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Disney Resorts Finally Addressing Dining Reservation Pain Points

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Any Disney foodie can tell you that the theme park restaurants are second to none when it comes to enjoying a good meal. However, most would agree that the reservation application has been full of annoying issues for too long. Disney has finally acknowledged this oversight and is immediately implementing some major changes. The Disney dining reservation system will now be much less troublesome while also providing ways to address longstanding pain points.

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A Whole Food World

Dining reservations are a crucial part of a Disney vacation, ensuring Guests secure a spot at their preferred restaurants and dining times. The reservation system allows visitors to plan ahead, especially for popular eateries and character dining experiences. By booking in advance, Guests can minimize wait times, guarantee a table for their group, and enhance their overall Disney experience, making the most of their time in the parks and resorts.

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Disney Dining Reservation System Changes

Disney enthusiast and journalist Scott Gustin on Twitter/X has shown off some of the major changes coming to the Disney dining reservation system for both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. This overhaul affects both the My Disney Experience App and the websites.

The first upgrade comes in the form of displaying ALL reservation slots in a single view when searching for a restaurant and time. Previously, the search would only display a few random times that fell within the Guest’s desired time.

Next, Gustin revealed that available times will be sorted by meal period. This will make it immediately clear whether you are booking a breakfast, lunch, or dinner time slot.

Login Required

Finally, Gustin shared that Guests will now have to log in before searching for specific times available for a restaurant. While Disney hasn’t commented on this change, it will likely solve a longstanding issue. Third-party websites have long provided controversial and gimmicky services by charging Guests to book a restaurant on their behalf. Some fans have speculated that Disney now requires a login in order to put a stop to these reservation alert sites.

Guests have taken extremely well to the announced changes. These issues have been annoying for too long, and it is good to see Disney finally addressing them. Some now hope that the company will tackle the hotel reservation system next!

About Michael Stoyanoff

Michael is a Disney fan with an entertainment background and passion for writing. Living in Orlando, he has been around the theme parks for over a decade. In his free time he enjoys running, playing video games, and traveling the world. He also loves hanging out with his dog, Mr. Pippers the Pug.

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