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  • On Jan 4, 2023
    Dawn from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What do you do for food when all lunch and dinner reservation times are booked at all locations

    Hi Dawn!  

    Walt Disney World Dining Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance, so if there are particular restaurants you're looking for, booking early is the key. 

    I did a quick search for lunch and dinner reservations during the week you will be visiting and still see quite an assortment of available restaurants.  Perhaps your preferred restaurants and/or times are not available.  If this is the case, never fear!  Restaurant availability changes frequently when other guests' plans change.  My recommendation is to book backup dining plans, even if they are not your first choice for now, and keep checking for the specific restaurant and time you're looking for.  I have the most luck the week leading up to my vacation and even the same day!  I was able to grab 'Ohana (my favorite Walt Disney World restaurant!) dinner reservations the same day last Friday as a celebratory dinner for running the 10K race during Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. 

    The easiest way to search for dining reservations, in my opinion, is using the My Disney Experience Mobile App.  Just hop right onto the app, hit that plus button on the bottom middle and click the first option in the list for "Check Dining Availability".  You can also join a Walk-Up List at select restaurants, but to do this you have to be within close proximity and it is subject to availability.  You can check Walk-Up options on the mobile app as well.

    An alternative to booking dining reservations is to visit Quick-Service restaurants.  These restaurants do not require reservations and are available all across Walt Disney World.  Most of these Quick-Service restaurants participate in mobile ordering, so you don't even have to wait in line!  Mobile ordering can also be done right from the My Disney Experience Mobile App and is a great way to just view the menu to see what each restaurant has to offer.

    I do wish you luck in finding that perfect dining experience you are looking for.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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