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  • On Oct 24, 2022
    Robert from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at AKL in Dec for 7 days. I logged in at my 60 day window to make a dinner reservation for Boma. There was no availability for the entire 7 days for breakfast or dinner. Since we are staying at AKL will we be able to walk up to eat?

    Hey there, Robert! Welcome to planDisney

    I hope you are getting so excited about your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation, Robert. My family and I vacation at Walt Disney World every year during the week of Christmas and it's the best. The Walt Disney World Theme Parks are all dressed up in their holiday best - it's so festive and fun! 

    Dining reservations can be so tricky to get sometimes. The best places fill up so quickly. My best advice to you is to keep trying. Itineraries and plans change for a lot of people and when that happens, reservations will be dropped and spots do open up. I find that the closer it gets to your vacation, the easier it might be to secure a dining reservation that you'll really like. 

    However, if you aren't able to get a dining reservation for Boma absolutely stop by the restaurant to see if there is any day of availability. I've had good luck doing that over the years. Be sure to mention that you are staying at the resort, I feel like that helps. One time, I was not able to get a dining reservation for Cape May Cafe but I mentioned we were staying there and could pop in any day and they were able to work us in. I'm not saying that is always the case but I do feel like the Cast Members will try to do their best. 

    I have my fingers crossed that you'll be able to dine at Boma one day during your trip, Robert. It's a great place to have dinner. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Have a magical trip. 
    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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