Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 6, 2017
    Kasey from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there. Is there a list of TS restaurants that you do not have to make dining reservations for? We are three weeks away and having a tough time finding availability. I don't want my DDP to go to waste because I could not find reservations.

    Hi Kasey! 

    All of the Walt Disney World Table Service restaurants require Advanced Dining Reservations, however there are some tips for getting last minute reservations.

    1. Try booking restaurants for off-times. It's much easier to find a reservation for 2:00 or 3:00 for lunch or 9:00 p.m. for dinner. I like to have a light snack mid-morning and then book a late lunch.

    2. Look for restaurants that are off the beaten path. Some of the restaurants that are typically easier to find reservations for include, Restaurant Marrakesh, Artist Point, Captain's Grille and Maya Grill

    3. Check back 48-24 hours prior to your desired reservation time. Since Advanced Dining Reservations require a credit card guarantee and guests will be charged if they don't cancel 48-24 hours prior to the reservation (depending upon the restaurant) you will find many cancellations within that timeframe. 

    You will definitely be able to find reservations using those tips.

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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