• On Aug 18, 2008
    Kristin from NY 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 Disney from October 3rd through the 10th. We don't have reservations at any of the table service restaurants. Will we still be able to get into some without them? More the buffets and maybe Hard Rock, etc.

    I just can't say this enough.


    If you want to eat at character meals, dinner shows, signature dining restaurants, or meals during typical American dining hours, you need to make reservations in advance. If you call Disney Dining (407-WDW-DINE) even now, six weeks before your trip, you'll find that many of the popular restaurants will be completely booked.

    You're not going to starve. There are some restaurants that often have last minute availability, such as Restaurant Marrakesh (very good, by the way). But if you have table service dining preferences, then you absolutely 100% must call now to make reservations.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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