• On Nov 2, 2020
    Averel from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Why can't I reserve a table for 5 for lunch or dinner?

    Welcome to planDisney, Averel! 

    One of my family's absolute favorite parts of any Walt Disney World Resort vacation is the food. Whether we are breakfasting with Mickey Mouse and friends at Topolino's Terrace or having a date night at The BOATHOUSE, we always dine in style. 

    Averel, advance dining reservations can be booked up to 60 days in advance. If you are within your booking window, and I believe that you are as I see you are arriving in December, the reason that you are unable to make reservations is simply that there are none available at this time. The week of December 23rd is often the busiest week at Walt Disney World Resort and combined with limited seating due to social distancing, some locations may have booked up a little earlier than they would normally. 

    While I know it is disappointing to not be able to book what you would like right away, I would encourage you to keep checking back. Reservations are updated in real-time and are constantly changing. Although it takes a bit of work to keep checking, I have pretty much always been able to snag any reservations that I wished within a week or so of my arrival. 

    Averel, have you downloaded the My Disney Experience Mobile App? The app has been updated to include a "walk-up wait list" feature for select table service locations, which may come in handy during your fabulous festive holiday. 

    I hope that this helped, Averel. Please come back here to planDisney if we can help answer any other questions for your ho ho holiday! 

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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