• On Aug 5, 2018
    Elizabeth from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Just passed my 180 day mark and made my dining reservations! However, Garden Grill was unavailable for lunch the day i wanted. But if I go to book for lunch tmw, there are multiple times available! Does Disney hold on to some slots for last minute booking?

    Hello Elizabeth, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question.

    I am so excited to hear that you will be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort next year. I love it when the time comes to make my advance dining reservations. If you are a guest, with a reservation to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel, you should have been able to make your reservations for the entire trip. You can make your selections online as early as 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

    I am so sorry to hear that you were not able to get a lunch reservation for the Garden Grill. That is one of my favorite Character Dining Experiences in Epcot. Disney does not hold on to any slots for last minute bookings. However, there are times that guests will make a reservation at the 180-day mark and then have a change in their plans that may cause them to cancel a reservation. When this happens, another guest may be able to book the slot that was released. I would suggest checking back with Disney Dining at 60 days, 30 days and 2 weeks prior to your arrival for any tables that are available. Good luck with the rest of your planning. If you have any more questions before you arrive, please come back and visit us again.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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