Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 2, 2009
    Rachel from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have tried for the last 3 days at 7 am to make dining reservations for Cinderella's Royal Table. We are a party of 7 and I have even suggested that we coulb be split up and the tables of 4 are full as well. Any advice?

    Hi, Rachel!  You are trying to get the most difficult to obtain, most sought after reservation in all of Walt Disney World.  I know the frustration you are going through, because I have been in a position myself to dial in at oh dark thirty in the morning, only to be told there were no reservations available - and I'm not even a fan of Cinderella's Royal Table!  The things we do for our kids!

    My advice is to keep trying, but when the phone is answered, just keep clicking the number 1 - even though it's now a voice activated system, this will bypass all of the questions and put you in the call queue quicker.  Once you get through to a human being, now is not the time to exchange pleasantries!  Tell them the restaurant, the number in your party, and the date you want to go.  Choose breakfast, lunch or dinner, and let them see what they can find.  The breakfast reservations are usually booked by about 7:15 each morning, so there is absolutely no time for chit chat!

    If all else fails, and you find that you cannot get a reservation anytime during your vacation, keep trying.  Call back and check for cancellations - all the way up to 48 hours prior to your stay.  I have known people who have lucked into a cancellation, and you might, too!

    If you just can't get in, no matter what, consider trying to reserve Restaurant Akershus at EPCOT for breakfast, lunch or dinner; or 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian, where you will find Cinderella at dinner time. 
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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