The 5 Hardest Dining Reservations To Get at Disney World

Family enjoying dinner at Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom
Credit: Disney

The Walt Disney World Resort is known for unique and top-quality dining experiences offered to Guests worldwide. From Mickey-shaped snacks to signature fine-dining restaurants with exquisite cuisine, the Disney Parks and Resorts serve delicious eats for everyone.

Disney restaurants offer different dining experiences, including Quick Service dining, which provides a more casual meal, and Table Service dining, which accepts dining reservations and provides a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can make an advanced dining reservation up to 60 days before their visit.

However, not all dining reservations are created equal. Today we will look at the five hardest dining reservations to get at Walt Disney World. These restaurants offer various attributes that make them highly popular amongst Guests, including character dining experiences, signature menu options, and unique dining atmospheres. If you’re looking to get a dining reservation at these restaurants, we recommend being ready to book on the My Disney Experience app or online exactly 60 days out from your trip.

5. California Grill

Dining room at Disney Contemporary's California Grill

Credit: Disney

Starting at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, let’s talk about California Grill. This restaurant offers a signature fine dining menu and a spectacular view overlooking Magic Kingdom Park. Due to its incredible menu, chefs, and atmosphere, Guests will find a dining reservation difficult to secure. If you can get a reservation here, don’t forget that no matter the time of your dinner, you can return with your receipt to watch the Magic Kingdom nighttime fireworks from the restaurant’s location on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort.

4. Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella's Royal Table

Credit: Disney

Our next difficult dining reservation to get is at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom. Though the menu options are sometimes inconsistent, the dining atmosphere in Cinderella Castle, accompanied by the princess character dining experience, makes this reservation popular. If you cannot snag a reservation for Cinderella’s Royal Table, we recommend checking Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White for other magical princess dining experiences.

3. Roundup Rodeo BBQ

rodeo roundup bbq

Credit: Disney

One of Walt Disney World’s newest dining experiences, Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has Guests searching high and low for reservations. The restaurant allows Guests a novel experience to be one of Andy’s honorary toys while enjoying delicious barbecue and a fun dining experience for all ages.

2. Space 220

Guest dining at Space 220 Restaurant

Credit: Disney

Guests will find a dining experience that is truly out of this world at the Space 22o Restaurant in EPCOT. Coming in second on our list, the dining reservations for this restaurant are challenging to find. This is due to its immersive dining experience that takes Guests from EPCOT 220 miles into space to dine on signature dishes and cocktails that go unmatched.

1. Victoria and Albert’s

Victoria & Albert's

Credit: Disney

Our final and most difficult dining reservation is at Victoria and Albert’s. This signature restaurant can be found at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Victoria and Albert’s offers three different dining experiences, The Dining Room, Queen Victoria’s Room, and The Chef’s Table. Getting reservations for all three experiences is difficult, but The Chef’s Table offers one of the Walt Disney World Resort’s most superb dining experiences.

About Megan Losey

As a Disney foodie, I love writing about Disney food and snacks. Some of my favorites are the Carrot Cake Cookie from Trolley Car Cafe, the Mickey Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter, and the Apple Blossom from Port Orleans Riverside. When I'm visiting the parks, you can find me on Main Street taking in the good vibe of Magic Kingdom or relaxing with a drink at the Polynesian watching the fireworks from the beach. As a previous Cast Member, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Magic Kingdom, especially Main Street U.S.A.