If you’re planning a vacation to Walt Disney World or Disneyland, then you can make your dining reservations before you even leave for your trip!
There are hundreds of dining opportunities in Disney parks and resorts, and many of these are sit-down, or “table-service,” restaurants. Even if you’re traveling during a less-crowded season, it’s always recommended that you make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) — for your meals.
BOOKING DINING in WALT DISNEY WORLD
Guests are able to make a dining reservation at most Disney World restaurants up to 60 days in advance of your meal.
Disney World Resort hotel guests may make reservations up to 60 days in advance plus the length of their stay up to 10 days. (So, 60 days before the first day of your stay, you can make reservations for the entire trip, even for days that are more than 60 days out.)
To make online reservations, click on any table service restaurant name in our
DISNEY WORLD RESTAURANT GUIDE
and select “Book Online.”
There are three ways guests may book Advance Dining Reservations:
Book By Phone
To reserve by phone, call 407-WDW-DINE (3463), answer a few voice-activated questions, and you’ll be transferred to a dining agent who will book your meals for you. The phone line opens at 7AM EST each day.
Book via the Walt Disney World Website
You can also book online via the Disney World Website. Reservations open online at 6AM EST, but we recommend trying to book as early as 5:45AM, as some open a little bit early.
Just enter your search specifics in the Disney search box, or use the Check Availability tool on any individual Table Service restaurant’s page.
From here, you will enter your party size for the date and meal time you are interested in.
Then you can select the time you prefer or search for others.
Note that you may search by general Mealtime (Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner) or by blocks of hours for more specificity.
From here, simply select your preferred time option and fill in the rest of the requested information! Disney will send a confirmation of your reservation via email, and it will also appear in your My Disney Experience account.
Book via the My Disney Experience App
Additionally, dining reservations can be made replicating the steps above on the My Disney Experience app on your smart device.
BE ADVISED THAT Disney World currently requires that guests have a reservation to enter the theme parks called a Park Pass. So, to dine at a Table Service restaurant inside a theme park you will need: (1) valid park admission (2) a required Park Pass reservation for park entry (called a Park Pass) AND (3) a dining reservation. Disney states that “Dining reservations do not guarantee admission to the park.”
Guests may cancel existing dining reservations via the same tools mentioned above: by logging into the via the Disney World Website or My Disney Experience app and selecting the reservation they wish to cancel and following the provided prompts.
Disney World table service locations require a credit card number for booking. Your card won’t be charged at booking, but it will be held and charged a fee of $10 per guest on the reservation if you don’t show up for the meal or cancel up to two hours in advance for most dining experiences.
HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS for Advance Dining Reservations!
- We have a list of EVERYTHING to consider BEFORE making your Disney World dining reservations.
- These are the MISTAKES that you’ll want to AVOID when booking Disney World dining reservations.
- Wondering what Disney restaurants are right for your family? Use our customized Disney Restaurant Search Tool to plug in your criteria and read about recommended restaurants!
- There are a few restaurants that require pre-payment (i.e. Cinderella’s Royal Table and other select specialty dining experiences)
- Don’t want to schedule your whole trip around dining reservations? Here’s a great list of restaurants where you can usually get a seat, even if you don’t have a reservation: Best Disney World Restaurants Without a Reservation
- What happens if you MISS your Advance Dining Reservation? Find out here.
“Oh, No! I DON’T have (or could not get) an Advance Dining Reservation! What are my options?”
- Too late to get a reservation? Check out our Most Popular Disney World Restaurants (And Alternatives When They’re Full!) post!
- Dreaming of dining at an extremely popular restaurant (like, say, Be Our Guest Restaurant or any of THESE in-demand restaurants), but just couldn’t get one? We have three HUGE tips for snagging in-demand reservations HERE.
- Are you hungry RIGHT NOW, but don’t have a reservation? Both Disney World and Disneyland Resort offer a Walk-up Waitlist feature on their respective apps! You can find out about Disney World’s Walk-up Waitlist feature here, and Disneyland Resort’s Walk-up Waitlist feature here.
For more Disney dining information, including details on dining discounts, restaurants, dining plans, menus, and more, visit our Disney Dining Reference Page.
And for a soup to nuts look at Dining in Disney World, including over 900 pages of tips, experience-based advice, recommendations and suggestions, and more, check out our Disney Food Blog Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book!
BOOKING DINING in DISNEYLAND
Most Disneyland dining reservations can currently be made 60 days in advance. Just call 714-781-DINE (3463) between 7AM and 9PM daily (Pacific Time) up to 60 days prior to your trip and a cast member will help you book your dining.
You can also book online using the Check Availability tool on each restaurant’s page located on Disneyland’s Website or the Disneyland Mobile app, taking the same steps as seen above from the Walt Disney World website and app.
Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel can take advantage of Preferred Dine Access for select hotel table service restaurants (meaning that a limited number of seats are reserved for Disneyland Resort Hotel guests during their hotel stay).
Please Note: Disneyland table service locations also require a credit card number for booking. Your card won’t be charged at booking, but it will be held and charged a fee of $10 per guest on the reservation if you don’t show up for the meal or cancel up to two hours in advance for most dining experiences.
Disney has shared that the policy above not apply to Downtown Disney District restaurants, World of Color Dessert Party, the Princess Breakfast Adventure at Napa Rose, and Tomorrowland Skyline Terrace. Guests are advised to confirm the policy before finalizing a reservation: “When booking online or in the Disneyland app, please refer to the cancellation policy provided at the time of booking and in your email confirmation.”
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