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The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations

by Mommy Frog on August 28, 2021 101 Los Angeles

The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations - PinterestYou frog fans know we're all about vacation and theme park planning, especially when it comes to Disneyland. So it's no surprise that we're all about making Disneyland dining reservations as soon as our booking window opens up. While getting last-minute Disneyland dining reservations isn't quite as hard as it sometimes is at Walt Disney World, those who plan in advance have an advantage over those who do not. Dining windows are filing up 60 days out, which is unusual for normal times, but that's the norm right now. Some locations are harder to get into than others (cough, cough Blue Bayou and Carthay Circle). And with more and more dining locations opening up following Disneyland's reopening, it's especially important to plan ahead.

In restaurant news, Disneyland recently announced the return of several character dining experiences and the reopening of Carthay Circle's dining room. Woo hoo! Carnation Café is making a comeback too! Sadly, Disneyland also announced permanent closures of two hotel restaurants: Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel and PCH Grill (home of the Donald Duck Seaside Breakfast) at Paradise Pier Hotel. We are hopping to find out what will replace them.

If you are visiting in 2021, get those Disneyland dining reservations in place as early as possible. After all, the early frog gets the flies! We've put together this post as the ultimate guide to making Disneyland dining reservations.

What to Know About Disneyland Dining Reservations Right Now

The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations-Lamplight Lounge Lobster Nachos With a View of Pixar Pier

As Disneyland returns to more normal operations, dining options are limited, and demand is high for all table-service reservations. During this time and through the end of 2021, book your Disneyland dining reservations as soon as you can (these open up to 60 days in advance, but some locations do not book that far in advance, so keep checking back if you cannot find a reservation). More and more restaurants are opening all the time.

It's tricky to figure out exactly what time dining reservations go live these days. We start checking in the middle of the night at 3 or 4 a.m. and often see things pop up between 6 and 7 a.m., however, we have also seen times get released in the afternoon or even a few days later! That means if you do not see what you are looking for early, keep checking throughout the day and as time goes on. You may even pick up someone else's cancellation. Also, try adjusting your party size if you can't find what you want. You can usually add or subtract a guest when you check in.

Things are operating a little differently right now. Disneyland limits capacity through a theme park reservation system. You'll need both a valid theme park ticket and a park reservation for the same park on the same day to enter a theme park (dining or hotel reservations do not guarantee entry). Park hoppers need to reserve the theme park they wish to enter first and then may hop after 1:00 p.m. if there's availability. Plan your reservations around that schedule.

You can book for the days you hope to get reservations for (and remember to cancel if you cannot visit that day). Or, you can make your theme park reservation before booking dining. we book dining just in case and cancel if our theme park plans change.

One thing that we have encountered with dining reservations lately is that a virtual queue Boarding Group will get called, and it always seems to occur at or near a time that conflicts with our dining reservations. If that happens we hop by the restaurant first to see what we should do. We have managed to get in to dine sooner or several hours later than scheduled to accommodate our Boarding Group. Although we have had some restaurants give us problems if we do not check in with them before riding. We take screenshots of all our reservations and Boarding Groups just in case so that nothing disappears after our reservations time passes. We can usually add or subtract a guest from the reservation as people's plans or hunger levels change. We have always found the restaurants to be very accommodating to our changing needs as long as we have a reservation and communicate.

Which Restaurants Are Open?

The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations - Carthay Circle Lounge Food

First of all, make sure you hop over to our post on what's open at Disneyland for a full list of the rides, experiences and restaurants that will be available to enjoy!

The following table-service (or buffet) dining experiences are open, with more opening soon:

  • Alfresco Tasting Terrace for Legacy Passholders and their guests)
  • Blue Bayou
  • Café Orleans
  • Carnation Café (reopens Sept. 16)
  • Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining (outdoors)
  • Carthay Circle Restaurant
  • Goofy's Kitchen (characters return for buffet breakfast and dinner Sept. 16, 2021, and before then the buffet is open without characters)
  • Lamplight Lounge (brunch has returned on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only)
  • Note that additional Lamplight Lounge — new Boardwalk Dining requires no reservation!
  • Napa Rose
  • Napa Rose Lounge
  • Napa Rose — Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures
  • Oga's Cantina
  • Plaza Inn — Minnie & Friends Breakfast
  • River Belle Terrace
  • Storytellers Cafe
  • Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar (New to Disneyland dining reservations, bookings for lunch and dinner open Aug. 11 for dining reservations as of Aug. 15.)
  • Wine Country Trattoria (reduced hours)

The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations - Monte Cristo and Pommes Frites

Be sure to look at menus ahead of time as offerings may be limited at this time. For example, the Monte Cristo at Cafe Orleans is now a half order and it comes with pommes frites. You cannot order a basket or side of pommes frites. They only come with the Monte Cristo and three-cheese Monte Cristo.

Which Restaurants and Dining Experiences Are Closed?

Some character dining remains closed for now, but a few are returning in July and August. These table-service restaurants are closed (but keep checking back as we expect to see some begin to return):

  • Dining packages and experiences, such as Fantasmic! Dining Packages, Plaza Inn Dining Packages, Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience, World of Color Dining Package and World of Color Dessert Party
  • Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast (the restaurant where it is held is being permanently closed) The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations-Wearing Mask at Table

What's New in Disneyland Dining?

Besides a limited number of choices of restaurants, there are few new changes. You can now join a Walk-Up List at select table-service restaurants. When you approach the restaurant, pull up the Disneyland app and tap Join-Walk-Up List. A red notice should tell you if the restaurant is at capacity. But you might get lucky. You might want to use this strategy when you cannot find a reservation. Another strategy is to keep checking for openings as your visit approaches. You might pick up a cancellation.

