Have you tried to book Disney Dining online only to realize that the date and time you selected are sold out?
You walk away from your computer with your head hung low and disappointed and trying to figure out how to tell the kids that they will not be eating with Goofy or Mickey afterall and quickly trying to come up with a “raincheck” idea.
Well, before you spill the rotten beans, you might want to try another solution. Here’s what to do when disney dining is sold out online.
Call Disney Dining instead.
In fact, here’s the phone number for Disney Character Dining in Disneyland: 714-781-3463
They seem to have a few more slots that they can give away that do not appear available on the Disney Dining reservation site. I am not sure if they have more insight and flexibility, but every that I attempt to book and it is sold out online, I always call and they always have availability for the EXACT time I wanted when I tried to book online. We have done the same while even at the park, for non character dining reservations. Note that this is not recommended though because you will take whatever time you can. Character dining is usually unavailable to book while you are there because it is sold out online and by calling in at that point.
It’s a crazy little tip, but it just might save you heartache!
That brings me to saving you a little bit more heartache. Do you really want to pay $60 per adult (which is ages 10+) and $29 for your kids under 10 PLUS tax and gratuity?
I am sure that nearly all of you will say, “No” but think there is no way around it because its, well Disney.
What if I told you that you could also save BIG TIME on Disney Dining, even after you thought it was nearly sold out?!?
After you make your reservation, you can purchase discount meal passes through Get Away Today.
By getting your dining passes through GetAwayToday, you get three major benefits:
- You get an amazing price on the meal. For example, Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel is $35 for kids and $60 for adults. But by getting your passes ahead of time, through GetAwayToday, you will get kids for $29 and adults for $47.
- Your passes include tax already = a bit more savings.
- Your passes include all gratuities = a weight lifted off of your shoulder!
Basically, once you pay the flat rate of $29 for kids and $47 for adults, that’s it! It includes everything, including the tip!
You can get similar discounts for Ariel’s Grotto, Minnie and Friends breakfast and Mickey’s Surf’s Up breakfast. By the way, did you know that GetAwayToday also has the best prices on park tickets too? This is the place to get discount park tickets as well.
We will be sharing reviews and the ins and outs of the character dining later, but we wanted to share the tips with you on What To Do When Disney Dining is Sold Out Online plus a savings tip!