How We Secured a Hard-To-Get Reservation at Le Cellier

Jason Diffendal

How We Secured a Hard-To-Get Reservation at Le Cellier

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Making your Walt Disney World vacation easy and seamless may seem impossible when you are stuck trying to find the best hotel deal, decide what tickets you need, if you should get a Park Hopper or not, and trying to book your dining reservations as soon as the window opens. On top of all this, you will also need to learn how to use Disney Genie+ if you want to skip any lines. And these hurdles are just the beginning when booking a Walt Disney World trip! You’ll soon find there are always more planning decisions that you will have to navigate through before you even arrive in Orlando!

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The Moose Mousse is the most popular dessert, even though it’s only on the children’s menu!

One way to help simplify the process is to download Unlocked Magic. Unlocked Magic is a Disney vacation tool that will open you up to a community of other Disney fans while providing helpful tools like a Dining Reservation Finder and offering discounted Disney tickets that are cheaper than buying tickets on the Walt Disney World website.

Dining Reservation Finder

The Dining Reservation Finder on Unlocked Magic is a fan favorite tool for many because it will find you hard-to-get dining reservations and eliminates you having to do the work to obtain them.

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The world-famous (ok maybe that’s an exaggeration) pretzel bread and some other less-famous multigrain rolls.

Have you ever booked a Walt Disney World vacation, locked in your resort, made your park passes, and then tried to snag a coveted ‘Ohana breakfast at Disney’s Polynesian Resort or dinner at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, only to see “no times available” come across My Disney Experience? Cut to you, refreshing the app every day in hopes that something becomes available. Sometimes, a miracle may occur, and some extra pixie dust will be sent to you, and that reservation will pop up. But most of the time, we Disney fans have accepted defeat.

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The Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup at Le Cellier probably actually is world-famous.

With Unlocked Magic, you just put in the dining location you want a reservation for, the date, number of guests, and the general time you are looking for, and Unlocked Magic will do the rest of the work for you. The system will constantly search for reservations, and as soon as one is available, it will notify you so that you can book it!

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What’s a meal in Canada without poutine?

Le Cellier Dinner Review

Have you seen our dining review of dinner at Le Cellier last month? That dinner would not have been possible without Unlocked Magic. We used the Dining Reservation Finder tool to snag a dinner reservation on very short notice at Le Cellier, which is often fully booked right at the 60-day window. Part of the issue with reservations at Le Cellier is that it’s a steakhouse so it has wider appeal than other restaurants in World Showcase at EPCOT. First-time vacationers might not want to risk dinner at somewhere like Spice Road Table especially if they have picky eaters in the family. In addition to the menu’s appeal, the restaurant is very small. And I mean very small. It’s almost incomprehensible why Disney would build such a tiny restaurant anywhere, let alone in Canada at EPCOT. (For the answer, you’ll have to understand that it was originally a cafeteria, not a signature table-service restaurant.)

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The USDA Prime Ribeye Steak with Onion-Cognac Gravy is amazing!

Check out the full review in our article, or watch the video below. (Apologies in advance for the technical difficulties.)

A personal favorite aspect of the Unlocked Magic system is that you can set a dining reservation request prior to the 60-day window for making reservations. You don’t even have to calculate when that 60-day window starts! The moment your 60-day window opens, the app will begin the search for you, and you can just relax! Dining reservations often get released at very early times in the morning, and waking up on that 60-day mark before 6:00 AM to try and grab your dining reservations alongside everyone else is never very magical, so why don’t you sleep in while Unlocked Magic does the work for you!

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The Vegan Fried Cauliflower is as tasty as it is pretty.

Subscribe Today and Receive a $15 Disney Gift Card

Right now Unlocked Magic is offering a limited-time promotion where you will receive a $15 Disney Gift Card when you sign up for a 1-year subscription. Considering the yearly subscription price is already a discount from the monthly fee, and you get a Disney gift card too, it’s almost a no-brainer!

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The Strawberry-Vanilla-Coconut Crème reminds you that you’re in Canada.

When you use Unlocked Magic, you will have unlimited dining requests, and you can book restaurants all over Disney property! From Magic Kingdom to EPCOT to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Disney Springs, and every single Walt Disney World Resort — almost every table-service restaurant is available!

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Maple Crème Brûlée is a signature dessert.

Don’t settle for dinner at Crystal Palace when you really wanted to eat at ‘Ohana! Get that hard-to-book dining reservations using Unlocked Magic and enjoy those noodles!


  • Jason Diffendal

    Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries. Contact Jason at