Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 23, 2009
    Janette from PA 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.

    We are going to be in Disney 4/22-4/29 and we have choosen to do the meal plan, my question is do we truly need to make reservations before our arrival? I am trying to not plan our day because we have to be at a certain place at a certain time.

    Hi Janette - I definitely recommend that you make advanced dining reservations for most, if not all, of your table service meals.  Most of the table service restaurants are extremely popular, and it can be difficult to get in to the restaurants at your preferred time if you don't have reservations.

    If you are concerned about the flexibility of your days, consider making reservations for breakfasts and dinners, but not lunches.  That way, you can either start or end your day with a table service meal, and keep the remainder of the day very flexible.

    Once you get down to Walt Disney World, if you choose to change your reservations, it's easy to do at guest services at the parks or your resort concierge.

    Have a great vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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