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  • On Jul 14, 2022
    Alicia from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    On DCL do you have to make reservations for Breakfast and Lunch at the rotational dining location that is open for those meals or is it first come first serve?

    Hey there, hi there, Alicia! I'm so glad we can help with your question.

    Oh my goodness, your Disney Cruise Line sailing is really getting close, so now is a good time to get these last-minute stresses out of the way. There's nothing like the feeling of boarding your Disney Cruise ship, stress-free and ready to sail. 

    Food is a huge part of any cruise, and you'll be glad to know that you can just pop on into the rotational dining room that is open for breakfast or lunch - no reservation needed. The only slight variation on that is on debarkation day. You'll be assigned a time for breakfast based on your rotational dining seating time - main seating or late seating - but other than that, you can go any time on the other days.

    If you want something a little more informal, you'll have plenty of options aside from the dining room. You don't mention which ship you'll be on, but you can generally get everything from pizza and salads to burgers and chicken tenders. They don't take any chances that you'll be hungry on a Disney Cruise.

    I hope the rest of your planning is smooth sailing, Alicia!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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