• On Sep 13, 2018
    Katharine from TN 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.

    My family and I are staying with family in Orlando not at a resort. We have bought tickets for 4 days at the parks. I am having a very hard time understanding what I should do about where to eat and if and where to make reservations. Thank you for help!

    Hello Katharine and may I wish you a warm welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    It's no secret that Disney dining and enjoying good times with family at Disney restaurants is a subject very dear to my heart which is why I'm so very pleased to assist with your upcoming plans visit to Walt Disney World Resort whilst staying with family in the Orlando area.
    Firstly let me tell you that all Guests may begin making Advanced Dining Reservations for Disney Table Service locations up to 180 days prior to their visit which is a handy thing to do if it's important to your family to dine at a particular Disney Character Dining experience or Dinner Show.  Advanced Dining Reservations can be secured via My Disney Experience or by speaking with a Cast Member by dialling the number for Dining Reservations contained within this handy Walt Disney World Resort Phone Directory.
    However there are many wonderful Quick Service dining locations right across Disney property that don't require any reservations at all plus at select locations Guests can save time waiting in-line by pre-ordering their food via the superb My Disney Experience Mobile App and Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering - at present my favourite Quick Service dining location is the Satu'li Canteen!
    ~ Jane

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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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