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  • On Oct 24, 2021
    Joseph from TX Asked

    Why am I not able to book reservation for dining. I am 60 days from my trip and have tried selecting each hour of the day on the 23rd of December and the response I get is that the system could not load.

    Hey there, Joseph. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. 

    Here at planDisney, we are a group of moms, dads, aunts, uncles and even puppy parents that love sharing our knowledge and expertise on how to plan an awesome Disney vacation. Dining is such a fun part of a Walt Disney World vacation and it can be so frustrating to have problems using the booking site. I'm really sorry you are experiencing this. I, too, am going to be at Walt Disney World at the same time and have not been able to secure dining reservations for my trip online either. I am getting some of the same error messages as you. 

    If you haven't already, I suggest calling to make your advanced dining reservations. The number is 407-WDW-DINE and the phone lines open up each day around 7:00 a.m. Mickey Mouse's time. I know since we are past the 60-day window, we might not have a lot of offerings to choose from but reservations do open up in real-time when someone changes their mind and cancels so it is best to keep checking back. I've had great luck securing dining reservations the closer it gets to an actual vacation because people will cancel their plans so as not to get charged the no-show fee. 

    I've also looked up the actual phone numbers of restaurants, particularly at Disney Springs, and have given them a call asking for a reservation. This seems to work particularly well at The BOATHOUSE and STK Orlando. OpenTable also has a lot of restaurants on their platform at Disney Springs and I've used that app several times to find a dinner reservation while there. 

    All this to say, I'm really sorry you are having trouble. I do hope you are able to call and get some of your must-try reservations for your upcoming trip. If you have any other questions about this or anything else, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Have fun and enjoy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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