Eight Walt Disney World Dining Reservations You MUST Make 180 Days in Advance

Making Advance Dining Reservations is one of the most important steps for planning a Walt Disney World vacation. Most Walt Disney World restaurants can be booked weeks, or even days, in advance of your vacation. However, some popular Walt Disney World restaurants require significant additional planning.

Victoria and Albert’s

Here are the eight Walt Disney World dining reservations you must make 180 days in advance!

Advance Dining Reservations Basics

Before we dive into our list, let’s talk a bit about Advance Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World. All guests, even those not staying on Disney property, can start making dining reservations 180 days in advance of their arrival.

My Disney Experience App

Dining reservations can be made on the Walt Disney World website, via telephone, or on the My Disney Experience app. Online reservation availability begins at approximately 5:45 a.m. each day.

However, if you are a guest of a Disney Resort hotel with a valid reservation on file, you receive an advance dining reservation bonus!

Disney’s Polynesian Resort Lobby

Guests of Disney Resort hotels enjoy an extended dining reservation window of 180 days plus the length of stay — for up to 10 days! The simplest way of taking advantage of the 180+10 benefit is by dialing (407) WDW-DINE at 7:00 a.m. ET in advance of the start of your reservation window.

ADRs You Must Make at 180 Days Out

Cinderella’s Royal Table — Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom has notoriously been one of the most challenging dining experiences to reserve in Walt Disney World — and it’s easy to understand why!

Princess Aurora at Cinderella’s Royal Table

During this unique dining experience, guests can dine with classic Disney Princesses such as Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Ariel, Rapunzel, and Snow White inside Cinderella Castle. The castle provides an authentic storybook setting with stone archways, unique coats of arms, marvelous medieval flags, and stunning stained-glass windows.

Chickepea Panisse

In addition to its regal decor, Cinderella’s Royal Table also offers delicious dining options. Reservations are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and can be made 180 days in advance of your Walt Disney World arrival.

Cinderella's Royal Table Restaurant

Rating: 8.02 / 10 Recommended By: 90%
Menus: Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner, Children's Breakfast
Services: Table Service

Be Our Guest — Magic Kingdom

Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom Park allows guests to be part of one of the most beloved Disney animated films of all time by inviting them to dine in The Beast’s stunning castle. It’s no wonder this dining reservation is so popular!

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest offers three exquisite dining areas: The Grand Ballroom, The West Wing, and The Castle Gallery. All three areas provide the same dining menus, but entirely different ambiances.

Be Our Guest Dining Room

Reservations are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — with dinner being the hardest one to acquire. Order-Ahead Dining is available for both breakfast and lunch. This allows Guests with breakfast or lunch reservations to pre-order their meals online, up to 30 days in advance.

Be Our Guest

Breakfast and lunch are Quick Service meals, but reservations are still highly recommended for all three dining periods. Don’t forget to try the grey stuff, it’s delicious!

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Rating: 7.57 / 10 Recommended By: 85%
Menus: Dinner, Lunch, Children's Lunch, Children's Dinner, Breakfast, Children's Breakfast
Services: Table Service , Quick Service , Kiosk

‘Ohana — Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

‘Ohana, located on the top level of the Grand Ceremonial House in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, is another wildly popular restaurant on Walt Disney World property.

Mickey at Ohana Breakfast

‘Ohana, which means “family,” is an excellent choice for guests of all ages. For breakfast, guests can rub elbows with Lilo, Stich, Mickey, and Pluto during the ‘Best Friends Breakfast Featuring Lilo and Stitch.’ This family-style feast is as popular as it is delicious!

‘Ohana

Dinner at ‘Ohana is an all-you-care-to-enjoy Polynesian party featuring horse races, Hula dancing, and singing. Although it doesn’t include any Disney characters, it is also a hard to come by reservation, and one we strongly encourage you to make 180 days in advance!

'Ohana Restaurant

Rating: 8.30 / 10 Recommended By: 88%
Menus: Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Table Service

Chef Mickey’s — Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Chef Mickey’s is one of the most beloved Disney character dining experiences in Walt Disney World, where guests can hang out with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy — in their culinary attire!

Chef Mickey’s

Chef Mickey’s, located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, offers an all-you-can-eat buffet for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. This location also features expansive views of Bay Lake and Mary Blair’s 90-foot-high mural, which creates the perfect backdrop for the world-famous Monorail as it glides above the eatery.

