• On Apr 20, 2018
    Lindsey from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am bringing my family to Disney in June and want to plan dinner at DisneySprings when we arrive. Do I have to make reservations ahead of time? Will there be any tables available if wait to decide where to eat when we get there? No Dining plan

    Hi Lindsey, 

    Thank you for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.  Disney Springs is a fantastic choice for dinner, there are so many delicious options available!

    Personally, If I have a dining location that I know I want to visit during my visit to Walt Disney World Resort, I will make an Advanced Dining Reservation.  Most dining locations at Disney Springs are very popular and do require Advanced Dining Reservations, however, sometimes you can get lucky and score a walk up.  If you aren’t picky about where you dine, then you and your party should be able to find something that suits your palate, I would suggest looking for something during off peak dining hours.  What my family will do is take a quick look at what is available on My Disney Experience for that day, and make same day reservations, just to make sure we have something.  We have been lucky finding some great same day Advanced Dining Reservations, and I like the peace of mind knowing that I do have somewhere for us to enjoy a nice dinner.  

    If nothing is available, don’t forget about some of the many Quick-Service Dining Locations instead of Table-Service Locations.  If my daughter had her choice, she would choose Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza over any Table-Service Location, while I would prefer Earl of Sandwich or The Polite Pig.  

    I hope you have a wonderful time at Walt Disney World Resort this June, Lindsey.  Please let us know if you have any other questions, we are happy to help. 

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I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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