Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 20, 2009
    James from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Ok i am verry concerned i booked a vacation for 8/25/09 to 8/31/09 only 1 month ago, so far i have only one reservation for dinner at the christal palace i got the dining plan and paid extra but now there seems to be no space i feel i wont have a good din

    Hi James,

    The only downside to the free dining option is that people tend to book reservations at multiple restaurants, and often it can be almost impossible to get a reservation at a table service restaurant.  All I can say is, hang in there.  Keep trying to make reservations.  As people firm up their plans, the conscientious ones will cancel any reservations that they've double booked to open up space for guests such as yourself.

    Also, if you're willing to eat a little earlier or later than your typical meal time, you may have more luck.  I've found that people will cancel reservations the day of, and you can often get a seating time from calling from your resort room before you leave for the parks in the morning.

    Make some reservations at less popular locations.  Kona Cafe and Biergarten are two restaurants that my family had to "settle for" on our last vacation, and both restaurants left us pleasantly surprised.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Rhode Island

I am Diane from RI.  My husband and I have 3 children. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes.   Every aspect of planning a vacation is pure joy to me. Learn More About Diane

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