Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 24, 2013
    Hilary Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Thks so much for the FP info! For all my obsessive planning, I did not book a Mickey dining exper and my son wants to do his bday with Mickey. Ohana brkfst is most convenient but is booked. Any way we could walk in? I know we'd have to wait.

    Welcome Back Hilary!

    Here is a confession - I often get so caught up helping others plan their Disney vacations that I forget to make Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) for my trips. In fact I finally made some today for a trip that I've had planned for months that's now only a couple a weeks away.
    Its always disappointing to try to get ADRs at a dining location only to find that they are booked. Don't lose hope just yet. It may still be possible for you to still get in.  Keep trying by:

    * Calling 407-WDW-DINE every few days as Guests often cancel reservations once they get closer to their trips and firm up their plans.
    * Continuing to check for reservations online for 'Ohana.

    Be sure to continue to check even after you arrive on property if you haven't had any success before you arrive.

    You may want to consider dining at other locations where Mickey appears which would give you more opportunities at getting reservations. Even though they aren't as convenient, Chef Mickey's and Mickey's Backyard BBQ are options.

    You can indeed try walking up and ask. We've done this at several locations and have often had good success. They start serving breakfast at 'Ohana at 7:30 a.m. and I'd suggest going as early as possible. That will give you the best opportunity for a wider range of times to get in.  Take something to keep your son entertained and be prepared to wait a bit just in case.  I'd also be sure they see that your son is wearing his "Happy Birthday" button.  Maybe that will give them more incentive to send a little pixie dust your way. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

    Please feel free to visit with any other questions.  I'm hEAR to help!

    Wishing your son minnie magical birthday memories :-)  Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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