OpenTable Adds Disney World Restaurants to its Reservation Platform

Last Updated on: October 15th, 2023

Getting a seat at a popular Walt Disney World Restaurant can sometimes feel like winning the lottery. While Disney World has an endless selection of dining options, some are more popular than others and you are competing with everyone else staying at the resort in addition to locals just looking for a night out, for a relatively small number of seats. You almost always need to get a reservation well in advance of your visit.

opentable disney world restaurantsWell, things just got slightly better for reservation seekers as the popular restaurant reservation service, OpenTable, has added a number of Walt Disney World restaurants to its platform.

Now, guests to the Walt Disney World Resort can use OpenTable on their smartphone or computer and book a reservation at a bunch of popular restaurants on Disney World property. It is unclear how far in advance a reservation can be made, but I’ve seen a number of reports that the booking window is quite a bit shorter than the 180 day window that is available through Disney’s Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) system.

I did some searching around on OpenTable and here are the Disney World restaurants I found currently available for booking:

Granted, there is no Be Our Guest or Le Cellier here, or any in-park restaurants currently available on OpenTable, but a number of these are very good dining options that usually need a reservation during peak dining hours. Personally, I am sticking with the Disney ADR system so I can manage everything through MyDisneyExperience, but at least there is now a decent alternative for booking reservations.

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    I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and