Family dining
  • On Mar 10, 2022
    Michelle from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the best way to plan our meals without Disney Dining? I really miss this feature. I don't love the idea of having to eat on a schedule making reservations for all our meals.

    Welcome to planDisney Michelle!

    I can totally understand you don't want to be tied to Dining Reservations while on your vacation. Sometimes you just want to be spontaneous with your meals. Hakuna Matata, no worries! We gotcha' covered!

    One option is to stick to Quick Service dining. At Disney World, "quick" does not mean you will be stuck with burgers and fries for every meal. Enjoy lobster rolls at Columbia Harbor House, pulled pork or brisket at the Regal Eagle Smokehouse, or fresh made-to-order rice and chicken bowls at Satu'li Canteen. For tradition, my family always needs a quick stop at Casey's Corner for corn dog nuggets but pick what your family enjoys!

    If you decide you want to do some Table Service meals without making reservations, you can always try doing Mobile Dine Walk-up Availability. You can do this on the My Disney Experience app on your phone to inquire about open tables. Try dining at off-hours like an early dinner or late lunch to increase your chances of a walk-up. 

    Whatever you decide, I hope you get to enjoy all the wonderful food Chef Mickey will be cooking up all over Walt Disney World! Enjoy!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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