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  • On May 12, 2016
    Patti from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is there any secret to the timing of searching for restaurant reservations or once at the park to potentially getting a walk in reservation? Wondering if online there is a time when reservations open up that have been cancelled?

    Welcome back, Patti!

    You can begin booking advanced dining reservations 180 days before your vacation. The sooner you can make a dining reservation the better, especially during holidays and busy seasons. If there is a restaurant that is on your must-do list and there is no availability, then keep trying. I have found that Guests often change their plans after they have booked their FastPass+ experiences and they begin firming up their plans the week before their visit. A few of my fellow Moms Panelists have found availability at favorite restaurants just a few days before a trip, and I have even heard of instances where they found same-day availability. The secret is to keep trying! 

    Wishing you tons of pixie dust that you can find availability at all of your desired restaurants!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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