Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On May 11, 2011
    Loretta from IN 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.

    Is there dining with a real meal out making reservations?

    Hi Loretta,

    Yes there can be a real meal without making a reservation but it can be difficult to find. I know I would not want to be looking for one when I am hungry.

    With the popularity of the Disney Dining Plan, many guests are taking advantage of making Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) to experience the wonderful restaurants. Also, the parks, except Epcot, have limited table service options. I like having the ADRs so that I can take a break and enjoy family time to think about the fun we had during the day.

    I think you can still have a little flexibility. If you are touring off season, are a smaller dining party and if you head to the resorts, you should be able to find a table but you may need to wait.

    You could also eat during the transition periods at a restaurant when the changeover between meals is occurring.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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