12 Things Nobody Tells You About Walt Disney World

4. But Last Minute Reservations Exist -- While guests should definitely plan on booking their Advanced Dining Reservations as far ahead of time as possible, they might not always be successful in scoring the reservations that they want. Often times, the very popular restaurant tend to book up impossibly fast, especially during peak times and seasons, leaving guests left to look for other dining options which will undoubtedly be delicious, but might not have been the first choice. While it might seem as though there is no other option than for guests to accept that they will not be able to secure a reservation for a location that is fully booked, they might be very lucky at the last minute. All guests who make Advanced Dining Reservations are asked to put a credit card down with their reservation and are charged a fee if they cancel within twenty four hours. Thus, many guests cancel a reservation at the last minute in the few days before their allotted time. Those guests who were unable to secure an Advanced Dining Reservation far ahead of time might be lucky if they keep checking back in the days leading up to their meal and find a spot that was cancelled by another guest!