Family dining outside
  • On Aug 8, 2020
    Brittini from MA Asked

    Hello! I enjoyed your write up on outdoor dining options at WDW, but how can the guest request outdoor seating on the reservation? There appears to be no place to request this for table service restaurant reservations. Thank you!

    Hello, Brittini,

    Thank you for sending your question to planDisney.  Your trip is less than a month away!  Isn't it wonderful to think about all the fun and new memories you will be making?  

    When you are visiting restaurants at Walt Disney World that offer outdoor seating, those seats are essentially on a first-come, first-serve basis.  I'd suggest arriving a bit earlier than your reservation time and request outdoor seating and if your schedule permits waiting, let the cast member know that you are willing to wait for an outdoor seat.  We've often had good luck doing both of those things so that we could enjoy dining al fresco.  

    One of my family's favorite spots to dine outdoors that often has availability is the Spice Road Table at EPCOT.  It is located next to the water with beautiful views of the World Showcase.  We've found it to be a perfect spot during the rain, too, as it is a covered area.  The hummus and olives as well as the brie fondue are not to be missed!  They are so delicious and perfect to start off a meal with or as a light snack during the day. 

    Prior to your trip, I'd suggest taking a look at some helpful information to Know Before You Go.  If you haven't made your theme park reservations yet, you can do that beforehand by visiting the Disney Park Pass Reservation system. 

    Wishing you a magical trip!  Please let us know if you have any further questions. -Kara
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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