How to get lunch and dinner reservations at Be Our Guest Restaurant

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How to get lunch and dinner reservations at Be Our Guest Restaurant from WDWPrepSchool.comThe newest and most popular restaurant at Disney World is Be Our Guest Restaurant, located in the New Fantasyland section of Magic Kingdom.

This restaurant is a Quick Service location for lunch and a Table Service for dinner so the strategy to eat there is different for each meal.

Being a popular restaurant means that it’s hard to get a reservation, but I have some tips to help you increase your odds.

Getting a dinner reservation

Since Be Our Guest is a Table Service for dinner, you can get a reservation to eat there just like any Table Service restaurant – by booking 180 days in advance.

Here are some ways to increase your odds:

  • Stay on-site so that you can make all of your reservations 180 days before your trip begins, not just 180 days before the day you want to eat. Confused? Watch this video where I explain how on-site guests have an advantage when making dining reservations.

  • When making dining reservations, book ADRs in the order of difficulty, not chronological order. That means that Be Our Guest would always be the first one you’d book, no matter when it falls during your trip.
  • If you’re staying on-site, plan your reservation toward the end of your trip to increase the chances that you’ll get it. Since off-site guests won’t have access to those dates yet, your odds are better the later your dates are.
  • Avoid looking for reservations on party nights. In September, October, November and December, there are parties held at Magic Kingdom a few nights a week which means the park closes at 7 p.m. so that the party can begin. Table Service restaurants are not open during the party so that means TS restaurants are only open for a short time, making it hard to get a reservation.

Confession: I’m not the biggest fan of Be Our Guest for dinner because the food and service are so inconsistent. I think it should be a much better experience considering how difficult it is to get a reservation. I do love it for lunch so let’s talk about how to do that.

Eating lunch at Be Our Guest

In general, it’s a good idea to visit Quick Service restaurants outside of the peak meal times to avoid long lines and that will work at Be Our Guest as well (I’d recommend being in line here at 10:30 – other QS restaurants can be visited closer to 11-11:30 to avoid the lunch rush).

However, Disney is currently testing a FastPass+ option at Be Our Guest that will allow you to make a reservation and skip the line. This does NOT count as 1 of your allotted 3 FastPass+ reservations per day and is totally separate from that.

New policy as of August 2014
Disney is currently using a paper FastPass-like system where they hand out return times to people standing in the regular, non FastPass+ line. Under this new system (however long it lasts – it’s not clear if it’s a test or permanent), I suggest showing up early, not waiting until 1:30 when those passes will likely be gone and already distributed.
 

This only works for people who are staying on-site. Off-site guests or those without a FastPass+ reservation should plan to line up at the times I listed above to avoid lines.

Here’s some info about how to do that:

  • Disney will tell you that this is by invitation only and indeed, they email a lot of people a few weeks before their trip to invite them but that doesn’t mean this won’t work as well. However, do NOT call or do an online chat with Disney because they will tell you their official line (“it’s just a test and you can’t book it ahead of time”) and will not help you at all.
  • You can book the reservation by visiting https://beourguestlunch.disney.go.com/
  • That link may ask you for a 12-digit numeric confirmation number, not the shorter alphanumeric confirmation number that you can probably find easily. Here are a few ways to find the 12 digit number:
  • Your reservation will NOT show up in your My Disney Experience account with all of your other reservations so write down the info or take a screenshot so you have it for later.
  • You can usually book this about 3-4 weeks before your trip begins.

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I get emails about this every day so I hope this info was helpful.



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Jason November 27, 2014 at 2:56 pm

One more question. what is the differance between fastpass+ direct to table and fastpass+Expedited Arrival?

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Jason November 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm

So i’m guessing your getting tired of questions about this but here is where I am. I found my 12 digit number, can sign in, can see my days (it only shows me the days i’m booked in at the park plus two after) which starts Jan 24th but when I try to get a time there is none available. Is this what people are saying you have to wait till 27 days before and then they will become available? I’d like to play with a closer date to try to see if they are but i can’t pick a date any sooner than Jan 24th.
Thanks!!!!!!

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Mary November 23, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Hi! I’d like to know if lunch with fastpass or direct to The table, counts as a quick meal or a table meal on The dining plan. Thanks!!

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Noelle Wilds November 21, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Shannon I can’t thank you enough for your help with this. I just returned from WDW and we ate at Be Our Guest on Wednesday for lunch. We did not stay at a Disney resort (my parents have a time share). So here’s how I did it: You have to show up for standby at 9:45am. You must be there no later than 9:45am and resign yourself to wait in line for 45 minutes and eat lunch at 10:30am. The doors opened at 10:15 so make sure your entire party is there or you will get locked out. After the standby line closes they only allow fast passes in for lunch. But as much trouble as it was to get in, it was totally worth it. The food and the decor are incredible. My five year old daughter said it was her favorite part of the trip!!

