dining with Minnie at Cape May
  • On Oct 2, 2016
    Mary from LA Asked

    If there are no available reservations for a restaurant (ex. Be Our Guest), is there any chance of going that morning, being put on a wait list, and actually getting a table?

    Hi Mary, 

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us another question.

    Unfortunately, Walt Disney World Resort restaurants don’t keep a “wait list” for Guests wishing to dine there. While you can always try to see whether any tables are available for your party (especially at the beginning of, say, a restaurant’s dinner service or when it opens), extremely popular restaurants such as Be Our Guest Restaurant don’t typically hold any table for “walk ups”. 

    That being said, don’t give up! Please keep checking to see whether another Guest has cancelled a dining reservation that you can snap up. While there isn’t a specific time of day that is better than others in terms of picking up cancelled dining reservations, I’ve found that logging on first thing in the morning is when I have the most luck.

    I’ve found that I’ve had the most luck finding dining availability 24-48 hours before the day that you’d like to dine in a given Walt Disney World restaurant. That’s when lots of dining reservations get cancelled in order to avoid being charged a no-show fee pursuant to each individual restaurant’s cancellation policy. It’s worth a try if you have your heart set on dining in a certain location. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions!

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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