One of the news pieces that popped up all over Twitter over the holiday weekend was that select Walt Disney World Resort Restaurants are now going to be available for Guests to book via the popular reservation site, OpenTable. It seems that several Disney Springs and Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin dining establishments had been on the site for a while, but actual Walt Disney World owned and operated restaurants are now popping up for Guests to be able to make reservations.
Options for Walt Disney World restaurants that are now included on OpenTable are:
- Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk
- Boatright’s at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside
- Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West
- Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
- The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Kona at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
In order to book a reservation via OpenTable, you will need to create an account so that you can receive details regarding your reservation.
One of the biggest differences between using the Walt Disney World Advance Dining Reservations system vs using OpenTable is that with OpenTable, you won’t need to put down a credit card on file to make a reservation. Do keep in mind that you don’t want to abuse OpenTable’s system because you could be blocked from using in the future if you abuse it too much.
Currently, reservations are only available through the end of February for these Disney specific restaurants, however, if you are wanting to dine at one of these restaurants and they are unavailable via the MyDisneyExperience app, this is a great place to look. I suspect if this option works well for these restaurants, you will see additional dates open up.