• On May 12, 2021
    Georgina from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! Approximately how long should we anticipate spending at a table service dining reservation?

    Hello Georgina and thanks for returning to planDisney with another great question for us to help you with!

    My family is all about delicious dining and discovering new and fun places to eat together when we visit the most magical place on earth!  Dining at Walt Disney World Resort is such a pleasure and I know that for my family, we don't especially like to rush our Table-Service Advanced Dining Reservations, therefore I would suggest allowing a minimum of at least 2 hours from your check-in time.

    Allowing yourselves at least a 2-hour time slot for Disney Table-Service restaurant locations should provide enough time for your party to be seated, order, be served, and have plenty of time to enjoy your food and also take a moment to make memories with your family!

    Georgina, it may be useful for you to know that Guests with Advanced Dining Reservations at select Disney Table-Service restaurants may now use their My Disney Experience Mobile App to utilise the convenience of Mobile Dine Check-in.  Using this great service means Guests no longer have to check-in with Cast Members at the restaurant podium, but rather check-in via the My Disney Experience Mobile App and wait for the push notification to say your table is ready!

    On the other hand, Quick-Service dining locations, Lounges, or casual dining from Food Trucks, and so on can be enjoyed at a different pace!  There's nothing more fun than grabbing an unmissable DOLE Whip® pineapple soft-serve delight from Aloha Isle and then finding a spot in Adventureland to simply sit, enjoy and people watch!

    I hope I've been able to provide a little insight today for you Georgina.  If you did have any further questions about your upcoming Summer vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, then please do pop back to planDisney to ask me another question.

    Have a great Disney day ~ Jane

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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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