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  • On Oct 1, 2012
    Susan from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How easy is it to get into some of the restaurants without a reservation, if lets say you try early- 4- 430pm?

    Hi Susan!

    That is a great question.

    I think the answer depends on a lot things:
    • What time of year are you going and is Walt Disney World very crowded?
    • What is the weather like?
    • Is it a Disney Character Dining Experience?
    • Is it in a theme park or in a resort hotel?
    • How popular is the restaurant generally?

    The bottom line is that some restaurants are difficult to impossible to get into with an Advance Dining Reservation (ADR).  That is especially true during the busier times of the year.  However, you can still try walking up without one.  It's been my experience that you can walk up to most of the restaurants in a resort hotel except for the very popular ones, which include the ones offering Disney Characters.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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