Family dining outside
  • On Oct 10, 2020
    Jennifer from VA Asked

    What’s the best way to formally request outdoor seating for a table service dining reservation? Similarly, will restaurants (such as Rose and Crown Dining Room) allow you to wait for an outdoor table if one is not available at your reservation time?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Jennifer! Thanks for coming back with another question! 

    Your trip is coming up next month! So, I'm very happy that you're looking to make your dining reservations! I’m sure you know that you may do so up to 60 days in advance either online or by calling 407- 939- DINE (407-939-3463). And, while there is no way to formally request a seat outside when making your reservation, you can still request a table outside when you arrive at the restaurant. My recommendation is to arrive a little earlier than your reservation time. As long as you’re willing to wait for an outdoor seat, a Cast Member would be happy to accommodate your request to dine al fresco.  

    You mentioned the Rose & Crown Dining Room in EPCOT. That just happens to be one of my favorite dining locations! But, if you’re looking for other locations that offer outdoor seating, my friend and fellow panelist Julie P., compiled a wonderful list of table service restaurants that offer outdoor dining at the Walt Disney World Resort. Some of the restaurants she recommends include Tony's Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom Park, Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. If you’re looking to dine at Disney Springs, try The BOATHOUSE, STK, or Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin'

    Thanks again for stopping by! We hope to welcome you back once more with your questions in the future! 

    Tiffanie 
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Meet the Panelist: Tiffanie, California

Greetings from San Diego, CA! I'm a wife, cat mom and Disney-loving "childless millennial." I've traveled all around the world, but my favorite place to visit is "The Happiest Place on Earth!" I've been going to the Disneyland Resort for over 25 years. Each time I step through the turnstiles to enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy, I feel the magic of Walt Disney's original park. I can't wait to answer your questions and help you experience all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer! Learn More About Tiffanie

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