• On Nov 6, 2022
    Will from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How are most of the restaurant reservations full on the supposed first morning that a person who will be at the park is allowed to book reservations? This trip is a Senior Year/Early Senior trip for my son and we can’t get into any of the places he wanted

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Will. 

    I think you and your son will have a magical time at Walt Disney World. I don't think there could be a better way to celebrate his senior year and all of the hard work that goes into that than a trip to Walt Disney World. You both are going to make memories that last a lifetime. 

    I'm sorry that you had trouble securing advanced dining reservations for places your son wanted to dine at. I know that can be super frustrating. I do hope that you'll keep trying the reservation system. As itineraries change, people cancel dining reservations. When that happens, spots do open back up. I've had great luck grabbing reservations the closer it gets to my reservation dates. 

    I am actually at Walt Disney World with my family right now, Will, and I wasn't able to get a lot of dining reservations either. However, this morning, we walked up to Cape May Cafe for breakfast right when they opened and they were able to squeeze us in. This is another option for you as it never hurts to ask when you are here. Also, some of the nicer dining options also have a bar or lounge area attached to them. These operate on a first-come, first-serve basis so no reservations are needed. I like to do this a lot because it allows for flexibility in the day. Tambu Lounge at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is one of my favorites. There, you'll able to enjoy the 'Ohana wings, noodles, pot stickers and bread pudding if you'd like. Plus they have a great cocktail and mocktail list. 

    I hope this gives you a few ideas, Will. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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