Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 11, 2010
    Crystal from IA 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.

    Our families first Disney vacation is right around the corner- June 18th- 25th. I'm aware of the strong possibility that it will be extremely crowded, but, is it absolutely essential to make meal reservations? Traveling with a 2 1/2 year old...

    Hi Crystal,


    You will definitely be visiting Walt Disney World when the crowds are higher because school has let out for many across the country. Making dining reservations are HIGHLY recommended for  sit down meals, otherwise you may find yourself with very long waits or complete unavailability at some restaurants. The Walt Disney Cast Members will do everything to accommodate you as best that they can but you may find that some of your preferred dining choices are all booked up. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, you don't want to end up with those valuable meal services leftover at the end of your trip because they do not transfer to your next visit. I think if you try to make reservations now, so close to your travel date, you will see how booked the restaurants really are, but hopefully with a little sprinkle of pixie dust, you will be able to secure a couple of reservations nonetheless.   Don't forget that there are about 50 Quick Service Dining choices through out  Walt Disney World that do not require reservations at all. Here is the list! Happy Hunting!

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