• On Oct 23, 2022
    Sarah from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am having a very hard time getting reservations for breakfast and other meals. Are we supposed to carry in our own food?

    Hi there, Sarah! Welcome, friend. Let's see if we can help!

    There are so many dining options available at Walt Disney World. In addition to the incredible dining experiences that we would normally recommend making dining reservations for, there are also quick service dining locations that offer way more than just burgers and chicken nuggets. 

    You don't mention when your trip is, but if you are going to be visiting during a really busy time, like a holiday or when schools tend to be off, it may be a bit harder to snag some of the more popular dining reservations. Certain meals, like character meals, can also be a little bit harder to get. In those situations, it helps to be flexible. Instead of searching for a specific dining time, search by meal - like breakfast or lunch. That way, you'll get results that don't match a set time. You may put in a dining time of 12 PM, and 2:15 PM is available. You might be able to make that work. 

    Another thing you can do is use your My Disney Experience app to do a search for reservations available "now" - right when you are wanting to go eat. Also, don't forget to look outside of the theme parks. There are character meals, buffet dining experiences, and some excellent restaurants available at the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. Some of my favorite restaurants are at Disney Springs, so check there as well.

    I also always recommend checking back often. People change plans all the way up to the day of, so if your heart is set on something special, keep trying!

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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