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  • On Jun 14, 2024
    Josh from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are trying to book a restaurant now that our 60 day window (Aug 12) has arrived and Trader Sam’s Tiki Bar is never available (tried twice)! Is there no option to reserve a table there? It looks like Fantasmic Dining is also not an option?

    Hi there, Josh! Thank you so much for visiting planDisney with your question and I'll be delighted to share some answers with you. 

    I'm so sorry to hear you ran into a snag while trying to secure dining reservations. I completely empathize with you, because Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is one of my most favorite dining experiences across the entire Disneyland Resort and I'm always eager to get a reservation there, too! I'm already dreaming of those tempura-battered green beans and an island-inspired cocktail under the glow of the tiki torches!

    While most dining reservations are available up to 60 days prior to your arrival date, I have noticed that not all dining locations open availability at the same time or they may simply be so popular that their reservations are swept up quickly! I always recommend checking back periodically each day, since availability may change and you never know when other Guests may cancel a reservation and free up the reservation inventory. I realize that takes some extra work, but I hope you'll agree that both Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar and Fantasmic! Dining Packages would be worth the wait, so don't give up! If you haven't already tried this, I suggest using the dining packages page to search for those specific dining events.

    Now, Josh, I want to mention one option at least for Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. Many participating restaurants offer the mobile dine walk-up availability feature which allows you to place your name on the virtual list for same-day dining using the official Disneyland mobile app. I've actually had great success using this service specifically at Trader Sam's, so I hope you're able to find something that works for you, too. 

    I hope this is some helpful guidance for now, Josh. If we can lend any other support or ideas to help you make the most of your visit, please don't hesitate to reach out to planDisney again. We'd love to see ya real soon!

    Blue Skies and Sunshine,
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