As mentioned above, you can still make reservations for Lamplight Lounge; however, the upstairs part (Boardwalk Dining) now has walk-in availability. So if you cannot get a reservation, you might still have access to those delicious lobster nachos!

Other big news is now that Blue Bayou has returned, you can enjoy beer, wine and New Orleans-themed cocktails with your meal. This is a big deal because alcohol is not served at Disneyland Park, except for Oga's Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. But that's like a whole other planet. For non-drinkers, new variations of the famous nonalcoholic Mint Julep are in the works. Yum!

Several characters are making their way back to character dining. And the wait is over for Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. You can make reservations instead of waiting several hours for this popular tropical-themed destination.

The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations - Lady and birthday Mickey cakeWhen you make a reservations online or through the app, you can now add a celebration cake to the reservation. It's a fun way to surprise someone in your party or celebrate a special occasion.

And since we are positive-thinking frogs, we expect the world we know and love to slowly return to normal. So we are going to leave our advice and information about Disneyland Dining Reservations right here. Some of the information is still valid, such as booking up to 60 days in advance. Many of the experiences are simply unavailable at this time. Read ahead and add some choices to your wish list for a future visit. And don't froget about Downtown Disney! The shopping and dining district is hopping with restaurant choices and fun. Here's the inside scoop on every Downtown Disney restaurant. If you leave the park with a rumbling belly, there is plenty to eat in Downtown Disney.

When and How to Make Disneyland Dining Reservations

Disneyland Dining Reservations - Mint JulepFor Disneyland dining reservations, the booking window opens 60 days in advance. While two months might seem like a long time out to book a dining reservation, for Disneyland, it's not. In fact, sometimes Disneyland does not release reservations until a few weeks out. So if you do not see what you are looking for, be sure to hop back again and again as more dates are released for some restaurants. What time do reservations go live? Some restaurants seem to go live at 3 a.m. PST; others shortly after 6 a.m. Sometimes in the afternoon. It's tough to figure out. We Frogs have lost sleep trying to reserve our future dining!

If you know when you will be visiting, you can either call (714) 781-DINE or use the online reservations system to reserve your spot at restaurants in Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney and the three on-site hotels. It is also a good idea to reserve your character dining experiences in advance. You can also make (and cancel or change) reservations even more easily through the Disneyland mobile app.

Depending on the restaurant and dates of your visit, you might need to reserve early. You can often find Disneyland dining reservations on shorter notice on weekdays, especially during less busy times. But during the Disneyland phased reopening, reservations book up very quickly. If you are booking for a weekend, a holiday or other busy times at Disneyland, you’ll want to book as early as possible. If you are looking to enjoy a romantic meal at Blue Bayou Disneyland, snatch up one of the few Lamplight Lounge reservations or have a fine dining experience at Carthay Circle, it’s best to book 60 days in advance if you can. That being said, we've hoppened upon last-minute cancellations that have popped up, as well. So don't give up! If you don't find what you are looking for, keep checking. People may cancel closer to their event and you can pick that up.

If you are like me and like to keep your frogs all lined up in a row, reserve as soon as you know your travel dates. Less worry + less stress = a relaxing good time! If you do not like to wait for shows or get stressed about getting a good spot, you can also reserve dining packages. The packages provide a voucher for viewing shows or certain parades.

You can reserve to-go meals or table-service Disneyland restaurant meals that give you a voucher for reserved viewing areas for the Fantasmic! show in Disneyland Park; plus, during festivals, celebrations and certain parades, there may be additional special dining packages, so keep your eye out for those. At Disney California Adventure, you can reserve table-service packages for shows such as World of Color. Another dining choice is a dessert party that offers the only seated viewing for World of Color with desserts and beverages. Plus there is the Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience at Disneyland, where you can relax and take in a unique view of the fireworks.

Disneyland Restaurants That Accept Dining Reservations

Disneyland Dining Reservations - Blue Bayou

If you want to make advance Disneyland dining reservations, here are the restaurants that accept reservations (some of these experiences are temporarily unavailable):

  • Blue Bayou is located in New Orleans Square. Its romantic seating overlooks part of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. It's always evening in there no matter what time you dine. Lunch reservations book up quickly. It offers prix fixe meal plans with vouchers for watching Fantasmic!. New adult drinks have arrived! A Hurricane on a hot day sounds perfect!
  • Café Orleans, also in New Orleans Square, has both indoor and outdoor tables with a view of the Rivers of America. Lunch reservations book up faster than dinner. It's the place to get your Monte Cristo and pommes frites.
  • Plaza Inn on Main Street does not require or take reservations for lunch or dinner, but advance reservations are recommended for the Minnie and Friends character breakfast.
  • Plaza Inn, at times, may offer dining packages for parade viewing (or fireworks viewing on New Year's Eve).
  • Carnation Café on Main Street does take reservations for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but they also accept walk-ins if there is availability. If you have to wait, you can enjoy yourself in the park and they will buzz you when your table is ready.
  • River Belle Terrace was converted to a table-service restaurant a few years ago. It has indoor dining and outdoor dining with a view of the Rivers of America. It serves lunch and dinner. You can reserve a prix fixe meal with vouchers for viewing Fantasmic!. You can also upgrade to watch the show from your table.
  • The Hungry Bear restaurant is a quick-service restaurant that also offers reservations for on-the-go Fantasmic! meals that you can take with you or enjoy at the restaurant tables. You will receive a voucher for a Fantasmic! viewing area.
  • Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience offers advance reservations for the balcony lounge at the Tomorrowland Expo Center. It's open from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly and includes boxed treats with fruits, cheese and sweets, along with hot or cold nonalcoholic beverages. If fireworks are shown that night, you'll be in for a sweet view of the show.
  • Over in a galaxy far, far away, you can make reservations for Oga's Cantina, the watering hole of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. This is the only place you can buy alcohol inside Disneyland park besides the exclusively private Club 33 and Blue Bayou. The process for making Oga's Cantina reservations is a little different from Disneyland's other restaurants. Oga's now allows 60-day advance reservations, so hop on over to that post for the most current scoop on how to get in (with or without your droids).

