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  • On Jul 18, 2022
    Isabella from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I tried making a reservation for the lamp light lounge right at midnight so that it would guarantee I got a reservation the day/time I wanted 60 days from now. but when I checked the website said there were no times available. How is that even possible?

    Hi Isabella!

    Welcome to planDisney!

    This is a great question. Dining at Disney Parks has become so popular and so much of its own 'thing' that I like to say that Disneyland could probably be called an Eat Park too! Pro Tip: Be sure to keep up with the Disney Parks Blog as they often list Foodie Guides and highlight new delicious dishes. You can even follow them across all of your social media channels so you'll be sure to never miss a story!

    It is true that Disneyland Dining Reservations open for booking 60 days in advance; however, not every dining location opens for booking that far out. There isn't exactly a list of which locations open 60 days and which locations open at 45 or even 30 days out, as it can also sometimes depend on the season or each location's staffing availability, etc. While Lamplight Lounge is one of the most popular dining locations at Disneyland Resort, I, like you, doubt that it's truly booked up for the whole day each day of your visit. The best advice I can give is to keep checking back and keep trying. When looking for a reservation, sEARch both by mealtime (lunch, dinner, etc) but also pick a specific time (11:20 A.M., 5:50 P.M.) as that sometimes yields more results. 

    If you keep sEARching and checking back and you still can't find anything, don't give up! You might still be able to enjoy this location by checking in with the Host stand to see if there's any same-day walk-up availability. Better yet, use the new Mobile Dine Walk-Up Availability in the Disneyland Mobile App as soon as you get near the Pixar Pier area.

    One last thought that I have is how many are in your party? In the early days after the reopening, Advance Dining Reservations were limited to six per table; if you have more than six in your crew, try breaking your group down to two or three smaller reservations and see if that yields any results. (Pro Tip: You'll only be able to look and book one table per My Disneyland Account, so have someone else in your party book table number two. Aim to get the reserved seating times as near each other as possible, and then at check-in ask if your two tables can be sat together.)

    I hope that this helped to clEAR your question up, Isabella! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Panel Instagram account where we're sharing all kinds of tips and tricks. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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