• On Sep 28, 2014
    Joni from PA 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.

    Why can't I book dinner reservations? We are staying at a Disney select hotel, but not one of their hotels. Our trip is in mid-Nov, a slow week. We have a party of 7. Is the problem that we booked too late, too soon or the party too large?

    Hi Joni:

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I am so sorry you have not been able to secure your
    Advanced Dining Reservations for your November visit to Walt Disney World Resort.  Advanced Dining Reservations become available 180 days prior to your arrival date, and the popular locations do tend to fill up quickly.  I would suggest to keep trying.  As the date approaches, families will finalize their itineraries and cancel unwanted dining reservations to avoid the cancelation fees.  I have made several last minute dining reservations very close to our arrival date, so it does happen.  I would also suggest trying to book your dining at off peak hours, to give yourself a better chance of finding a reservation.  if you still don't have any luck, once you arrive at a theme park for the day, head over to the dining location as soon as possible and see if you can secure a walk up reservation for that day.  

    I hope you will be able to secure some Advanced Dining Reservations Joni.  Please let me know if you have any other questions, I would be happy to help.

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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