• On Oct 31, 2019
    Angela from VA 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've planned a last minute trip to WDW over Thanksgiving & are super excited. However, this means I don't have the time I normally would to book dining reservations. Do you have any tips for booking dining for a party of 12?!

    Hi Angela,

    You'll have SO MUCH to be thankful for when you're making magical memories with your loved ones this Thanksgiving! I'm thrilled to hear that you've planned a last-minute visit to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" and I'd be happy to help you set up some dining reservations for your trip!

    Definitely feel free to look around online and see what's available! Some of the really popular restaurants may be difficult to find, but I'm confident that you'll find something you'll all love! A few of my favorite "off the beaten path" restaurants are Whispering Canyon Cafe, The Wave...of American Flavors, Biergarten Restaurant, Olivia's Cafe, Boma - Flavors of Africa, and Trail's End Restaurant. They're all fantastic and often have last-minute availability. Definitely check different times of day, too. For example, if you have your heart set on a specific restaurant and you don't see any dinner reservations available, check to see if there are any openings for lunchtime. Of course, there's no better way to start a magical Disney day than with a delicious breakfast, either, and I personally give bonus points if Mickey waffles are included! Mmm... Also, while the majority of dining reservations are being managed online now, Guests planning dining reservations for large groups may find it beneficial to call a Cast Member for assistance at 407-824-1391. With so many fantastic restaurants out there, I'm sending some pixie dust that you find the perfect dining reservations for your trip!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Angela, and please feel free to come back and see us again if we can help with anything else as you're planning your trip. I hope that you and ALL of your fellow Mouseketeers have a truly magical vacation later this month!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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