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Monday, June 29, 2020

Disney World Opening Advanced Dining Reservations for Previously Cancelled Guests

by Beth Keating
June 29, 2020

If you were among the Walt Disney World guests with prior Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) for your Disney World vacation, who suddenly found yourself facing cancelled meals when Disney wiped the slates clean to make way for the new Park Reservation system, you might want to check your email.

Guests who had an active dining reservation on or before September 2, 2020, that was cancelled as of May 28 due to Disney World’s closure, can begin making new dining reservations beginning on June 30, up to 60 days in advance of your arrival. Online reservations for all guests will reopen at a later date.

In a letter on Monday to those guests, Disney wrote, “Since you had a dining reservation that was previously cancelled, as we promised in earlier communications, we are offering you the opportunity to make a new reservation beginning on June 30, before reservations open to other Guests on DisneyWorld.com. You can make reservations for select Walt Disney World dining locations or experiences up to 60 days in advance of your arrival.”

Guests falling into this category have been directed to Walt Disney World’s dining page for information on the availability of reservations at Resort hotels, theme parks and Disney Springs dining locations. 

You will need a confirmed dining reservation (plus valid park admission and a reservation for park entry) in order to dine at table service restaurants inside the theme parks. Guests should also be aware that dining reservations do not guarantee admission to the park.

Disney has also established a Know Before You Go page to help guests with rapidly changing policies and procedures, as well as up-to-the minute requirements for masks, social distancing, contact-less payments, and QR codes.  It is also recommended that you have the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device, with location services enabled to make your dining process go more smoothly.

Guests who had reservations for a Disney experience on or before September 2, 2020, that was cancelled can also make new experience reservations beginning on June 30 (up to 60 days in advance of your arrival). Details on experiences may be found here.   Guests can check availability for the following experiences:

Magic Kingdom Park:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels:


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Beth Keating is a regular contributor to DisneyBizJournal.

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