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Stacy November 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

Yay! Got our FP for Dec. 17 at 2am CST this morning……27 days out. Does anyone know how the check in process works? Do they have a list and go by name like other dining reservations? The BOG lunch FP does not seem to be linked in My Disney Experience, nor did I get a confirmation number to manually enter, so I don’t think they’re synched with the magic bands? I guess I’m just confused as to how the whole process works. Any clarification would be appreciated :)

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Casey November 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

I believe it might sync with your magicband since you use your resort reservation to select the date. There is a check-in station to the left of the stand-by line where they would have a list, as well.

Did you try to get reservations before 27 days out? I believe our 27 days is tomorrow and I looked today and it is showing me Nov. 25-Dec. 1 dates. Do the new dates open up on that 27th day?

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Casey November 26, 2014 at 9:36 am

Disregard my last question.. I tried a different Disney log-in (I have two for some reason) and got my fastpass no problem!! It seems like they just go by your Names for the reservation. No magicband maybe.

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Michelle Murrills November 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm

I am interested in knowing if anyone knows what time these days open. I know for fastpasses it was at midnight eastern time. Is it the same for opening days for BOG?

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Shannon Albert November 19, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Usually around 4-6am eastern time.

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Nicole November 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

27 days out …. SUCCESS!! Thank you for this information made my day!!

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Brenda November 18, 2014 at 8:11 am

I am so excited!! Me and my friends are going on December 15th, and I just got the lunch reservation at BoG!!! Exactly 27 days out! Thank you for the advice. There are still a lot of times available. We got the exact time that we wanted. Again thanks!! :D

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Shanna November 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I am 26 days out. I keep trying but after I type in my 12 digit number, the “submit” button doesn’t even light up for me to click. It remains shadowed. Has anyone else had this happen?

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Nicole November 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

It happened to me just hit the enter button it will submit it.

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EIleenT November 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

We arrive Nov. 21 and still cannot get anything at BOG. Never rec’d anything from Disney and we are staying on-site. I am so upset, this is for my daughter’s Sweet 16 and she has been suffering from some medical issues – this is all she wanted and the one place she wants to go I can’t get into! :-( I guess I should be happy that we can even take the trip, which I am. Do you have any suggestions for me? ANd in case she needs more rest than we are thinking any definite to do’s? I also have a 7yr old son. Thanks for your help!

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Thuy Burchette November 13, 2014 at 9:12 am

My daughter turns 6th our first day in MK and I would love to have lunch at BOG. I’ve been to the website mentioned in the article every day for the past two weeks and have not been able to get a FP+. Should I keep trying? Is there a better time of day/night to get on to get a reservation? I am staying on property, but never received an email with the link. Please advise!

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Lisa November 6, 2014 at 8:34 am

We arrive Nov. 28th and nothing has opened up for us yet.

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Nick November 6, 2014 at 8:20 am

I arrive on 12/4 and still no openings! I called WDW and they said 28 days out, but I am hoping 27 is accurate as that would be tomorrow for me. I also have 2 parties with different reservation #s and accounts, so Fingers crossed to get reservations and at the same time!

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Richard November 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm

For what its worth, I made my reservation for November 26th on Thursday October 30th. My trip starts on November 23rd. I was able to start watching my trip days open up on Monday October 27th. Each day later another day of my trip would open. I was able to see choices for each day. I am sure that they go really fast. I made mine at about 5:30 AM.

I did ultimately receive an invitation email from Disney but it came several days after I had made the reservation.

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Nick November 8, 2014 at 8:32 am

Update: 12/4 times were available for me this morning (11/8) at exactly 2:05am EST. Got the times that I wanted by pressing the back button if I didn’t like the times I was shown. Thank you commenter for that bit of info!

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Leah November 21, 2014 at 2:16 pm

We finally got an ADR for December! We heard about a tool called ADR Sniper and it worked really well for us. I hope this give you some hope since you only have a few days left!! It is possible with a little help!

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Pam November 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm

We arrive on 12/2 & I was attempting to make lunch reservations at BOG for 12/5. Maybe I counted wrong, but as of today there are no reservations for us available :( any suggestions?

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Richard November 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Its still too early for you to make a reservation for the 5th. The way this works its 27 days from the day you want to make the reservation not the date of the start of the trip. You should see some bad times on your early days if you check at a reasonable time (say noon). Any day after the 27 day will say no reservations. Once you see the early days start to open you will know when your target day will open. I was able to get a 12:00 time but I made that one at about 5:30 AM on the 27th day before the day I made the reservation. It was for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving which I assume is busy time but I didn’t have any trouble other than figuring out when to be online hitting refresh.

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Lisa November 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm

I just made a fastpass reservation for 12/5. It looked like there was still one slot available for an early lunch.

