• On Dec 8, 2016
    Ericka from IN 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.

    Is there a waitlist for dining reservations? We are going to MK on May 1st for my son's birthday and I wanted to go to "Be Our Guest" but of course, all dinner times are taken. Help please!

    Hey Ericka!

    Thanks for stopping by with this question about Advance Dining Reservations at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park

    As you have discovered, reservations at Be Our Guest Restaurant fill up quickly. There are no waiting lists for dining reservations, unfortunately. Your best bet is to check for a cancellation. But, do not fret, Ericka! You have plenty of time before your trip in May, and you have a good chance of something opening up by that time. In fact, I have been most successful in finding a cancellation a day or two before our trip. Guests tend to finalize their plans as their vacation approaches, so you just might have the best chance a few days prior to your vacation. In any case, continue to check daily for a cancellation, and I'll send pixie dust that something opens up!

    As a backup, I suggest making a reservation at The Crystal Palace, where you can dine with Winnie the Pooh and friends. My three daughters love The Crystal Palace, and it's a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday! Speaking of birthdays, be sure to pick up a "Happy Birthday" button for your son when you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Quick Tip: Be sure to take a look at the Customize Your Special Occasion page on the Walt Disney World Resort website where you can personalize your celebration and even order a custom cake!

    I hope this helps with your planning, Ericka. Please stop back and let us know if you have any additional questions. Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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