EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 15, 2012
    Laura from WI 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.

    A few of the restaurants that our family was hoping to try in September are all booked. The Garden Grill was one of the places at Epcot that we wanted to try. Can we still eat there without reservations and do you have suggestions for other places?

    Hi Laura!

    Firstly regarding The Garden Grill restaurant - keep checking online to see if anything becomes available - cancellations do occur all the time, and you might just find a time to suit you.  The advantage of checking online is that it is really quick and easy to do.

    If you are looking at other character dining, I would recommend Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  This is a lively, fun experience that everyone will enjoy - and you meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald.

    For meeting the Cinderella and the Disney Princesses you would love Cinderella's Royal Table, located in Cinderella Castle, in the Magic Kingdom park. You will meet Cinderella for photos with your family before being shown to your table in the dining room, then some of the other Disney Princesses will visit with your table.  As this is very popular, it may be a challenge to secure a reservation for September, but again, keep checking.  Another opportunity to dine with the Disney Princesses is at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.

    I would also recommend The Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom park.  This is in a beautiful conservatory setting, and you will meet Pooh & Friends.

    As I am limited for space here, please send me a direct question with details of your family's dining preferences, and I will be happy to help you with some more dining ideas.   
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