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Richard November 5, 2014 at 12:46 pm

These FPs don’t follow the normal Disney time rules. Last week on my 27th day I was able to get a 12:05-12:35 BOG lunch fast pass which is exactly what I wanted. It was for the middle of my trip. To make sure I got what I wanted I experimented with the system on the earlier days and here is what I have learned.

They do not “open” at midnight or anywhere near midnight.

They do “open” before 6:00 on the 27th day out from the day you want.

I did try at 4:30 AM one morning when I happened to be up but they were not there yet but I made the one I will use at about 5:30 AM.

So….it would seem that these open sometime between 4:30 and 5:30 EST.

One would think that Disney could have less than 4 “magic” times when you get to do things. Midnight for FP+, 6:00 for online ADRs, 7:00 for calls and now sometime during the early AM for BOG.

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sarah October 31, 2014 at 8:40 am

does anyone know if you can link everyone in your whole party rather just reservation #s? We have a group of 30 ppl going…

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Kelly October 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I’ve read some questions about finding your 12 digit number. If you go to MDE and print out your reservations (where you have your room/dining/FP), the number shows up in the printout. It doesn’t show up on the screen but when you print it out, it is there. This was after I checked in online, though. It will say something like “modify check in” and there will be an I.D. #.

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Kate October 28, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Thank you so much for all of the tips! I did not receive an invitation, but was able to get a reservation for the exact time I wanted. I was online around 1:20 am central on Monday, October 27 and made my reservation for November 23. I checked daily for weeks just in case, but Monday was the day. My reservation isn’t on the first day of our trip, so I used a suggestion from another commentor about selecting the days prior to my intended reservation date to see when they would be available. This past Sunday November 22 was available, so I just knew Monday I would be able to make my reservation. Thanks again!

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Beth October 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

Thanks for these tips. I was able to get reservations at 2:09am for November 24th at lunch. Also, if I didn’t like a certain time, I just hit the back button and went back in and it would then give me two different times. I got the exact time I wanted on ours and my in laws reservations. I also have not received an invitation! Thank you for all of your help!

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Brandi October 29, 2014 at 7:48 am

That is what I did as well! :)

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AMY October 28, 2014 at 5:57 am

I used my Memory Maker confirmation number and was able to get my BOG fastpass reservation that way!!!

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Vanessa October 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Hi there!

I got my email about a week ago and made my reservation without taking the info down. Do you know of a way I can get a hold of that info?

Thanks for the help!

Vanessa

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Paul November 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

You can log into the BOG website where you made your reservation https://beourguestlunch.disney.go.com/ and click on “View.” All your info is there place links to make any changes.

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Jamie October 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

I wish I had seen this before:( We leave on the 10th and there aren’t any openings for the whole week we are there.

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Veronica October 27, 2014 at 9:03 am

Thanks for this information! We’re exactly 27 days out from the day we want to eat there, and I was able to book with no problem. Of note, there were no options for Thanksgiving Day or the day after (i.e. those dates did not even show in the calendar view).

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Julie L. October 26, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Thank you for this info. I just got the FP lunch reservation without any problem. We are less than a week away from our trip. I can’t believe how easy it was, didn’t even ask for the 12 digit code. I did get an email to sign up for a FP a few weeks ago but all the spots were taken in less than 15 minutes. This is an amazing tip! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Maryse G. October 23, 2014 at 5:53 am

Good morning!

I am wondering if there is a known issue with the website to book lunch at Be Our Guest? I am not having difficulties with my internet connection, etc… only that link.

Is it because this is no longer available?

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Robert B October 22, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Shannon, I just wanted to say thank you soooo much for this helpful information! Without it I would have never known about this option as I did not get an email directly from Disney. I followed your instructions as directed and it worked out perfectly. I got the reservations this morning for November 18th. One of the things I found useful was that because MK was going to be our park on the third day of the trip, I was able to go ahead and look at the 1st and 2nd days (16th and 17th) to see if things were opening up for reservations on those days. I checked this past Monday and the 16th had availabilites, then checked yesterday and the 17th had availabilities……sooooo, that pretty much told me that today should have openings for the 18th and sure enough there they were first thing this morning (1:30 AM CST anyways). Again, thank you for saving me a LOT of time on a dining experience that would have happened one way or another.

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Christine October 22, 2014 at 9:06 am

My confirmation number will allow me to book a fastpass for the lunch but my brother-in-law’s and mother’s will not. Any ideas as to why? We check-in on Nov 15th and we received our luggage tags and everything.

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Jason October 22, 2014 at 10:51 am

I think that just because you get an email invite or go to the site, that doesn’t mean an opening will be available for the week you will be there. I got the email and logged in and found only one spot available for the entire week.

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Christine October 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Unfortunately, the website won’t accept their 12 digit numbers to even allow them to try to get a fast pass. We are all eating meals together because it is a big family trip so I am worried about them not being able to get a fastpass and trying to meet us there for our time.

