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  • On Aug 17, 2022
    Natalie from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you eat at a Disney sit down restaurant for dinner without a reservation?

    Hiya, Natalie.

    Welcome to planDisney! Hooray, today marks exactly only ONE MONTH until you’re off on your adventure to The Most Magical Place on Earth. Can you feel the excitement building?

    Table-service dining at Walt Disney World Resort is a great way to take a break from all the hustle and bustle in the theme parks and partake in the delicious cuisine a Disney vacation is known for. Unfortunately, to dine at an in-park table-service restaurant, you do indeed need a dining reservation. I know reservations can be hard to come by at times, so I encourage you to keep checking for dining reservations in your My Disney Experience mobile app daily leading up to your vacation. Be sure to select every time option on the "Search By Time" feature when you do, because reservations may pop up that weren't there initially.

    If your quest to secure a dining reservation is unsuccessful, try utilizing the Mobile Dine Walk-up Availability feature in your My Disney Experience mobile app instead. This feature allows you to join the same-day walk-up list at select restaurants on property (subject to availability). To use it, go to the screen to check for dining reservations in your app and click “Now” under the time options. Any restaurants with walk-up availability will pop up with time slots.

    Now, some restaurants on property accept walk-ups from time to time. If they do, they will usually post a sign near the entrance with a note about available seating and to see a host or hostess. Keep your eyes peeled in the parks for these since that could open up options for you as well.

    Natalie, I hope this information helps. Have a wonderful trip, and say hi to Mickey for me!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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