• On Aug 2, 2018
    Jocelyn from MD 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! Looking at dinner reservations for my 2019 trip! Do I only need a res if we want a sit down, formal-ish dinner? We've secured CRT and BOG, but I don't see us eating a huge meal every night. Is there usually a long wait for other options?

    Dear Jocelyn,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your terrific question about planning ahead for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    You must be starting to get very excited about your trip! My family frequently does not make an Advanced Dining Reservation for every day of our stay, because we don't like to be held to too much of a schedule. We also don't feel the need to have a large meal every day either, and it definitely saves time to utilize Quick-Service options at times as well. 

    There is such a wide variety of Quick-Service options at the Walt Disney World Resort that you will never feel that you're missing out. Of course at times there are lines at some of the Quick-Service locations, but honestly Walt Disney World Resort does such a great job of managing crowds and lines that you never really feel that you've waited for very long. Have you considered Mobile Ordering as an option? That can save so much time!

    Additionally, if you're concerned about nutrition, there is a great deal of choice in terms of food as well, including many very healthy (and delicious!) options. Our family loves to balance the healthier choices with some treats in moderation. 

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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