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Megan October 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Just curious…I got the option in an email to make a BOG reservation today and the only opening is the day we are leaving. Do you have to have park tickets to eat there or would we be able to eat lunch there before we head home? Thanks!

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Amanda October 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm

yes you have to have a park ticket to get into the magic kingdom which is where this is located

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Joe October 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

When I view my itinerary, my hotel confirmation # is 8 characters (letters and numbers). I see no way to get the 12 digit confirmation. Our trip isn’t until late December, and we won’t have our luggage tags until that time. So I guess I am stuck and can’t make a reservation for lunch?

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Shannon Albert October 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm

You can’t get the FastPass+ for lunch until 27 days beforehand anyway. Just wait until the luggage tags arrive. You’ve got time.

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Shannon G October 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Thank you for your tips. I was able to get a Fastpass for lunch on November 16th. I did not get any email inviting me to sign up, so I never would have known about it if it wasn’t for your site. Since BOG doesn’t show up on MyDisneyExperience App, nor did I get an email confirmation, can anyone explain how you prove you got a Fastpass? Thanks!

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Silvia S. October 27, 2014 at 8:15 am

I took a screenshot on my computer (using Word) and printed the page showing each member of our party’s name. I believe it’s the last screen you see after you book the reservation on the BOG FP+ lunch website. I also logged in using my iPhone and took a screenshot of the same page and saved the photo to my camera roll. We weren’t asked for anything but our last name. We didn’t have any trouble at all. Hope this helps. °o°

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Jennifer October 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Thank you so much!! We are 26 days out as of today. I checked last night to make a reservation and nothing was available for either of the days we plan to be at Magic Kingdom (11/16 and 11/18). I checked today a little after noon Central Time and got a reservation for 11/16 (our preferred date). I am so excited! Thank you! Also, there were two options 1)a direct to table reservation that required you to place your meal within the 30 minutes you could hold the reservation and 2)just a reservation where you can place an order for food in advance but it is not required….

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Jennifer October 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I forgot to mention, I did not receive the email invite. I found this on Pinterest several months ago, shortly after we had made our other reservations and had this date saved on the calendar to try for a lunch reservation…

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Jennifer October 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

UPDATE: I actually received an email invitation today, but already had my reservations made…

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Mel October 20, 2014 at 1:47 am

Thanks so much for the information! I was able to get a fastpass plus for lunch on November 16th ( 27 days out). The system opened at approx. 2 am eastern time. (Before that time there was no availability.) I used your web link and your information to find my 12 digit number. I did not receive an email invite from disney. Thanks!!!

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Alison October 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Thanks for your useful site – I used many of your tips on our first family trip last week (October 2014). I tried to reserve Be our Guest for dinner at the 180 day mark, back in April 2014. It was already completely booked, and I did not receive an email for a lunch FastPass, and the system you described above did not work for our reservation. However, I did keep checking the dinner ADRs over the past 6 months. I had almost given up hope and then three days before we were leaving, I tried one more time, and a 6:15pm reservation had opened!!! We booked our dinner, and we greatly enjoyed the experience. It was a wonderful respite from a hot and overcrowded park, and as a Beauty and the Beast fan, it was a magical experience for me. The meal was delicious, and although pricey, it was a splurge that I have no regrets about. My husband and son also got their photo with the Beast. My advice is that if you really want this as a dinner reservation, keep trying right up until the day you are there – it may just work out!

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Thanks for the info October 18, 2014 at 3:11 am

Info given was great. Never got an Email. Thanks to your website it allowed me to book 25 days out. Funny though that you don’t get a confirmation number, but if you log back in you see that you do have a reservation. You can also place your meal order before getting there

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Kacy83 October 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm

I almost gave up hope. I checked so often around the 30 day mark and the 28 day mark but never had any luck. Today at 1 week out (11 days from date of fastpass) I checked it just to see and suddenly there was an opening!! So keep trying and don’t give up! :-)

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Winnetta Byford October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

We are 25 days out and thanks to Shannon and this post, I was able to get a FP+ for our arrival day of 11/9 at 12:45. Thank you so much, Shannon! We did not get an email and I would have never been able to find that 12 digit number without your help!

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Bryce E October 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I am chcking in on 11/4 so today is 21 days until check in. While I have not received an invitation email I have been checking daily since 30 days out and today there were 2 time slots free for the day I was planning for MK, so I got my FP+ lunch booked and ready! Hopefully everyone else will be able to start getting theirs for NOV now as well.

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Jen October 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm

November is now open, my travel agent emailed me this morning and I was able to get reservations for 11/10 :)

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Angelina October 14, 2014 at 1:17 am

I just got a 11/06 lunch reservation! November looks open!

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Andrea October 14, 2014 at 12:51 am

Are you only able to get a FP+ for BOG if you are staying on-site? If so, what time do they begin passing out the paper passes you mentioned (in the August update you made to this post)? Thank you!

