This morning, Walt Disney World Resort appeared to have opened up additional dining reservations at multiple table service restaurants through the end of the year.
As it turns out, this was not actually the case. From what ITM has gathered via the Walt Disney World website and Guest Services, it looks as though the system was in the middle of an update (Disney was adding “Magical Enhancements,” as they typically say).
Because of this, there was a seemingly a technical issue that caused a variety of available table service dining reservations to appear. Rest assured that if you managed to snag one of these reservations before the dining reservation system crashed, Disney will be working with Guests individually to hopefully accommodate for their needs.
If you want to book dining for an upcoming visit, Guests are being advised to wait until the system is back up and running later today, or call the dining team at (407) 939-1947.
The dining experiences area of the MDE app currently reads:
Dining reservations are temporarily unavailable. In the meantime, you can learn more about dining experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort.”
Reservations are also not available on the Walt Disney World Resort official website due to these unfortunate technical difficulties:
Guests are being advised to check back later in the day to make dining reservations. If you are currently on vacation and are in need of assistance, we recommend visiting Guest Relations at a Disney World theme park, Disney Springs, or your Disney Resort hotel.
Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek recently stated that Disney World will continue to operate at 25% capacity until the CDC alters its guidelines. Chapek did not, however, specifically indicate that restaurant capacity would not increase — just overall park capacity at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
At this time, Disney has not stated that they are increasing capacity at any restaurants on property, but we will update Inside the Magic if this is the case.
At this time, Disney still has the following health and safety notice on its official dining experiences webpage:
We’re committed to a responsible reopening of Walt Disney World Resort—and we’ve made some important updates and enhancements to our dining experiences based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies.
Please review any advisories or restrictions in place for travel to Florida, and do not travel to or enter Walt Disney World Resort unless you are free of any COVID-19 symptoms and otherwise comply with the requirements of such advisories and restrictions. Learn more.
During the reopening period, many dining experiences may be modified or unavailable in order to promote cleanliness and physical distancing.
Have you been impacted by the Disney World dining reservations crash this morning?