Earlier this month, it was reported that Walt Disney World was investigating the restaurant reservations services that have begun popping up online and selling reservations to theme park guests. Several of the services, including Disney Dining Buddy, Disney Dining Scout and WDW Table Finder, all charge between $1-$8 to search for open reservation times. The users of these sites must then call and make their own reservations. Another website, DiS Dining Agent actually makes reservations under false names for hard-to-get restaurants at Walt Disney World and sells these reservations to their customers for $15.
Disney Dining Buddy has just posted on their Facebook page that Disney has asked them to shut down.
Here’s the message that was posted on their Facebook page:
Dear Loyal Customers,
Disney has requested that we discontinue our services as currently provided, and we have honored that request. We understand this may be disappointing to those of you who have found through us a solution to the stresses of dining planning. We share your disappointment.
We appreciate the grateful and positive comments we have received from you. Please know that we have truly enjoyed serving you.
If you have an active request for services from us, you will be receiving an email within the next week that contains information and instructions concerning refunds.
None of the other websites mentioned above have any notices listed on their Facebook pages, but it’s safe to say that it won’t be long.
*None of the reservation websites listed above are affiliated with The DIS (wdwinfo.com).