How to Score “Hard to Get” Disney Dining Reservations

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Have you been wanting to dine at Café Orleans or Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park, but missed out on scoring that dining reservation 60 days out? And have you been logging onto the Disneyland app multiple times a day trying to search for one? Well, if so, we have a tip for you!

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Nikki, also known as @morningswithmickey on Instagram, shared a Disney Dining hack that helps you score those “hard to get” reservations at Disneyland, including Café Orleans! She writes:

Had some requests to add this tip to a shareable post, so here you go! I have no clue why the app does this, but I’ve scored several reservations this way!!  

When you go to book a reservation, don’t be discouraged if something doesn’t pop up under “lunch” or “dinner.” Go to the individual times & then click back and forth. As you go back and forth, often new reservations open up ??‍♀️.  

Let me know if this tip worked for you! #mwmfood #mwmdisneytips  

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And, if you are wondering if this actually works — the answer is yes! Several comments came in on the Instagram post explaining how they used to use this trick all the time. Amy (@aaadventureisoutthere) explained:

Yes this totally works. Used to do it often?

Disney fan Amber (@xoambermichelle) also shared that this tip worked for her:

It worked for me, thanks for sharing this! ❤️

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And if you are traveling to Walt Disney World in the near future hoping to score a Topolino’s Terrace or Oga’s Cantina reservation, we have good news because it looks like this hack also works on the My Disney Experience app, the official app for Disney World.

Instagram user suecarlacci also commented on the Instagram post saying this tip has worked for them multiple times at Walt Disney World:

Yup. Works for me at WDW. Always check by time if nothing comes up under specific meals!

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So it’s time to put those worries behind you and avoid the stress because with this dining hack, you’ll hopefully be able to score those “hard to get” dining reservations including Café Orleans or Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park or Topolino’s Terrace or Oga’s Cantina at Disney World!

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Have you ever used this hack? Did it work for you? Let us know in the comments below.

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