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  • On Apr 15, 2023
    Lynn from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Animal Kingdom on May 6 and we've had our hearts set on the Yak and Yeti restaurant but the website says "Dining Plans Are Temporarily Unavailable". Can we still walk in and get a table on the day of?


    You will love the Yak & Yeti Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. I can be found enjoying the Bhaktapur Duck on my visits, whenever I can!

    The Disney Dining Plans have not returned, but certainly the wonderful restaurants found around Walt Disney World are still bringing great food to the table. Walking in to one of these venues is still an option, but I would strongly recommend getting a reservation, if possible, to ensure you get to enjoy your preferred destination. Most of the table service restaurants in the parks were experiencing pretty high levels of bookings on our recent visit, so getting in by relying on just walking up without a reservation can mean waiting a long time, or possibly not getting in at all.

    I just looked on the My Disney Experience App for a table reservation for 2 for either lunch or dinner on May 6th, and came up empty. That does not mean that you cannot walk up and wait for a table but be prepared to wait. A little added suggestion for you, if your party is small enough, if to see if they have seats at the bar. That is how I got in the last time I ate there, when I did not have a reservation. Of course, keep checking for reservations as well, since people will cancel reservations as their vacation date nears and their plans change.

    BONUS TIP #2
    If you can't get in to the restaurant in a reasonable time, know that there is the Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes nearby, for a walk-up access to some great options as well.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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