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  • On Feb 16, 2023
    Lora from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time do dining reservations open each day for Disneyland Resort? I have seen conflicting times and would like to place some dining reservations for an up coming trip to the parks.

    Welcome to planDisney, Lora! 

    I'm so glad you stopped by with your question. I'm sure you've had that special day marked on your calendar for a while now. The day when you can finally make your dining reservations for the Disneyland Resort. It's both nerve-wracking ("What if I don't get the reservations I want?") and exciting ("I can't wait to eat there!"). 

    Guests can make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance of a trip. Restaurant reservations usually open at 3:00 AM (PT), however, some restaurants add more tables later in the day, depending on availability. Therefore, if you don't have any luck securing a reservation at first, I have personally found that trying every 15/30 minutes is a good strategy. Suddenly, tables might become available for a restaurant that had no availability an hour earlier. Therefore, I'd encourage you to keep trying, and hopefully, you'll be able to book the restaurants you set your heart on.

    Lora, if the restaurant you want to book doesn't have availability (this can happen with some of the more popular restaurants, like Blue Bayou and Napa Rose), you have a couple of options. 1) You can keep checking in the build-up to your trip in case there are any cancelations. I've been able to secure lots of dining reservations this way. 2) Take advantage of the Mobile Dine Walk-Up option. First, check to see if your desired restaurant is participating. Then, on the day of your visit, arrive at the theme park as soon as it opens. Head straight to your desired restaurant and join the walk-up list by scanning the QR code located near the restaurant entrance. This is a great way to try and get a table if you don't have reservations. The main downside is that you'll just have to be flexible when it comes to the time you'd like to eat. This doesn't guarantee you a reservation, but I know many people who've been able to secure a table this way.

    I hope that's helpful, Lora! Thanks for choosing to be our Guest.

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