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Christine October 13, 2014 at 8:10 am

I’ve been trying for about a week, for a Nov. 3 date, with no luck. It jus always says nothing is available. I haven’t even received an invite email (our dates are Nov. 2-5).

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Marianne K October 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

Shannon,

I made reservations through a travel agency and have not been able to determine a way to get the 12 digit number to even look at dates for BOG.

I was on the phone this morning with Disney and the agent kept insisting that there is no 12 digit number (very frustrating).

Our trip starts Nov 9, and I am at a loss for what to do. Any suggestions?

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Allison October 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Look on your luggage tags.

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brandy October 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Does anyone know when fastpass will be available for Nov for be our guest I keep searching???

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Amy October 10, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Well, I received my e-mail invite today for a trip November 2-8. I tried getting a fast pass within an hour of receiving the e-mail and was getting the no availability message. So I called WDW Dine and was told that the window is now 60 days out and the dates of my trip are completely booked up. So incredibly disappointing. If anyone has received a different story I’d appreciate the update.

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Melissa October 13, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I got a different story when I called. I was told that they were NOT booking any FastPass+ reservations for November at this time (not that they were full). We have a November arrival too but have not received an email invite… today is our 27 day mark (I tried to book again today and it still says that none are available).

You’re the first I’ve heard that got an email BOG invite for a November trip. Any others out there??

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Jenn October 15, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Did you try following the directions in the article? I didn’t get the email, but clicked on the link in the article and put in my 12 digit # etc and it worked for me. I was so surprised. Got a lunch reservation for 11/10 just a couple hours ago. If you didn’t try this way, definitely give it a try. Good luck!

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Kara October 11, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I keep searching as well! No luck yet and tomorrow is my 27 day window so we’ll see if it lets me book!

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Melissa October 13, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Today is my 27 day mark and it’s still showing none available. :(

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Beth October 14, 2014 at 8:46 am

We’re going 11/9-16 and I’m still waiting for my email. I’ve been logging in everyday for months with no availability. I tried all different dates today and finally had 9th and 10th openings! I booked one, though I know I need to modify it. Hoping Thurs or Sat opens up later. So keep logging in, without the email, and try all different dates. You’ll get something eventually! I’m impatient too, so I know how annoying this is. I called Disney yesterday and they assured me my email would come today and everyone gets one. I had been told by agents that only random guests get them. I wish they’d stop changing everything constantly. Good luck!!

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Kara October 8, 2014 at 3:24 pm

I am going from Nov 8-15 and when I go to the website, all of my dates come up and show there are no times available. I am hoping that it’s still too early to book and times will show up in a few days! Any updates are appreciated!

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Angelina October 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Hello, I have been checking for months. I am trying to get a fastpass for 11/06 but it has never shown up. I was wondering if I missed, or if I should just keep checking…

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Brandi October 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

We are in MK exactly 27 days from now (November 4). We have been trying all day to get the FP. Should I keep trying or is it a lost cause? I missed the BOG evening dining, so I am really trying to make this work. Thanks.

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Shannon Albert October 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm

There are currently no FP+ available after October. I’m not sure why but hopefully it’ll be resolved soon.

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Brandi October 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Thanks. We just got the email invite, but it’s still not working. Are you saying we just have to go wait in line now?
Thanks for your advice

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heather October 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm

are people booking it under fast passes like you would a ride or are you just going under book a dining reservation?

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Jenn October 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm

It’s a fast pass not a dining res, but you don’t book it the same as your other fast passes. Use the link and directions in the article above.

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Shel October 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm

I just got the BOG invite but it only shows dates until Nov 3 even though we are staying longer. Has anyone been able to book BOG beyond Nov 3rd?

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vicki October 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Did you get your invite in an email?

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Vicki October 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

It just asked me for my username and password to sign in. It never asked me to put that special number in and it still says no Fast Passes available :( I have 26 days to go! I have been trying for days! Any suggestions?

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Alysia October 5, 2014 at 11:27 am

Hi, thanks for this, I got my fp! I read that it won’t show on my Disney expedience. Does it link to my magic band to get in or do they just look up my reservation?

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Shannon Albert October 5, 2014 at 11:28 am

You’ll just give them your name when you check in.

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Angela October 5, 2014 at 8:16 am

I used these detailed instructions to make my fast pass reservation but it doesn’t seem to be working. I am just over 30 days from check in, I guess maybe I am too early and should wait until I am 27 days out.

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Shannon Albert October 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

Yes, 27 days from the day you’re eating there, not 27 days from checkin.

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Andrea October 2, 2014 at 3:00 am

I just got my BOG fastpass for Oct 29 at 3:30 am est and it worked! Today is my 27th day too. Thanks for the great information!

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Sue October 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Got my fastpass at 7:00am exactly 27 days out, just like you said!!! Thank you so much for your input! Really excited!

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Ron September 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Its 28 days before our check in date to Fort Wilderness and I booked a BOG lunch Fastpass without receiving an email. So try going into the website and booking one even if you do not receive the email.

