We recently reported that Walt Disney World was not only canceling previously made dining reservations, but also that new dining reservations were not available to make through My Disney Experience or the Walt Disney World website.
We also recently reported that select dining locations at Disney Springs are currently accepting reservations beginning last month. But now it looks as though guests can make dining reservations for locations outside of Disney Springs — In fact, they can now make an an advanced dining reservation at select Disney World Resorts including Disney’s Boardwalk and Disney’s Contemporary Resort!
Something to keep in mind is that in order to make a dining reservation at one of these locations, guests must have a valid Disney Resort hotel reservation. Those guests who can make an advanced dining reservation include those with hotel reservations for arrivals beginning June 22 through July 10, 2020.
The official Disney World announcement reads:
Explore important updates related to dining reservations at Walt Disney World Resort.
Reservations for Guests Staying at Disney Resort Hotels
Guests with Disney Resort hotel reservations for arrivals June 22 through July 10, 2020 can make dining reservations for select Walt Disney World Resort hotel and available Disney Springs dining locations beginning June 18, 2020. Call the Disney Reservation Center at (407) 824-1391 to check availability and make reservations. Or, if you’re a Disney Vacation Club Member, call Member Services at (800) 800-9800. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
Note: At this time, a valid Disney Resort hotel reservation will be required to make dining reservations. Online reservations are currently available at select Disney Springs dining locations. Online reservations for other dining experiences will reopen at a later date.
At this time, dining reservations are not available for in-park dining experiences. Reservations will resume at a later date.
When in-park dining initially becomes available, you’ll need valid park admission, a reservation for park entry and a dining reservation to dine at an in-park, table-service restaurant. Dining reservations do not guarantee admission to the park.
Disney Springs Dining
Select dining locations at Disney Springs are currently accepting reservations.
For a complete list of Disney World locations reopening throughout the property when the Resorts reopen on June 22, check out our complete guide here.
More Information On Walt Disney World Reopening
When Disney World reopens to guests come mid-July, things at the theme park will look a lot different. Social distancing measures will be put in place, excessive cleanliness, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, the elimination of character meet and greets, parades, fireworks and other similar entertainment that draws a crowd, and much more.
We also recently reported that Disney World has updated its annual passholder calendar to reflect the new reservations required requirements. Disney World also made an announcement highly encouraging guests to link their theme park tickets to the My Disney Experience app prior to the new reservation system being launched.
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