Chef Mickey
  • On Jan 29, 2022
    George from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When I seek to make reservations for restaurants at 60 days out, I find it near impossible to get some of the better places. Is there a trick to getting a reservation at Cinderella's table etc?

    Hiya, George! 

    I'm sorry you're having a frustrating time making dining reservations for some of the meals you want to experience. I spend a lot of time planning meals for my family vacations, and I do have a few tips for you.

    Walt Disney World has many amazing restaurants, but there are always those fan-favorite spots that seem to book up faster than you would think possible. Cinderella's Royal Table has always been one of those hard-to-get reservations, but we don't give up here where "faith, trust, and pixie dust" is a way of life. 

    First, remember that you can begin booking 60 days out, but if you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you can book for the whole length of your stay. If you can arrange your schedule, try to snag the tougher to get reservations for later in your trip, so instead of booking at 60 days out, you could be booking 62 or 63 days out. That's where the "home field" advantage kicks in.

    My second suggestion is to be a little flexible where you can. If you are trying to get a reservation at a popular restaurant for dinner, try to grab a lunch reservation instead. If the goal is to see Mickey Mouse at Chef Mickey's and you can't get in, go see MIckey at Garden Grill Restaurant.

    Lastly, George, keep trying. People change plans all the time. I like to check just before 10 PM and again just after 7 AM. And always check the day of. You can even do that on your My Disney Experience app.

    Fingers crossed for you, George!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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