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Becki September 28, 2014 at 7:18 pm

If this helps anyone else – today was my 27th day before our trip. When I checked at 1am EST, it was not open for FastPass. When I checked again at 8:30EST, it was finally open! But it only opens that 27th day. For example, we will arrive on Saturday, which is the day that opened up, but we want the FastPass on Monday, and no other day was open….so I’ll check again in 2 days.

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Becki September 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

Just an update, when I went to get Monday at 12:01amEST, it was still unavailable. When I checked at 5:50amEST there were only 2 slots open on Monday, 11:10-11:40am and 1:45 – 2:15am. I don’t know if the main lunch time was really booked that fast or if that is all they offer for FastPass. I am just happy to have a pass :)

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Katie September 28, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Hi Shannon. Thanks for the info, I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t seeing it on MDE but instead of using a question on your Sunday night Q&A, I looked here first ;)

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Steve H. September 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm

This is our first DW vacation. We booked after the 180 day mark so we missed out on getting the coveted BOG ADR at that time. I had settled on waiting for the 27 day mark to get a fastpass for lunch. I had been checking the Disney website daily (OCD) for availability always with nothing coming up, then right at 30 days out (EARLY in the morning, like 1am) several times popped up as available and I was able to snag a 5:40pm reservation for my party of 5!

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Danielle September 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Our 27 day mark was today, and I just got our BOG reservations. I’m shocked there were any left since it’s so late (8:30pm) maybe we just got lucky :-)

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Jessica September 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

When I pull this up it only offers the next seven days. Is the correct? I keep seeing you all say 27 days…THANKS!

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Bridget October 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm

This is happening to me as well. I am not sure what’s going on.

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Shannon Albert October 5, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Are you 27 days before the day you want to eat there? That’s the key. Otherwise, it won’t show you the right days.

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Bridget October 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Yes. We will be at MK on October 20th.

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Brandi September 23, 2014 at 11:11 am

Is there an ideal time of day to try get the FP at the 27 day mark?

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Shannon Albert September 23, 2014 at 11:42 am

I would try at 6 a.m. eastern time.

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Brandi September 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Thanks!

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Stephanie September 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm

So, my vacation starts 27 days from TODAY, and I’ve been counting down the days until I could book the BOG Lunch fast pass… of course, NOW the website is not responding :( Anybody else having the same problem, or have any ideas about how to get the page to load?

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Brandi September 23, 2014 at 11:10 am

I have also found the site to be very slow during the day. At midnight it wasn’t too bad.

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Terri September 18, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Shannon-
As an experienced Disney lover I still learn something new each time I read your emails and do research on your website. Today, I was lucky to get a Be Our Guest Fastpass because of your link. I tried last week and there was nothing available. I tried again today and got one. So excited! Thank you for all your planning tools and advice! You made my day. :)

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Ashley September 12, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Have you heard any feedback about booking the lunch FastPass on MNSSHP days?

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Shannon Albert September 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

I’m not sure what those things have to do w/each other though? There’s nothing about Halloween party days that would keep you from booking a lunch FP+ at Be Our Guest.

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Mary B September 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I am 26 days out and have been checking all the time. It just says that there are no FP available to please check a different day (all of them are not available for our 10 day trip). Does that mean that they might open up- I have been checking all week and have gotten the same message. Or is this a lost cause?

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Shannon Albert September 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm

They usually open up 27 days before the day you want to eat.

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Janet September 10, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Hi Shannon – couldn’t make a lunch FastPass reservation at 28 days, but worked perfectly at 27 days – this might be the magic number. And I think it’s 27 days from the day you wish to have lunch at Be Our Guest, not 27 days from the beginning of your trip.

thanks for your great site,
Janet

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joe c July 1, 2014 at 6:40 pm

hello, I’m going on my second trip to WDW and I just had a question about be our guest restaurant. Do you have to have a reservation to eat there for lunch and if you do how do I make them if I’m not staying on a Disney property.

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Emily September 19, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I’ve been 3 times since August (I live here) and there’s always a sign at the line that says they’ve reached capacity for lunch. So a reservation would probably be your best bet. I am going to try the “27 day” tip and see if that works. I’ve been trying to get a reservation every time I go and can’t :( Good luck to you and have fun!

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Rory July 1, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Hi Shannon,
We are staying on-site and cannot book with our FP+ reservation 60 days out for BoG lunch. Do you know if they are only allowing 30 days out for this specific reservation?

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Frank H July 2, 2014 at 11:19 am

The article says that the Fastpasses for the BOG lunch usually become available 3-4 weeks prior to arrival

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Chantal June 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Is it possible that this was only a temporary thing? Because I’ve been trying to make reservations for August 28th, and the choice of dates only goes up to August 24th…

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Tammy June 29, 2014 at 9:13 am

I’ve booked an Aug 13-23 stay and when I tried for the FP reservation it gives me Aug 13-19 choices only. (Of course, it says there are no FP reservations available.) But I’m wondering if this is not even really “open” to me at all right now, since I’m still 6 weeks away from vacation time. Maybe it will “allow” me choices closer to my date????

