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  • On May 19, 2015
    Jaime from WV 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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    Today marks my 180 day point. Everything I have tried to reserve is booked full. I have been trying to plan my days based on the various crown calendars that are out there. Should I disregard those calendars since it is generally a slow time of year?

    Hello, Jaime! I don't think that you should disregard the crowd calendars because I think they are a great resource for park planning. I'm finding it hard to believe that every single restaurant is booked. Have you tried calling (407) 939-1947 to speak with a Cast Member? Sometimes the online reservation system does not work as fast as calling would. A Cast Member would be able to tell you over the phone all of the available restaurants and can help you book them. I saw that your trip starts November 15th, which is very close to the Thanksgiving holiday. This might be a reason that you are finding it difficult to find restaurant availability, as this is a popular time to travel to Walt Disney World. Also, Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival brings in quite a crowd.

    Have you considered looking into Resort Restaurants? I think that some of the best meals on Walt Disney World property can be found at the Resort Hotels.

    If after you call the dining reservation number you still can't find availability, you should always call back, or check back with the online reservation system because guests book and cancel reservations every day. If I don't get a particular dining experience at my 180 day mark I will stalk the reservation system  until a spot opens up. It usually works for me, so as long as you are dedicated, you can probably find an opening.

    I hope this helps, and my fingers are crossed that you get all of the reservations you need. Time is of the essence, so call quickly!
    If you need anything else please come back and see us. Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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