The Top Five Tips for Getting Disneyland Dining Reservations

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The Top Five Tips for Getting Disneyland Dining Reservations

Hey fellow Disney enthusiasts! If you're gearing up for a magical trip to Disneyland and want to ensure your taste buds are in for a treat, then buckle up. I've got the top five tips to help you snag those coveted dining reservations at the happiest place on earth!

updated: November 20, 2023

1. Plan Ahead for Popular Spots:

Disneyland dining spots can fill up faster than you can say "Mickey Mouse." So, my first tip is to plan ahead. Identify the popular restaurants on your must-try list and mark them on your itinerary. As soon as your booking window opens (60 days in advance for Disneyland Resort hotel guests and 30 days for others), jump online or on the Disneyland app to secure those reservations.

2.  Early Birds Get the Tables:

Want to dine at the hottest spots without the long wait? Be an early bird! Aim for breakfast or lunch reservations, especially if you have your eye on iconic places like the Blue Bayou or character dining experiences. Not only will you beat the crowds, but you'll also enjoy a more leisurely experience.

3.  Be Flexible with Timing:

Flexibility is the key to unlocking Disneyland dining magic. If your dream restaurant is fully booked for dinner, consider lunch or a late afternoon reservation. This way, you can savor the same fantastic food while maximizing your chances of securing a table.

4.  Explore Lesser-Known Gems:

While everyone is vying for the classic favorites, consider exploring some lesser-known gems. Places like Café Orleans or Wine Country Trattoria might not be on everyone's radar, but they offer fantastic dining experiences with a touch of magic. Expand your horizons and discover new favorites!

5.  Leverage Mobile Dining Check-In:

Say goodbye to waiting in long lines! Disneyland offers a convenient Mobile Dining Check-In feature on the app. Once you're in the park, use this handy tool to check-in for your reservation and receive a notification when your table is ready. It's a game-changer for maximizing your park time.

There you have it, my friends – the top five tips for securing Disneyland dining reservations. Now, go forth, book those tables, and get ready to indulge in a culinary adventure that will make your Disneyland experience even more magical!

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