Disney California Adventure Restaurants That Accept Dining Reservations

The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations - Carthay Circle Entrance

California Adventure table-service restaurants that accept reservations include (some are currently unavailable):

  • Lamplight Lounge is a gastropub located on Pixar Pier. Enjoy bubbly cocktails and fun eats (lunch and dinner) with a view of the water and Pixar Pier. Hop in for delicious brunch Friday through Sunday!
  • Lamplight Lounge — Boardwalk Dining offers some "shorts" to share and drinks. Check the app for walk-up availability
  • Alfresco Tasting Terrace is the newest addition to the Disneyland Dining reservations system. This fun spot is open to Legacy Passholders and their guests. It has drinks that are themed to Disney California Adventure and savory bites to share.
  • Carthay Circle books up well in advance, depending on the season. If you can’t get into this retro fine dining establishment, the swanky lounge and lobby have some tasty bar bites and cocktails that are sure to satisfy any walk-in. People tend to line up for the lounge before Carthay Circle opens for lunch around 11:30 a.m. and around 4:30 p.m. for dinner.
  • Carthay Circle — Alfresco Dining offers smaller bites at lunch and dinner outside on the patio.
  • Wine Country Trattoria: Reservations are recommended to dine where Napa Valley meets Tuscany. This location offers World of Color dining packages (when available).
  • World of Color Dessert Party: This is not a restaurant, but it is a delicious way to relax and watch the World of Color while eating dessert and enjoying a beverage. Adult beverages are available, and tadpole beverages make a splash in a cool, light-up, wave-shaped World of Color stein.

Disneyland Dining Reservations - Lamplight Lounge

Downtown Disney Restaurants That Accept Dining Reservations

Disneyland Dining Reservations - Splitsville

The Disneyland dining reservations system also includes most of the many restaurants at Downtown Disney, which is within a hop, skip and jump of both parks. There are many choices. Our old favorite is Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, but the new Splitsville Luxury Lanes offers mouthwatering spins on classics like ahi tuna, filet sliders, grilled avocado and hand-tossed pizzas. If you drool over freshly baked bread, then perhaps La Brea Bakery is for you. (Ballast Point Brewing recently opened, but their reservations are made through OpenTable.)

Disney Hotel Restaurants That Accept Dining Reservations

The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations - Storytellers Dinner with steak and broccoli

There are some great restaurants in the hotels. One of our favorites for a nice, relaxing dinner (sometimes without Tad and Lily!) is Napa Rose at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. There is also Storytellers Café for a more budget-friendly family meal. Two hotels offer character breakfasts/brunches, as well as a character dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen. The newest character dining to join the lineup is the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures Experience. This brunch brings princesses to Napa Rose Thursday through Monday. We cannot wait for it to reopen!

Disneyland Character Dining Experiences

Disneyland Character Dining — Tiana

Disneyland offers some fun character dining experiences available in the parks and some on-site hotels. We always recommend getting Disneyland dining reservations at the following locations:

  • Goofy’s Kitchen is located in the Disneyland Hotel. Goofy’s Kitchen offers buffet dining at breakfast (brunch fare served at breakfast) and dinner. (Characters return Sept. 16, 2021.)
  • Mickey's Tales of Adventure is a buffet located in the Storytellers Café in the Grand Californian. Storytellers also offers a daily breakfast and brunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Brunch includes the same breakfast choices, along with daily lunch specials.
  • Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures is the newest character breakfast at the Napa Rose in the Grand Californian. This option is available Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast and brunch selections are served the whole time.
  • Plaza Inn in Disneyland has a Minnie and Friends character breakfast in the park.

If you happen to have Plaza Inn reservations (or Oga's Cantina reservations) before or at park opening, use the designated entrance. Arrive early, bring proof of your reservation and you can enter the park to make your reservation on time.

Dining Packages That Accept Disneyland Dining Reservations

Reserved dining packages at Disneyland Resort restaurants provide a prix fixe meal or an on-the-go meal with a voucher for priority viewing for shows such as Fantasmic! and World of Color. At times, there are limited-time parade dining packages, so always be on the lookout for those. There are no refunds on dining packages should the shows get canceled or experience technical difficulties.

Disneyland Dining Reservations - World of Color Dessert Party

Fantasmic! Packages (temporarily unavaialble)

Fantasmic! dining packages include:

  • Hungry Bear on-the-go meals that you can take with you or enjoy at the restaurant tables. You will receive a voucher for a viewing area. Reservations made from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. have vouchers for the first show. Reservations from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. are for the second show.
  • Blue Bayou Disneyland (three-course, prix fixe table service): You can reserve a dining package that gives you a voucher for a reserved viewing location. This package may include a cushion to sit on.
  • River Belle Terrace's three-course lunch (starting at 1 p.m.) or dinner (starting at 4 p.m.) can provide you with a voucher for a reserved viewing location. Or, you can upgrade to the Premium Package with seating to watch the 9 p.m. show from your table on the outdoor patio. It's best to call to ask about the premium package.

The vouchers for Fantasmic! will list the viewing area, the time you should arrive and show performance time. Seating is on the ground, but guests with disabilities will be accommodated. Guests with free FASTPASSes for the show or in standby areas will be standing room only.

World of Color Packages (temporarily unavailable)

World of Color has several different dining packages, including three-course menu dining packages, a buffet dinner and a seated dessert party. All dining locations are separate from the viewing area and give you a voucher to view the show from a reserved viewing area, except for the dessert party. The dessert party takes place at tables in the viewing area.

