Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 23, 2008
    Deborah from TN 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 DW for the first time in May 2008. Is it going to be hard to get reservations on such a short notice? Did I waste my money getting the dining plan?

    It's always best to make your dining reservations as far in advance is possible.  That being said though, obtaining reservations for your upcoming trip may be doable, but you need to call now!  Here are some tips that should help:

    - Make your reservations for off hours.  Early dinners or late lunches are easier to get than those during prime dining hours.

    - Try some of the less popular meals.  There are lots of great restaurants in Epcot that don't see as much traffic as, say, Cinderella's Royal Table.

    - Be flexible.  If you are traveling with a large party be willing to split up for meals and sit at two or more tables.

    If you keep these suggestions in mind you're more likely to be successful in getting those reservations.  But don't take my word for it!  Tear yourself away from the computer screen and go call 407-WDW-DINE right now!  Good Luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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