Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jun 20, 2008
    Dorothy from FL 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.

    How long is the wait for table service restaurants in downtown Disney (please include Rainforest Dafe)? Would it be better if we made reservations?

    Hi Dorothy,

    If at all possible, I would definitely make reservations for most of the table service restaurants within Walt Disney World.  There will be some that may have availability to walk-ins with no reservations but your choices for these restaurants will also be extremely limited.  You can make reservations up to 180 days in advance of your arrival.  For the most part, table service restaurants (especially the more popular ones) do fill up very quickly and to guarantee that you will be able to dine at these during your vacation and to avoid any disappointments you will need to make reservations.  I have always seen wait times in excess of 2 hours for Rainforest Café located in Downtown Disney and you would be very lucky indeed if you were able to be seated before that without a reservation.  You can call (407) WDW-DINE and speak with a cast member to make your reservations and if it ends up not coinciding with your plans on any given day, you can always cancel them!  I hope I have helped you to avoid any disappointments during your trip and make it as stress free as possible.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

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