• On Oct 1, 2021
    Arielle from NY 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! I have been up since 530am trying to make reservations for dining... but even being up when reservations opened, there was nothing available. I am going for my 30th and I am vegan, how do I get a slot if they are slot out before I can book?

    Hi Arielle,

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with a great question! I am sorry to hEAR that you are having trouble making advanced dining reservations.

    Looking at your arrival date, I was able to search reservations and find several for a group of four. My first question would be to ask how many people are in your party. If you have a group six or more, it can be difficult to find dining reservations. I often have split my larger groups into two or three smaller groups when making dining reservations. If you try this strategy, you will need to list a different person as the lead Guest on each reservation. If you are searching for a particular restaurant, some restaurants are wildly popular and reservations get booked quickly. I would try a different meal period (i.e. instead of dinner, try making a reservation for lunch).

    Using the My Disney Experience Mobile App, you can search dining reservations quite easily. Just click on the plus sign at the bottom of the home screen. If you have your heart set on a particular dining location, keep searching availability at that location. In the meantime, also make a reservation somewhere. There are quite a few dining options at Disney Springs if you have not considered any yet. My family loves The Edison and Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'.

    Arielle, do not lose hope! Cancelations do happen. I have also used dining reservation finder services online when I do not have time to look. I have had some success with the free services. Usually, however, I just pick an evening and then spend a few hours searching. When a reservation pops up, I grab it even if the time is not ideal. And I keep searching for a better time. Sending you some pixie dust to help find dining availability!

    Magic and memories,

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