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Maria B July 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

Wait until 30 days from your trip and then check every day. This is what Shannon suggests and most people have had luck with this.

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Tammy June 18, 2014 at 1:05 am

Is anybody else getting an odd message when they try to log into the BOG FP system? When I try to log in it will no longer go through, and a message pops up that says something along the lines of “We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please stop by customer service to help you with logging on or with selecting available FP windows and preordering food.”

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Aimee Bell June 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm

We just returned home from our trip and a few weeks prior to leaving we received an email invitation for the lunch fastpass+. Of course we participated. We pre-ordered are food through that website. When we got there we were late for our “allotted time” because I had the wrong time stuck in my brain, but they did let us in. However, they said they would do that “only this one time.” We were able to verfiy the food we had choose and make any changes and then find a seat in any of the 3 dining rooms. And our food “magically” appeared. I had the carved turkey sandwich and it was fabulous. My brother had the roast beef sandwich which was also very good. The meat was so tender & perfect. And they were big sandwiches…very filling meal.

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Tammy June 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I too was having difficulty finding my 12 digit number, as my reservation number is an 8 digit one, consisting of letters and numbers. I finally called Disney Dining and asked if anyone could make FP reservations for lunch at BOG or if I had to have a special invite. The cast member told me anyone staying on Disney property could obtain available FP spots. I then told her I did not have a 12 digit number, which the site was asking for and she was happy to give me that number, as well as my parents 12 digit number and my brother and his family’s 12 digit number. I figured it was worth a shot to give them a call. I am still about 50 days out, but so glad I called!

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Maria B June 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

That’s awesome! Finally, a Disney cast member that knows what is going on.

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Jennifer H June 13, 2014 at 7:27 pm

We stayed at Port Orleans Riverside last year and were able to get reservations for TS the same day. I went to guest services and spoke with Brian and he was able to book my party of 7 for that evening. Not saying it will happen for everyone, but it’s always worth a try. The resturant itself is beautiful, but the menu wasn’t that impressive and not picky kid friendly.

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Rebecca C June 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Hi – we are going to Disney next week and were able to book reservations. We are meeting up with another family, but we were unable to combine bookings which was a little frustrating so we settled for overlapping time slots. Wondering if anyone has booked successfully through the info above and then arrived without any problem to reservation at BoG?

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Kimberly June 15, 2014 at 9:36 pm

We just went two days ago using overlapping times with my parents. It was fine. We arrived at the begininng of our time and with five min left of my parents’ time. They’ll just scan both bands but you’re free to sit together wherever you want:)

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Dana June 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm

For those of you having success making FP+ reservations, is it requiring the 12 digit confirmation number described in the post above? I asked my travel agent about this number and she said she had never heard of a 12-digit number except for a room only reservation. I have a package reservation.

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Debbie Reynolds June 11, 2014 at 5:23 am

I have a package reservation and my number worked – however I think I am still to far out – as I am going in October.

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Maria B June 11, 2014 at 8:10 am

Yes, I have a package, too. My number definitely worked – I was able to login to the site, but I couldn’t book yet, I am too far from my booking window (counting down until July 18th!!). I am just seeing “there are no times available” (which is what you will see until you are able to book).

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Alex June 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Dana, download the MDE app on your phone. Then click on the menu option (top left) & find “My Reservations”. You should find the 12 digit number there. I too have a pack reservation & its the only place I found it. I took a screenshot quickly so I will have it ready come July 18th!

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Kylie June 11, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Hi Alex, where do you see the 12-digit number? I have a package reservation and did exactly as you said and do not see the 12-digit number anywhere on this page…?

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Maria B June 12, 2014 at 7:55 am

I think I know what Alex means, Kylie. I just found it on my phone this way.

1) Open the MDE app on your phone.

2) Open the menu.

3) Then, open My Reservations.

4) Next, open Rooms and Packages.

5) It should show your reservation. Right above the name of your resort should be the 12 digit confirmation number.

I hope this helps!

Maria

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Lauren June 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm

I tried following all of these steps and I keep only finding an 8 digit confirmation number that includes letters.

Anyone else have this problem? I’m wondering why I can’t find this 12 digit number. Our trip isn’t until September, just being eager and planning to make this fast pass for BOG Lunch! :)

Kimberly June 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

- Choose My Reservations and Tickets
– Hover your mouse over BUT DO NOT CLICK the Check In Online link.
– At the very end of that address is a long string of numbers. That’s your Reservation ID.

Melody June 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I’m trying to do this for my trip that is in mid-July, but I had to altar my reservation and it is pulling my original dates with my confirmation number, rather than the revised dates. I currently don’t have the option to do a fast pass on the day I will be in the Magic Kingdom. Any thoughts on how to fix this?

