Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Nov 20, 2012
    Jama from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    The Garden Grill is all booked up for Dec 1-8. Last time we went was July 4th 2009, we were able to get a table without reservations. Do you think we can do that again or was it pure luck last time?

    That's tough to say, Jama.  The Garden Grill seems to have risen in popularity recently and I know firsthand that it can be difficult to book a reservation there.  That said, there are certain things you can do to increase the likelihood that your family can dine as walk-ins.  First of all, show up at the restaurant at off dining times; if you arrive before 5:30 or after 8:00 your chances will be much better.  Also, if you have a large dining party, you may need to sit at two or more tables that may not be close in proximity to one another.  Lastly, be extra polite when you inquire at the hostess stand.  I hope it works out for you!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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