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  • On Dec 20, 2008
    Amanda from MO 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.

    What will we have to do to eat at Cinderellas Table? I heard that you have to make reservations 180 days early to only get the "chance" to be able to eat there in a drawing? Is that true? I want to go but only if I know for sure that we will eat

    Myth busters to the rescue! No, no no. There is no drawing relating to eating in Cinderella's Castle at Cinderella's Royal Table. 

    Since it is very popular and it is a very small restaurant, making reservation 180 days in advance is highly recommended, and for some peak travel periods the restaurant will likely be sold out quickly on that day.  Nevertheless, I've found that if you call 407-WDW-DINE periodically to see if there have been any cancellations, you can usually find some availability during your stay.  I've even heard of people finding walk-up availability - not something I would count on, but it CAN happen.

    So, if you really want to eat there, make sure you are on the phone at 7am ET 180 days in advance, and please don't give up if for some reason you don't find availability at the time or date you desire on your first try. 

    Lastly, I'd also recommend you practice this call a day or two in advance, just to make sure you have the timing, phone number, and process all set to go.

    Hope that helps.
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