Here are the World of Color dining package options:

  • Carthay Circle: Lunch or dinner three-course, prix fixe menu.
  • Wine Country Trattoria: Lunch or dinner three-course, prix fixe menu.
  • World of Color Dessert Party: Dine at tables in a preferred viewing area with treats and a beverage while you watch the show. This is a pre-paid event.
  • Buffet Dinner at Storytellers Café (located in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa): All-you-care-to-eat buffet and nonalcoholic beverage (must have theme park admission to enter the park).

Plaza Inn Packages (temporarily unavailable) 

At certain times, there are dining packages that offer reserved parade viewing or reserved dining for special events. The packages may vary. For parades, you can make a reservation to eat lunch at a quick-service restaurant to receive a voucher. The voucher gives you access to a reserved viewing area later. Plaza Inn most commonly offers parade packages and even a fireworks meal and viewing package for New Year's Eve. There's a special reserved meal for Disneyland After Dark: Sweetheart's Nite event. You must have a party ticket to reserve it.

You can make it a magical day at Disneyland when you book the Magic Happens parade dining package at Plaza Inn. Each package comes with one lunch entree and drink, a voucher that provides access to the parade's viewing area and a Plaza Inn credential. The packages run $40 per adult and $24 per child ages 3 to 9. Annual passholder discounts apply.

Lunch reservations are available between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Parade vouchers are for the second parade. The menu includes short rib, chicken thigh, pesto-infused mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, corn relish and dessert. Vegetarian options are available. The kids menu includes fried chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn relish, dessert and a choice of applesauce or baby carrots.

Should You Call or Make Disneyland Dining Reservations Online?

I like the flexibility of the online system and Disneyland app. They allow me to see what times are available or easily check different days. It's not easy to get a person on the phone these days. Plus there is no on-hold time, making it more convenient for a busy parent. Certain events or dining packages are not available through the app, so be sure to check online or call if you don’t see what you are looking for through the app. Call for upgrades to the River Belle Terrace Premium Package. Keep in mind that hold times have been longer than usual, so use the app and Disneyland site as much as you can.

Keep in mind that all Disneyland dining reservations require a credit card deposit. If you can’t keep your reservation, be sure to cancel with at least 24 hours' notice, otherwise, your card will be charged $10 (sometimes per person). Most restaurants require 24 hours' notice of cancellation, but be sure to check the cancellation policy when you make the reservation. Certain restaurants (such as those during special events and holidays) may require up to 72 hours' notice.

If your restaurant has no availability, check for other party sizes. It's easier to modify a party size at the restaurant (to add or subtract people) than to get into a full restaurant when you don't have a reservation. But if you can't get in, you can always check in with the restaurant cast members that morning. They may have some cancellations that day, or walk-in availability. Also, lunch service usually starts at about 11 a.m. and dinner starts at 4 p.m. If you can eat during the off-times (such as a 3 p.m. lunch or early dinner), they may be able to fit you in better. That comes in handy if you have jetlag and are hungry at odd times.

This is all you need to know to successfully reserve your dining experience through the Disneyland dining reservations system. Try to book as soon as you can, but relax. Remember that the Disneyland Resorts are way more laid back than the Orlando resorts when it comes to reservations, so usually just a few weeks’ notice (and often less) is all you need to get your table.

Have a tip for making a Disneyland dining reservation that we haven't mentioned? Share in the comments below, then let us know your favorite Disneyland table service restaurant!

Related: Best Disneyland Quick-Service Restaurants

Related: Uncovering the Disneyland Secret Menu Items

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Oct 8, 2021 at 3:18 p.m. Shauna Says...

Hi! Do you know where the designated entrance is for a 8am plaza inn reservation? How early do they let people in? Thank you!

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Oct 8, 2021 at 10:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shauna!

The reservation entrance is all the way to the far left of the park entrance. Cast members will likely start letting in people with reservations about 15 to 20 minutes early.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2021 at 11:31 p.m. Mickey Frog Says...

I am trying to book for our Thanxgiving trip. I have been checking for Nov 24th, 25th, etc. and there is nothing to select, for ANY of the Restaurants. Have they even released these times yet? Anyone know?

Appreciate the assistance!!

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Oct 5, 2021 at 3:02 p.m. Ingrid Says...

I was up at 3:00am this morning for the following week, and nothing, then nothing at 6:00 either. Also, if you call the DINE line, it says that they can no longer make reservations. I'm not sure if this is just Disney reservations being Disney reservations, or a Genie issue in the making!

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Oct 5, 2021 at 9:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mickey Frog!

There is a chance that reservations have not been released yet. While restaurants can release reservations up to 60 days in advance, they may also release reservations at a later time. For instance, restaurants may be waiting until park hours are confirmed especially since it's around a big holiday. Unfrogtunately, there isn't usually an announcement or advance notice when this happens, so we suggest that you keep checking periodically!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 16, 2021 at 5:31 a.m. Tobeylynn Birch Says...

I just went through an unsuccessful attempt to get dining reservations for a November 14 visit to Disneyland. I had read that reservations become available 60 days before, so I started checking the reservation calendar a few days ago and determined from the latest available date that I would be able to book a reservation on September 15. Not knowing what time the calendar rolls over to the next available date, I decided to stay up until midnight and try then. I first logged in a few minutes before midnight and November 14 was not yet available. At midnight I entered my party size again and the 14th was now open on the calendar. So at this time it appears to roll over at midnight. However, the process was awful. After entering my mealtime choice, it begins to check for availability but almost immediately the app says it is having trouble displaying the screen (no doubt due to heavy traffic on the system) and provides a “button” to Try Again, which I do, repeatedly for 45 minutes until I decide to give up and go to bed. I wish they used a queue system, like many high-volume ticketing systems do, so you wouldn’t have to keep entering your request with random odds that any request will get through. I will keep checking back to see if I can nab any cancellations that might come up.

