Family at EPCOT Festival of the Holidays; father holding son; mother eating a cookie wearing Santa hat
  • On Sep 27, 2023
    Jessica from NC 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 am trying to make a reservation at Nine Dragons for 12/3 but the calendar is grayed out from 11/28 forward...but I can make reservations at other restaurants through 12/6. Does anyone know of a glitch or reason?

    Hiya Jessica,

    Welcome back to planDisney! If there is one topic I love to discuss above all others, it is dining. Some people visit the Most Magical Place on Earth for the attractions, some for Cinderella Castle; I’m all about the food. I spend so much time carefully crafting my itinerary to fit as many dining locations as possible.

    Nine Dragons Restaurant is definitely at the top of my wishlist. The Crispy Duck Fried Rice sounds like the stuff of dreams, and I could melt into a plate of Honey Sesame Chicken! Before I get carried away, let me get to your question. I’m sorry you had difficulty getting your holiday trip reservation, Jessica. That is always a little frustrating, especially when you can make other reservations. I contacted a Cast Member to confirm if there was anything amiss with Nine Dragons Restaurant or the site. Luckily, there are no reported glitches on the Walt Disney World dining website or any reported closures for your visit. The Cast Member I spoke to told me that likely what happened is that the dining location has not updated their reservation status/availability for those dates yet. It happens sometimes, but they recommend checking back in a few days to see if it has popped up. If it were me, I would check back daily on the site, but that’s just because I have the patience of Donald Duck.

    I hope this was helpful, Jessica. Before I let you go, don’t forget to check out the Candlelight Processional during your visit. It is my favorite part of the holiday season, and it always makes me remember the magic of the season. Please come back and see us if you need anything else!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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