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  • On Oct 14, 2011
    Renee Asked

    I booked a hotel through Disney because of the free dining deal. Well, this is becoming real annoying when I can't find anywhere to reserve for a table service meal! I would love to attend Mickey Backyard BBQ, Chef Mickey, Cape May Cafe.

    Hi Renee:

    With Advance Dining Reservations open 180 days in advance, it can be tough to get a reservation at your favorite restaurants at popular times, and you have your eye on some very popular restaurants.  I would call back the Disney Dining Reservation line periodically. Sometimes you can take advantage of a cancellation. Also, let the reservationist know if you can eat early or late. Often, such flexibility can be a great help with snagging a hard-to-get reservation. If you are feeling lucky, you can always try to get a walk-up reservation while at the Park if any last-minute reservations opened up.  But in the meantime, to make sure you secure some reservations, I would check out this list of Disney World restaurants, which you can sort and filter by food type, location, and experience. As soon as you find some interesting or appealing choices, make sure the restaurant participates in your dining plan and then make the reservation.

    Good luck. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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