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  • On Apr 18, 2013
    Cheri 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.

    Have DDP reservations for BC in aug can reservations be made now or do i have to wait to pay off my trip balance due in June Also plan on eating alot over at epcot do you think reservation is needed if we plan eating early what happens if plans change

    Hi Cheri,

    Love, love, love staying at the Beach Club and having such easy access to all the great eats and drinks of the World Showcase!

    You certainly are eligible to make advanced dining reservations now if you want. The summer crowds will start to thin by the time of your visit in late August, but I still recommend having at least one reservation per day, especially if there are spots you don't want to miss.

    You can cancel most reservations without penalty if your plans change. Just note that the very most popular character dining and signature dining require a credit card deposit. If you cancel within 24 hours of your reservation or don't show up, you will be charged a penalty. A few, such as Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom, require advance payment.

    If you have a reservation and find you want to eat earlier, the restaurants often can work you in. It's much easier to be early than late.

    Some of my favorite Disney dining is at Epcot. My top picks:
    • Rose and Crown
    • Tokyo Dining
    • Le Cellier (you definitely need a reservation here.)
    • Via Napoli
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar

    My family also is a fan of the quick service selections at Sunshine Seasons, Tangierine Cafe, Katsura Grill and the new Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie.

    I hope that is helpful. Please let me know if I can offer any other advice or answer questions as you plan your visit. Enjoy!


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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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