Chef Mickey's Restaurant

Rating: 7.64 / 10 Recommended By: 80%
Menus: Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, Brunch
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat

California Grill — Disney’s Contemporary Resort

California Grill, also located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is another in-demand reservation, especially for dinner!

California Grill View

With California Grill’s sweeping views of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom, and Space Mountain and its delightful dining options, guests can’t seem to get enough of this dining location.

Happily Ever After fireworks from California Grill

When the sun goes down, California Grill offers a phenomenal view of Happily Ever After, the Magic Kingdom fireworks spectacular. Guests are invited to step outside for an unparalleled view from the California Grill balcony, complete with the Happily Ever After soundtrack playing on its speakers. This vantage point cannot be beaten!

Note that California Grill is a Signature dining experience, so if you’re dining here with Disney Dining Plan, you’ll apply two credits to this meal.

California Grill Restaurant

Rating: 8.29 / 10 Recommended By: 86%
Menus: Dinner, Children's Dinner, Brunch
Services: Table Service

Rose & Crown Dining Room — Epcot

Epcot’s World Showcase is home to some of the most popular restaurants in Walt Disney World property, and Rose & Crown is a fan favorite.

Rose & Crown

Besides the delicious British faire, musical entertainment, and lively bar, Guests flock to Rose & Crown at dinnertime for its unobstructed views of World Showcase Lagoon and the nighttime fireworks.

Rose & Crown Beer Sampler

Bonus: If you can’t get into Rose & Crown, you may have better luck with Spice Road Table or La Hacienda de San Angel, which also offer incredible views!

Rose and Crown Dining Room Restaurant

Rating: 7.99 / 10 Recommended By: 87%
Menus: Children's Lunch/Dinner, Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall — Epcot

Epcot’s Norway Pavilion is home to another sought-after dining experience: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.

Snow White at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Guests wanting to dine with Disney Princesses, but unable to grab a reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table, can still dine with royalty at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall where they can feast with Snow White, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, and Cinderella.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner reservations, with breakfast being the most popular because of Guests wanting to enter World Showcase early — giving them a chance to beat the crowds at Frozen Ever After!

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Restaurant

Rating: 8.03 / 10 Recommended By: 88%
Menus: Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner, Children's Lunch/Dinner
Services: Buffet/All You Care to Eat , Table Service

Oga’s Cantina — Disney’s Hollwood Studios

Oga’s Cantina, the fabulously themed Star Bars Bar/Lounge in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, is another popular reservation at Walt Disney World. In fact, it’s one of the few lounges in Walt Disney World that accepts reservations.

Oga’s Cantina

Oga’s Cantina offers an expansive menu of exotic concoctions for adults and young Jedis-in-training. The cantina consists mostly of standing room with very limited seating. They do accept walk-ups but be prepared to wait for a while if you choose to go this route.

Fuzzy Tauntaun Oga’s Cantina

We highly recommend making reservations instead. Reservations are available whenever Disney’s Hollywood Studios is open, and are just as popular in the morning as they are in the evening. Fortunately, DJ R 3-X is ready to help you party in Batuu all day long!

Oga's Cantina Restaurant

Rating: 5.00 / 10 Recommended By: 50%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Bar/Lounge

Victoria & Albert’s — Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience for guests 10+ years of age.

Victoria & Albert’s suits the Grand Floridian

Recipient of the AAA’s highest achievement, the Five Diamond Award, this magnificent restaurant evokes another era when dining was an elegant affair — complete with a maître d’hôtel and chefs in white toques.

Victoria and Albert’s

The restaurant is only open for dinner reservations, which are typically fully booked 180+ days in advance. The main dining room and Queen Victoria’s Room can be booked online. However, The Chef’s Table must be booked via phone by dialing (407) WDW-DVNA.

Grand Floridian

There is a strict dress code at Victoria & Albert’s, which requires a dinner jacket for men and elegant evening attire, such as a dress or pants ensemble for women. Guests wearing jeans, t-shirts, shorts, capris, flip flops, sneakers, or casual wear will not be allowed to dine at Victoria & Albert’s.

Other honorable mentions are Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, Le Cellier Steakhouse, the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno, and The Plaza Restaurant. Many of these restaurants had notoriously hard-to-get reservations in the past, but we find them easier to reserve nowadays. However, we still recommend starting to look for reservations six months in advance.

Have you found it difficult to make reservations for any of these restaurants? Please let us know in the comments below!

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