Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Sep 4, 2013
    Jenna Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! :) We were unable to get a reservation at Chef Mickey's during the Halloween week we will be there.I was told from a couple people at reservations that if we go, there is a chance we can still get in with a wait.Has anyone had any luck with that?

    Hi Jenna!
    Stand by is not the preferred method for getting into popular dining experiences, obviously, but there is always a slight chance if you time it right.
    I have experience doing this, although it was not on purpose.
    While staying at the Contemporary, my girls wanted to do Chef Mickey's for breakfast and we did not have ADRs (Advance Dining Reservations). I spoke to the Cast Members the night before (we wanted breakfast the next day). They said that although they could not "guarantee" me anything, if we were there first thing in the morning, we would probably get a table as many guests do not like to come that early. I was first in line the next morning at 7AM sharp and we were the first family to be seated.
    So, A) you need to be willing to be flexible and B) you need a little bit of pixie dust. BUT, it is definitely possible.
    Ask, and ask nicely, and be willing to do what is necessary.
    I hope this helps and I wish you a Magical trip!! :)
thumbnail image for Chris

Meet the Panelist: Chris, Massachusetts

I am a Disney fanatic!! Since childhood, I have been a fan of all things Disney; particularly the theme parks! There is no place on Earth that I would rather spend my time and I look forward to helping you create everlasting memories of your own! Learn More About Chris

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.