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Sep 8, 2021 at 8:59 p.m. Gwyn Says...

Hi! My fiancé and I are celebrating his birthday and our engagement in Disneyland beginning of next year, and we are hoping to get a reservation for the two of us. Do you have any tips for the best way to get a reservation? (I know that if we don't get one we can wait for cancellations but the planner in me wants to do my best to try to get the reservation when it opens.)

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Sep 10, 2021 at 12:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gwyn!

We'd start checking as soon as your 60-day booking window starts. And on that day, check several times throughout the day if you don't see anything at first. Also, just keep in mind that restaurants may release reservations later (and unfrogtunately, there isn't usually an announcement or advance notice for when this happens). For instance, restaurants may wait until park hours are confirmed if those are waiting to be determined. So it's always worth checking periodically leading up to your trip. And since you'll be visiting at the beginning of the year, January and February have some of the lowest crowds, so if all else fails, there may still be a chance for walk-up availability.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2021 at 4:51 p.m. EE Says...

in that photo with the happy birthday Mickey cake- how do you get that?! is it special order?!?

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Aug 10, 2021 at 12:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi EE!

Isn't it adorable?! It's an optional add-on - when you make your online reservation using the Disneyland app, you'll be asked if you'd like to add on a special occasion cake (the same as the one pictured). Easy peasy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 22, 2020 at 2:44 p.m. Bryana Says...

Hello! I made a character breakfast reservation at the Plaza Inn for a big party accommodating two families. Is it possible to split the upfront cost of the breakfast? I.e, one family pays for their family & same for the other family, rather than paying for the whole group?

Hope this makes sense, I appreciate the help!

Thanks!

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Jan 23, 2020 at 4:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bryna!

You'll pay upon check-in, and you should be able to split the bill in two. We have split other checks in the park, but sometimes they limit the split to two paying parties max. Even if that were the case, you'd be good in your situation!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2019 at 12:27 a.m. Sandy Says...

We are going to a character breakfast and were wondering about reservations. My grandson is only two so there is no charge for him, but should we still book for three people? I saw something about a cancellation fee being per person and although we don't plan to not show up if something happened I wouldn't want to have to pay a fee for him as well.

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Oct 29, 2019 at 8:43 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy!

Yes, you'll need to include him in your reservation just for the headcount for your table. They won't charge you a fee for him.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2019 at 5 a.m. MKS Says...

We are closing in on our first ever Disneyland trip, and just snagged an Oga's reservation for 8:35 am, with instructions to arrive at Oga's 15 minutes early (so at 8:20). There are extra magic hours that day, but we're not eligible, so we can't enter the park until 8. Having never been in the park before, I'm not sure how to best plan our arrival to be sure we're on time for our reservation. I would LOVE tips from you/your readers! Thanks in advance for any help :).

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Oct 17, 2019 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi MKS!

There's a couple of ways that you can do this. If you arrive about 30 minutes prior to rope drop, you should be able to walk back to your reservation on-time without issue. Getting there early means you're through security and ready for the touch points so that you just have to get your frog legs hoppin' to Oga's once the park opens :) However, guests with reservations are also able to head in a little early, even if the park isn't quite open yet; keep an eye out for a cast member with a reservation sign or ask at the turnstiles where to go if you have a reservation. Be sure to have your confirmation number with you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2019 at 3:11 p.m. MKS Says...

Thanks so much for your quick reply! We will definitely plan to arrive 30 minutes early and talk to a cast member about our reservation. I have been learning so much from your posts. Thanks for sharing all this great info - such a help for a first timer!

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Oct 17, 2019 at 10:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

You are so welcome, MKS! We're hoppy you stopped by :) Have a wonderful trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 14, 2019 at 10:38 p.m. Jennifer Perkins Says...

I was hoping to get a reservation for Minnie and Friends Character Breakfast the week of October 6-11, 2019, but it shows up as having no availability. Do you think it is likely they filled up that quickly (I understand they JUST opened the system for that week in the last few days)? Or is it possible they haven't opened reservations yet?

If they are booked, is there any "waiting list" type system?

Thanks.

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Aug 19, 2019 at 10:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

While there isn't a waiting list system, we'd suggest continuing to check back for cancellations, as they do hoppen. Good luck!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2019 at 8:20 p.m. Erica Says...

We're heading to Disney October 6-9 but when I got on today (59 days out) everything is blacked out from 9/29 on. I called and the gal at scheduling said she didn't know when those would open up. Does that happen often? Any idea when they might open?

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Aug 14, 2019 at 7:57 p.m. FBP Says...

We're you able to make reservations for these dates? Many of the restaurants still seem to be showing no dinner availability for me.

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Aug 12, 2019 at 12:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

It looks like these dates have just opened up online if you'd like to hop back and reserve - good luck!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 26, 2019 at 5:06 a.m. Amanda Hayden Says...

Hi! Do I need a ticket to Disney land in order to attend the princess breakfast? I was considering doing the breakfast on a separate day than Disney land.

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May 28, 2019 at 7:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda!

The Princess Breakfast Adventure is at the Grand Californian, so you won't need a ticket to be able to access breakfast. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 26, 2019 at 9:30 p.m. L Says...

I'm dying for a reservation for next week at the Blue Bayou, but it's all sold out! Do you know if there's a trick to ensuring I get a table at dinner? What are the chances a party of 5 can do a walk in?

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Apr 29, 2019 at 1:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi L!

