• On Jan 22, 2011
    Kimberly from ON 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.

    We are visiting Disney from Feb. 12-19th. I have been trying for weeks to book our dining, and most restaurants are already booked up. I am finding this very disappointing and frustrating. Any tips on how to get into these places that we really want to try

    Hi Kimberly:

    With Advance Dining Reservations open 180 days in advance, it can be tough to get a reservation at your favorite restaurants at popular times. I would call back the Disney Dining Reservation line periodically. Sometimes you can take advantage of a cancellation. Also, let the reservationist know if you can eat early or late. Often, such flexibility can be a great help with snagging a hard-to-get reservation. If you are feeling lucky, you can always try to get a walk-up reservation while at the Park if any last-minute reservations opened up.

    If you really would like to revisit an old favorite restaurant or try a new one that is booked solid though your vacation, try making a lunch reservation instead of one for dinner. I've had great luck scoring lunch reservations at my favorite restaurants, some even last-minute.

    Enjoy your vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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