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  • On Oct 8, 2022
    Nancy from MI 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 visiting Walt Disney world 11/19 over thanksgiving. I have been trying to get reservations for dinner and/ or Lu nch 60 days before my visit. I am having a tuff confirming reservations. I tried oct 6, 7 and 8 for a nov 19reservation.

    Hello Nancy!

    There are so many incredible restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort! They are located inside the Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs, and the Resorts. Sometimes it can be difficult to find an Advanced Dining Reservation during busy times at Walt Disney World, according to my experience.

    I have a few strategies that I use to secure Advanced Dining Reservations. First, I keep checking for dining availability every day right up until my Walt Disney World vacation begins because often Guests cancel their Advanced Dining Reservations before their vacation. Also, sometimes Advanced Dining Reservations become available 24 hours before (due to Guests canceling or changing their Advanced Dining Reservations) or on the day of your park visit (so make sure you check on the day of your theme park visit). Secondly, I would try looking at places to dine outside the theme parks, such as restaurants inside the Walt Disney World Resorts or Disney Springs. Some of my favorite restaurants are located inside a Walt Disney World Resort! If a restaurant is inside a theme park, you will need a Walt Disney World ticket and a Theme Park Reservation to enter the park. For the restaurants at Disney Springs or inside the Resorts, you will not need a theme park ticket to dine at them. My third strategy is to search for dining times outside the regular meal times to increase your chances of finding dining availability.

    I hope you experience some of the fantastic restaurants at Walt Disney World!

    Marc L.
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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