We toadally understand - we love Blue Bayou! Keep checking and calling the reservations line in case of cancellations, especially one to two days before, when people are likely to cancel. Our advice is to get any reservation you can, even it if is not the correct time, and try to modify it in park if you need to. We have found it much easier to modify reservations (time and even party size) at the check-in counter than to walk in. But if you cannot score any reservation, you can try getting a walk-in reservation. They are subject to availability, though, so some days they take walk-ins and some days they do not. Good luck!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 7, 2019 at 1:10 p.m. Mark Says...

Does Disneyland require you to verify you have a park ticket before you can make a dining reservation?

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Apr 8, 2019 at 9:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mark!

They do not; you will need valid entry to get to the restaurant at the time of your reservation (if the restaurant you're heading to is in the park), of course, but no verification is necessary in advance by phone.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 29, 2018 at 4:37 a.m. Jessica Says...

Any idea what parades, shows etc will be available Jan 26-28, 2019? Are they all shut down at that time for “offseason”?

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Dec 29, 2018 at 6:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

Here is a list of what's coming to the parks for 2019! In addition to the Mickey and Minnie entertainment, there will also be Fantasmic!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 25, 2018 at 5:04 a.m. Tegan Says...

We have a dining reservation for goofy kitchen for dinner 535pm and plaza inn for breakfast 720am what is the time frame that we can arrive? How early? how late? Thanks has been a great help reading all your info.

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Dec 30, 2018 at 7:29 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tegan,

It’s best to arrive as close as possible to reservation time, but we have arrived 30 minutes early and have been accommodated when there is space. I would try not to be more than 15 minutes late.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 30, 2018 at 1:24 a.m. Bee Says...

Hi, I'm going to Disneyland the week before xmas. I heard that if you leave in the middle of the day for a breal you might not be let back in because if its too crowded. Will they let you in if you have an advanced dining reservation?

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Nov 30, 2018 at 3:40 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bee!

I would not worry about the park reaching capacity before Christmas—that is more likely to happen between Christmas and New Years. The last time the park reached capacity was Dec. 27 and 28, 2018. Should they close entry due to capacity, which is rare, they may let in guests with confirmed dining reservations and sometimes allow guests to re-enter the park and only close entry to new entrants. So you should be fine :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2018 at 4:38 p.m. Dave Says...

Do you know what time new days "unlock" at the 60 day mark? I'm looking to book a character breakfast and want to snag the earliest reservation. I've heard conflicting reports that the new day opens up at 9pm, midnight, and 3am! Any idea which is correct?!

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dave!

New days "unlock" at midnight if you are booking online, and the reservation phone line opens at 7AM.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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May 8, 2018 at 6:38 p.m. Erin Says...

Hi. I'm wondering if Napa Rose or Carthay circle would be a better bet for dinner on our second and final night? We are doing the Fantasmic package at River Belle (hoping to move that to Blue bayou) our first night. And lunch at Wine country trattoria package with paint night second day. Family of 4, 10 yr old twins. Thanks!

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May 15, 2018 at 1:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin,

Tough question! They are both great restaurants with a nice atmosphere. We find there is something exciting about going into Carthay Circle, but Napa Rose has a more traditional menu that works well for our family and pickier eaters. I would look at the two menus online in advance and decide based on what food your family enjoys more. You will be happy with either experience!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 7, 2018 at 2:14 a.m. Gayla Says...

We wanted breakfast with the princesses but I can't find it?

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May 8, 2018 at 9:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gayla!

Unfortunately, there is not a princess meal available at this time. For fun character dining, we recommend hopping on over to Goofy's Kitchen!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 26, 2018 at 5:34 a.m. Steve Says...

Hi I’m trying to book a Fantasmic dining package online for April 23rd, which is less than 60 days away, they should be available upto the 26th. But for some reason they won’t currently select past April 14th. Does anyone know why?

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Mar 6, 2018 at 9:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Steve!

April begins Pixar Fest at Disney's California Adventure, which will bring new nighttime entertainment to the park. This may be the reason behind the schedule being a bit off. We'll keep you posted!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Feb 7, 2018 at 10:16 a.m. Christian Najera Says...

Hi, I want to make a reservation for 2 people but there’s no availability. There’s one available for 3 people. Can I reserve the table for 3 but on have 2 show up? Do i get charged?

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Feb 7, 2018 at 7:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christian!

Disney's reservation system is very intricate, so there is likely a reason why there is a reservation available for 3, but not 2. There is a no-show fee if your whole party doesn't arrive that is likely to be put into effect if one person isn't present as well. We would recommend calling the reservation line to chat with them about your options!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 21, 2018 at 11:09 p.m. Barbara Says...

What time do the diner reservations open up at the 60 day mark?

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Jan 22, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Barbara,

Reservations open up at 8AM EST, as far as we know!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 13, 2017 at 10:51 p.m. Kelly Says...

I have reservations for the upgraded fantasmic river belle experience and world of color dessert party. Would anyone know if I stand in line early if I'm able to choose my table/seat? Or is there a way to reserve a table? I'm worried about not getting good seats especially for the price i'm paying. I heard mixed reviews that some seats at both experiences are not the best.

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Dec 4, 2017 at 6:37 a.m. Bere Says...

Hi!

I've had the chance of dinning at Be Our Guest in Diseny World, and it was an incredible experience!! Which restaurant I should not miss in my upcomming trip to Disneyland? Thanks!

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Feb 19, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. Natasha Says...

Don’t know if this info is too late for you, but the atmosphere of Blue Bayou is pretty incredible. Carthay Circle is also absolutely gorgeous and a replica of the theater where Snow White premiered. You’ll notice more historical gems at Disneyland, and the cast members are generally long-serving employees who take personal investment in the legacy. I’ve heard some of them at the Carthay Circle restaurant can give amazing tours and talk about the history behind the details.

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Oct 28, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. Paul Says...

I'm surprising my family of 4 with a holiday trip to DL, arriving on Christmas day. Can we eat at Goofy's Kitchen with a reservation but not have to use/buy a park pass to get there?

