This morning online dining reservations became available for the Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining on newly reopened Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure. Reservations can now be made on the Disneyland website and also the Disneyland App.

The news initially came from the Disneyland Twitter account. The post said:

Beginning today, Guests visiting the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort can now book dining reservations on http://di.sn/6018HykKu or the Disneyland app for Carthay Circle Lounge –Alfresco Dining! Advance reservations are highly recommended.

However, almost as quickly as it appeared the tweet disappeared as the Disneyland website was flooded with guests attempting to get reservations. The rest of the morning the queue appeared to be full as guests attempted to make reservations. As the morning went on, guests began sharing their successful reservations on social media.

Later in the day, Disneyland tweeted again:

The announcement was also made on the Disneyland AP Facebook page.

The addition of reservations comes after it was initially announced that Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining would be a waitlist only system when it reopened on November 19th as part of the expansion of the Downtown Disney District. The popularity of the lounge made this system instantly difficult and frustrating for guests wanting to dine at the Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining. As so often is the case, Disney has modified its systems to make for a better guest experience.

Currently, due to guidelines put in place because of COVID-19, the Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining is limited in capacity and only offering outdoor dining. Tables are physically distanced apart as well per health and safety guidelines.

What do you think about reservations being offered for the Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining? Did you get reservations? How did the process go for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Article was updated to include the re-posting of the announcement for the arrival of the reservations for Carthay Circle Lounge – Alfresco Dining.