• On Feb 14, 2018
    Eduard from CA 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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    Hello, I'm going on a solo trip in March. Would California Grill and Ohana restaurants allow me to dine at the counter for dinner without reservations? Thank you!

    Hi Eduard, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. I’ve had the chance to do a few solo trips to Walt Disney World Resort and the flexibility for my dining options was one of the biggest perks of being a party of 1! 

    At California Grill, availability permitting, you could absolutely dine at the California Grill Lounge without a reservation, availability permitting. The Lounge features the restaurant’s full menu and its stellar view of Magic Kingdom Park. It’s a great option for a solo diner and I highly recommend trying to score a table during your March visit. 

    As for ‘Ohana, your options are a little bit more limited. The Tambu Lounge is located next door and, while you can get some of ‘Ohana’s specialties there, such as the chicken wings and a Lapu Lapu, they don’t offer the restaurant’s full menu. Instead, their menu is more in line with what’s on offer at Kona Café, which is a few steps away (and is also a great option)! If you have your heart set on an ‘Ohana feast, I strongly recommend making a dining reservation in order to eat there. 

    Another tip: if you want to dine at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, other great options for solo diners are Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto or Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

    Have a Magical Day, 
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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