The Most Difficult Dining Reservations at Disney Right Now

There are so many different dining opportunities throughout the Walt Disney World Resort Property that it can sometimes be difficult to determine where you want to eat.  If you are wanting to experience table service meals while on your Disney vacation, there are a few restaurants that continue to be the hardest reservations to get.

We are going to let you know what these restaurants are as well as where else you could eat if you can’t get into one of these hard-to-get reservations.

Space 220 Lounge
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Space220- EPCOT

One of the hardest dining reservations to get right now is at EPCOT’s newest table service location Space220.  This restaurant has been in the works for years and when it opened it didn’t disappoint.

The excitement of this dining location isn’t just the food, but the overall experience that Guests are able to enjoy throughout their meal.  It all starts as Guests board the space elevator that will take them 220 miles above Earth.

Once they arrive, they are able to enjoy amazing aerial views of Earth as well as some fun surprise visitors as they float on by.  This is a prix-fixe meal for both lunch and supper.

Coral Reef Epcot
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If you can’t snag this hard-to-get experience, try to get into the Space220 lounge.  Although you need to be over 21 to sit here, it is a great way to experience the dining location without having to pay for the prix-fixe meal.

Another option in EPCOT that provides a unique dining experience is Coral Reef.  Instead of going into space, enjoy a meal under the sea.  Like Space220, Guests at Coral Reef are given both great food and entertainment.  Guests at Coral Reef are able to enjoy a meal while watching sea turtles and amazing fish that make the Disney aquarium home.

Topolinos Terrace
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Topolino’s Terrace for Breakfast- Disney’s Riviera

Everyone loves having a meal with Mickey and friends, and the top place to do this at has become the breakfast experience at Topolino’s Terrace.  Not only is this restaurant located at the top of the amazing Disney Riviera, but it is also the only place where you can see Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy in their stylish, artistic outfits.

This meal is prix fixe and offers amazing options for the whole family.  Starting with the delicious fresh pastries and bread and then choosing from waffles, salmon, and more for the main meal.  There is no denying there is a reason this is hard to get dining reservations because it is fantastic.

Chef Mickey's
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If you can’t get into Topolino’s Terrace, there are a few other character meals that you could enjoy for breakfast at different Disney Resorts.  Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort continues to be a fan favorite.  Soon Stitch, Lilo, and friends will be back at ‘Ohana for breakfast at the beautiful Disney Polynesian Resort.  These options have fun characters and are good breakfast foods as well.

Sci Fi
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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We have to admit that we continue to be surprised at how hard a reservation is to get lately at the Sci-Fri Dine-In at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but it continues to be one of the hardest reservations to get.

Guests love the old-school drive-in feel of this restaurant as they eat in a car and are able to watch clips of old films on the big screen.  The food is classic burgers and fries which is perfect for a drive-in experience.

If you aren’t able to get this reservation, take a look at 50’s Prime Time Cafe across the way in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  This location also offers some great decor as you are sitting in a 1950’s kitchen with old 1950s sitcoms on the TV.  The food options here are also comfort food such as meatloaf and fried chicken making it a good alternative to Sci-Fi.

Oga’s Cantina- Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Back in Batuu, the locals are gathering at Oga’s Cantina for an afternoon of music and drinks.  There seems to be a lot of them because a reservation here remains tough to get.  If you are hoping to enjoy DJ R-3X but can’t get in, consider trying to walk up to see if there are openings.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, as well as Baseline Tap House, are two fantastic options in Disney’s Hollywood Studios if you are looking for a good beverage and a light meal.  Although the atmosphere won’t compare to Oga’s, the drinks and food are top-notch at these lounges.

Beaches and Cream

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop- Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Beaches and Cream continue to be a hard reservation to get even after the remodel.  Guests love their ice cream and there is no better place to get ice cream than Beaches and Cream.  Even if you aren’t going for the kitchen sink, this fun soda shop has great comfort food like grilled cheese and yummy shakes.

Nothing compares to the ice cream at Beaches and Cream, but if you are looking for a nice dining option we would recommend Grand Floridian Cafe.  This restaurant is quiet and offers breakfast options even at lunch.  Located right next door to Magic Kingdom, it is a wonderful place for lunch when you need a break from the Park.

Getting dining reservations can be difficult when planning a Walt Disney World vacation, especially for these popular restaurants.  Try making sure you are on right at your 60-day mark and book these first before other restaurants.

If you still can’t get in, don’t give up hope, but also consider mixing it up with some of our other dining suggestions.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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