• On Jul 29, 2018
    Bernadette from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does Cinderella’s Royal Table ever allow walk ins? If so, how long is the average wait for a table without a reservation, and while you wait, can you continue to explore Magic Kingdom, or do you have to wait inside the castle? Thanks so much!

    Welcome BACK, Bernadette!

    I'm very happy to say that not only does Cinderella's Royal Table try to accommodate walk-in guests who do not have a reservation, most Table-Service dining locations welcome walk-in's. My husband is in the Military, so I don't make vacation plans too far in advance because his schedule is unpredictable. However, I've dined at many popular Walt Disney World Resort dining locations like Kona Cafe, The Hollywood Brown Derby, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and even Cinderella's Royal Table without a reservation.

    In all of my last-minute Disney planning experience, I've found that Table-Service dining locations will be able to estimate how long you might wait for a table. However, Character Dining locations usually only have a handful of openings for the whole day which exist due to last-minute cancelations, so it's best to inquire as soon as that park opens. Pro Tip: you'll have the best chance of success if you ask at the location in person rather than by calling or looking at open reservation times online or through the My Disney Experience App as each individual location keeps their own up-to-date master dining list for the day.

    If you are able to get in for that day, you'll be told where you can and cannot go. If the location pencils you in for a specific time slot, you can usually continue exploring until it's time to dine. However, if you're handed a restaurant pager and your wait is under an hour it's probably best to not wander too far away.

    I hope this helped, Bernadette, and We'll See You Real Soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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