• On Apr 15, 2021
    Tamara from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How exactly do the restaurant walk-up lists work? Can we choose times or do we just get added to the list and notified at whatever time they have available? Do you suggest we add ourselves to the list right upon entering the park?

    Welcome to planDisney, Tamara!

    The Walk-Up Wait Lists are such an amazing new feature on the My Disney Experience Mobile App

    Now, the first thing that you should know is that these wait-lists operate on current restaurant availability, so you may not be able to join the waitlist for some locations, while other locations have pretty open availability. Location availability can change by the day, or even by the hour so you will want to keep checking throughout the day. 

    What you will want to do is to open your handy-dandy My Disney Experience Mobile App and click the "+" that is located in the bottom center of the screen and then select "Check Dining Availability." On the next screen, you can select your party size and click today's date. Under "Time" click "Now." 

    You will see a list of locations that have the Walk-Up Wait List feature enabled. If the location is currently accepting walk-ups, there will be an estimated time listed and you will be advised to move closer to the restaurant entrance to join the waitlist. 

    I have heard that people have better luck joining these wait-lists closest to the opening time of the location, but you will not be able to join until the restaurant has opened for the day. Additionally, you should know that you can be called at any time! So you will not want to join until you are ready to eat. When your table is ready, you will be sent a push notification on your phone. 

    I hope that this gave you a bit of clarification, Tamara! 

    Please come back here if we can help answer any other questions for you!

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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