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Oct 29, 2017 at 9:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul,

Goofy's Kitchen is at the Disneyland Hotel. No admission required!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2017 at 5:15 a.m. Ronskee Says...

Is it possible to make reservations for Thanksgiving Day right now either at Storytellers Cafe or Goofy's Kitchen?

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Aug 30, 2017 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi,

As of now, both restaurants are only taking reservations through late October. Keep checking their web sites. November bookings should open soon!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 21, 2017 at 10:44 a.m. Enza_everywhere Says...

Does anyone know if we arrive at the gate and find out the park is at capacity. Will they still let us in if we have a dining package reservation at Blue Bayou? Worried about 4th July. Our plane lands at LAX from Aus at 9.30 am so just can't get there sooner on that day nut really want to celebrate 4th July Disney style.

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May 21, 2017 at 6:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Enza,

Unfortunately, if the park is at capacity, they will not let anyone in, regardless of dinner reservations. If people leave, then they will let more people in, so you still may make it in!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 5, 2017 at 8:51 p.m. Jennifer Says...

I have reservations for the Carnation Cafe during the Electrical Parade. How far in advance should we get there to request an outside table with our reservation so we can hear the parade and catch a glimpse of two. Thanks!!

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Apr 5, 2017 at 5:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

Outside seating will depend on what's available at the time. Arrive at least 15 minutes early and put in your request, but understand there will be other diners with the same idea who may take their time while dining outside.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2017 at 4:32 a.m. Natalie Says...

I'm planning to reserve a character breakfast at the Plaza Inn online and was wondering if my card will be charged other than if I don't show up or don't cancel on time. I also wanted to know if I need to bring my credit card when I show up for it?

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Mar 27, 2017 at 8:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalie,

Your card will not be charged unless you don't show up or do not cancel on time. It's a good idea to bring the card, but you may pay with cash or another card when you receive the final bill.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 14, 2017 at 10:57 p.m. Randi Says...

I am only staying at Disneyland for 1 day, what restaurant do you recommend is one of the best?

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Mar 15, 2017 at 7:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Randi,

The Blue Bayou is the best dining experience in Disneyland. Hop onto that one!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 21, 2017 at 10:59 p.m. Katie Says...

Can you reserve a character breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen without having park tickets for that day? We're only spending two days at the park so it would be great if we could do character dining another day. I just wondered since it's in Disneyland Hotel and not in the actual parks if that was a possibility. Thanks.

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Feb 21, 2017 at 8:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katie,

Yes, you can dine at Goofy's Kitchen without needing to buy park tickets!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 14, 2017 at 7:31 a.m. Leslie Says...

We check in on wed 03/01 and are staying at the Disneyland Resort - but don't have park tickets for the day we arrive, but made 7.50pm reservations to eat at Blue Bayou inside the park - can we do that w/out a ticket?

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Jan 16, 2017 at 6:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lesile,

Blue Bayou! I'm one jealous frog!

You will need Disneyland admission in order to enter the park to dine at the restaurant.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog.

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Jan 9, 2017 at 6:57 p.m. SMC Says...

Hi, do you know if it is possible to book in advance (by phone) a table for two? I would like to make a marriage proposal there but would be a lot better if only my and my girlfriend are on the table.

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Jan 9, 2017 at 2:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sergio,

If you already have the day in mind, call Disney Dining Reservations at (714) 781-DINE. Depending on the restaurant and time of year, they should not have a problem lining up a table for two. Good luck!

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog.

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Dec 27, 2016 at 10:52 a.m. Karina Says...

I've just made a reservation online for breakfast at Goffy's Kitchen. Do I still need to buy the character dining sold at other websites or will I be charged there, at the restaurant? Are the prices the same? Thank you! Love all your tips!

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Dec 27, 2016 at 11:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Katrina,

If you've already made a reservation, then you're good to go. You'll be charged for dining at the restaurant. Say "Hi" to Goofy for me.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 29, 2016 at 8:38 p.m. Claire Says...

Can I get harbour galley food to go?

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Dec 12, 2016 at 11:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claire,

Harbor Galley does not offer package food to go. They do not have boxes or bags. They can offer a plate to put over food, but that is it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 29, 2016 at 12:54 p.m. Michelle Shaw Says...

Any idea why park hours for Disneyland in Jan 2017 are not posted yet. And i cannot make online reservations for plaza inn character breakfast. They changed time to 6 a.m. est, to book reservatiin for 60 daya out, the date came up but plaza inn won't let u reserve. I will call at 10 a.m. est

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Nov 22, 2016 at 12:22 p.m. Kelly Says...

If I make a dinner reservation at downtown Disney, is that "outside" of the park, and if so can I get back in after to watch the fireworks and things?

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Nov 22, 2016 at 7:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kelly,

Yes, that is outside of the park. Yes, you can get back in if you have valid admission.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 12, 2016 at 6:55 a.m. Vanessa Says...

Hi, we have a breakfast reservation at Goofys Kitchen before the park opens, but will not be staying at the hotels. Any advice for parking? Thanks!

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Nov 16, 2016 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

You can park at the hotel and get your ticket validated at the restaurant.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2016 at 3:17 p.m. Jennifer Slater Says...

Can you order a to-go meal from Blue Bayou? I want a Monte Cristo since I've heard it is amazing, but everyone else in my group wants to dine elsewhere. I hate to make a reservation just for me. Thanks!

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

They do not sell food to go as far as we know, but you can also get a Monte Cristo at Café Orleans.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 23, 2016 at 5:27 p.m. Francine Says...

