California Grill
  • On Apr 10, 2022
    Charity from UT Asked

    If I have restaurants marked as wish list, will I be notified if a reservation opens up? All of the restaurants we are wanting to go to in June, are booked solid.

    Hi Charity!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question about dining reservations! We are huge fans of Disney dining experiences, and always have our own must-do list when planning a Walt Disney World vacation. Some of those include tough to get reservations such as 'Ohana, Topolino's Terrace: Flavors of the Riviera, and California Grill. This requires me to get up very early in the morning to make reservations, but at the end of the day, it's so worth it!

    Charity, I know the frustrations of not being able to reserve the restaurants you had planned for your vacation. I'm super sorry you weren't able to book any of them.  Bear in mind that Guests who are staying on property have the opportunity to book dining reservations for a ten-day window when their booking date arrives. So, you will see some of the restaurants completely booked. This is also the case during peak attendance periods. Although you can create a dining wish list on the Walt Disney World website, there is no notification or system to alert you when reservations are available. My suggestion to you is to consistently check the Disney website for the day and time period you are looking to book. We have been very lucky to score last-minute reservations to our favorite spots. Also, when you are at the resort and parks, you can check the My Genie Day on your My Disney Experience App to see if there are any reservations or wait-lists available for your favorite dining spots!

    I hope this helps you plan a most magical vacation to the Disney parks!

    Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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