Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 21, 2008
    Matt from FL 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.

    I am a Disney Dad. We took our 2 year old in December and it was great except for finding a place to eat. What is the best way to avoid the rush, the long waits, so that we can sit down and eat?

    Matt,

    Glad to hear you had a great visit, and sorry to hear you found some long waits and crowds in the restaurants.  I can't tell if most of your issues relate to table service or counter service restaurants (you can sit down at either), but a few thoughts come to mind to try to reduce these issues in the future in general...

    - Make reservations well in advance of your visit for table service restaurants
    - When possible try to eat at "non peak" times.  For example a 10:00am breakfast/brunch, or an 11:00am lunch, or a  5:00pm dinner.
    - Consider eating some meals outside the parks, at the resorts, especially for lunch when crowds can be lighter at the Resort restaurants
    - If possible, try to visit WDW during less busy periods, so you are competing with fewer guests

    Have fun planning for your next trip!
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