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  • On Feb 11, 2013
    Kim 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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    Hi, I would like to know if you could give me a list of table service restaurants that we might be able to get into without an ADR during dining hours 4 - 6 pm? We will have some ADR's made but just in case. We will be traveling 08/28-09/07. Thx!

    Hi Kim,

    Thank You for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!  It seems like you are on track with planning for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation;  traveling at the end of August, it will soon be time to book your dining reservations!   

    I would hate to steer you in the wrong direction with a specific list of restaurants to try first, but I do have some suggestions that can improve your odds of getting into some Table Service restaurants without an Advanced Dining Reservation.  First, I would suggest to try restaurants that do not offer character dining or special dining experiences.  Dining locations like these, as well as Buffet options tend to be more popular and are therefore more difficult to get into.  I would also suggest dining during off peak hours to improve your chances of scoring a table.  (In other words, you will have a better chance of getting into a restaurant at 4:00 as opposed to 6:00).

    Given the time of year you are traveling, crowds are lower so you should have a better chance at finding a table without a reservation.  Most Table Service restaurants will have a few tables available for walk-up guests, however, when they are gone, they are gone.  Cast Members will have a wait list for walk-ups and will take guests in order of arrival.  If you know that you would like a table at a specific time, head over to the restaurant as soon as possible and have the Cast Member put your name on the list with your desired time.

    I hope my suggestions help with your planning Kim.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.  I would be happy to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Ontario

I'm a Canadian mom with so many wonderful memories at Walt Disney World Resort!  I would love to use my experience in  traveling with toddlers, children, tweens and guests with limited mobility to help others experience all the magic Disney has to offer. Learn More About Stephanie

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