but you don’t have a reservation, open up the Disneyland app and see what restaurants are available that day.
    Since you are researching dining options, I wanted to provide you with a few of my top picks! For character dining, I absolutely love the Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn. The food is great, but the character interaction is even better. For dinner, I simply must eat at either Wine Country Trattoria or Blue Bayou Restaurant on every trip. Additionally, Flo’s V8 Café is our quick service go-to for every visit. Finally, if you are looking for a meal in the Downtown Disney District, my family really enjoyed Catal Restaurant for its delectable Mediterranean cuisine and some great views of the promenade below from their patio.  
    I hope your visit is full of fun, family memories, and fantastic food!
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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