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Maria B June 11, 2014 at 8:08 am

The My Disney Experience account should be updated with your most recent reservation information. Did you create an account on the disney website? If so, log in and see if you can view your updated reservations. If you are staying in the parks, and you are less than 60 days out, there will be an option to “check in” online. Hover over that icon and the 12 digit number should appear. Copy it down and try it at the Be Our Guest reservation site. It should work.

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jack rawlins June 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm

OK, I can’t promise it will ever happen again, but I too tried to get reservations for BOG months before my trip (back in the days before FP options) and was told there were no times available. So while standing in line for BOG lunch one morning I noticed someone at the kiosk making dinner reservations for that very evening! So I walked over, asked if there were dinner reservations available, and was told “Sure!” Apparently a lot of people cancel, and apparently Disney likes to encourage walk-ins so they schedule reservations very “loosely” (they don’t pack them in). Same goes for the barbershop, btw–I was told “No available time slots,” then walked in without a problem. I asked how come, and the cast members said “Booked up” for the barbershop means something like half the available time.

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Lisa June 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Thank you for this post because I actually wanted to take my boys there for lunch. You read my mind!!! Thank you

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john June 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

We visited in jan, and was at a onsite resort, we were part of that test in early jan of doing lunch via fastpass BOG. We did pre-order our food via the website and were able to skip the line outside and inside for this. We did enjoy it, but has one issue, I tried to add another item for our one kiddo age2 who was not listed for fast passes for this trip. the system did not like this and it messed up out meal order and we had to get in a line to fix, once we did the rest was ok. So they are still working out some bugs with the system, we did get another invite while still on grounds for another lunch there again during our stay, but we did not use it a 2nd time…

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Sara D. June 10, 2014 at 11:21 am

Yes, keep trying for those lunch FP+ folks. We were there this past January, and my dates didn’t open up until 21-ish days before our trip. The default message seems to be “there are no times available” for the date you selected, but what that really translates to is they haven’t opened up those days to FP+ reservations yet. I checked daily (sometimes multiple times, obsess much?!) and times eventually became available. It was worth it! Good luck!

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Maria B June 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Yes, I second that! “There are no available times” means there are no times YET. Don’t get discouraged. Keep trying from day 30 and under! I have a friend that didn’t see her FP window open up until 21 days before the trip. Like Shannon said, 3 or 4 weeks before your time to go you will see an opening. I plan to start trying at 30 days and each chance I get until I go.

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Lucia June 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm

thanks for sharing because i just try it and it appear the “There are no available times”, i was kind of sad until this! ;)

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Tammy June 29, 2014 at 9:21 am

Well that answers a lot! I’m still 6 weeks out and when I tried it, I got the “no available fastpasses” default. Thanks for sharing!

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Rosemary June 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

wow things sure are changing quick . . we were there in January and we tried so hard to get dinner reservations prior to our visit (even up to the day before we wanted) but no luck. We ended up just showing up for lunch and only had about a 20 minute wait (if even that) but I believe we had a late lunch (2ish). Hopefully next visit we will be successful in a dinner rese

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Sondra @ Savers4Life June 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

Thanks for the good post. We’re hoping we can snag a Fastpass for lunch during our trip in Nov/Dec. Otherwise, I’ll be standing in line while the rest of the crew plays around New Fantasyland!

So far our trip plan is on track with the exception of missing the Dessert Party.

Heather: If I understand it’d be another day or so before they come open to you. It’s only 30 days out you can reserve them.

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Robin S June 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

Any idea how far out you can book the lunch fastpasses? We’re around 150 days out & it’s not showing any availability for any of our days yet.

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Shannon Albert June 10, 2014 at 10:41 am

As the post mentions, they are usually available 3-4 weeks beforehand.

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Carrie June 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

I was sent the email invitation last week for our upcoming trip in July. I immediately logged in and there are NO fast passes available for ANY day of our 7 day trip. I am so disappointed that they even sent out an invite when there’s no chance of getting one. Hopefully others have more luck!

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Christi June 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

The same thing happened to me, got an email last week about it. I tried again yesterday and was able to book. Keeping trying back each day before your trip.

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Carrie June 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Thanks! That’s what my travel agent said too. Honestly have tried every day since I got the email, tried 5 different times today and finally got it! :-)

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Heather June 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

We are 31 days out, and when I tried to book today, it said that the Fastpasses were unavailable. Should I keep trying?

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Shannon Albert June 10, 2014 at 10:43 am

Yes, keep trying.

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Leiann June 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

I just got Fass Pass for lunch and it was 27 days before. I had been trying every day and it suddenly opened up. In fact, when I first tried only 1 day was open then I tried an hour later and 2 days were open.

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Maria B June 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Yay! This is encouraging! I can’t wait until my FP window is open to try.

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