I would fret a little, especially if you're wanting to Dine at a more popular restaurant. I've never had issues getting into Cafe Orleans or Storytellers Cafe with out a reservation, but to be honest thats not the restaurant most people are eying. If you're looking into more popular restaurants, such as Blue Bayou, Ariels Grotto, or anything in Disneyland Hotel, they sell out pretty quickly. So while I do agree it may not be necessary to wait out till 12am PST to book, you'll want to do it asap. Something that sells out in minutes are the Tea Times at Steakhouse 55, so if you're interested in that, I definitely recommend waiting till the stroke of 12, if not you'll be a sad pumpkin.

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Aug 18, 2016 at 2:25 a.m. Bob Says...

It says it in the article itself, but for people used to WDW making a trip to the One True Original ... first, STOP FRETTING. One of the things I love about Disneyland is that you don't have to have every single moment of your trip planned out six months in advance.

Yes, use the online dining reservation system, but unless you're going for a special event (Christmas day, rollout of some major new attraction, or something like that) you shouldn't need to stay up until 3AM (assuming you're on the east coast) waiting for midnight Pacific time to roll around to be sure you get your reservation in.

I've generally had good luck getting reservations as late as a day or two before at most places, and on my birthday (which is in summer) last year I got seated for dinner within 20 minutes at Cafe Orleans without having a reservation at all.

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Jul 27, 2016 at 7:33 p.m. Meghan Says...

I made reservations for Aladdin's Oasis and my reservation says 4 adults but we have 2 kids, 2 adults. There's not a spot to adjust this when reserving....do they charge us once we're actually picking up meals?

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Aug 9, 2016 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Meghan,

There is a deposit to make any reservation (they only change it if you no show), but you pay for the meals themselves when you pick them up.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 22, 2016 at 9:10 a.m. Bob Says...

Was looking to book World of Color Dessert Party for 5 adults and 3 kids (all under 4). Do the kids need to pay for full adult price? Also, online only allows selecting # of guests, and doesn't allow us to specify how many little ones. What to do?

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Aug 3, 2016 at 1:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bob,

It seems that everyone pays the same price. You can try calling the reservations system to talk to someone to see if they can offer anything else for very small children. If the price is the same, you might plan on getting a FastPass for free, getting in place early, and bringing your own dessert (Ghirardelli ice cream parlor is just around the corner).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 20, 2016 at 1:27 a.m. Erica Says...

If you are staying on property can you book for your entire trip, similar to the process at Disneyworld?

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica,

Whether or not you stay on property, you can book dining through the online reservations system for character dining and table service restaurants in the parks, Downtown Disney and the hotels.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 12, 2016 at 8:41 p.m. Bree Says...

What about same day reservations, are they doing those anymore? Would I need to call the restaurant directly, or can I do it through the online system? How does the $10/person hold work in that case? Thanks!

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May 20, 2016 at 10:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bree,

You can make same-day reservations online. The $10 hold would still apply, so be sure to keep your reservation. You can also visit a restaurant the day of to see if they have openings. You can also call the reservations system for a same-day reservation, but you cannot call a restaurant directly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 22, 2016 at 5:43 p.m. Eean Says...

Will be staying at the Grand Californian for 3 days this July with hubby and 3 boys (ages 14, 11, and 8). What dinner and/ or lunch reservations do you recommend? This may be our one and only trip.

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Apr 26, 2016 at 12:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eean,

Your kids might be on the old end for a character dining experience, but if they are interested, then we recommend a lunch character dining. We don't like to spend the breakfast hours (which are the least crowded in the park) in a restaurant. The park starts to fill up at lunch time, so that is a great time to go take a break and have lunch with the characters. Dining reservations are not as critical at the Disneyland resort, and there are so many quick-service restaurants. For an adult meal out, I like Carthay Circle in California Adventure, but it is a bit fancy for the kids. In Disneyland we would say that Blue Bayou has the coolest atmosphere (inside of Pirates of the Caribbean). Both Napa Rose and Steakhouse 55 in the hotels are very nice and accommodate children.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2016 at 10:45 p.m. Kim Says...

I have reservations for breakfast at Ariel's Grotto. They are for 20 minutes after the park opens. Sometimes it takes longer to get into the park. Is there a special line or something for people with dining reservations?

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Apr 26, 2016 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

The park gates open 30 minutes before opening, so you should not have any trouble getting in. Let a cast member near the entrance know you have reservations, and they should be able to accommodate you and get you in quickly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 18, 2016 at 1:02 p.m. sarah Says...

What time can I start making our Disneyland dining reservations online? 6am pst? Midnight?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 1:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah,

It opens at midnight Pacific for the online system. If you want to call it is only open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Pacific.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 14, 2016 at 5:04 p.m. Elizabeth Says...

What time does the online disneyland dining reservation system open on that 60 day mark?

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Apr 25, 2016 at 11:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth,

It opens at midnight Pacific for the online system. If you want to call it is only open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Pacific.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jun 16, 2021 at 10:10 a.m. Madalyn Says...

Hi! I was just wondering, is this Pacific time 12am they unlock? So it would be 3am for me here on the east coast?

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Jun 17, 2021 at 8:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Madalyn,

You can give it a try then, but lately, the times have been a bit unpredictable. If you don't see what you're looking for, just keep checking throughout the day as some restaurants get released later in the day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 15, 2015 at 3:16 a.m. Randi Says...

How far out do you need to cancel a reservation so that you are not charged? We may have our plans change and I just want to make sure I cancel in time if I need to.

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Dec 15, 2015 at 1:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Randi,

Each restaurant has its own cancellation policy, so it depends. For example, Reservations for the New Years meal at the Paradise Pier Hotel require 72 hours cancellation notice. Others may require 24 hours.

If you booked online, please refer to the cancellation policy provided at the time of booking and in your email confirmation. Otherwise, you can call (714) 781-DINE (3463) for information about the policy. But be sure to change your reservation before that window or you may face a per person cancellation fee.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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