• On Aug 30, 2018
    Kelly from KY 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.

    We are looking forward to bringing our boys (6 and 3) to WDW in October. We have a dining plan and I don't want meals to go to waste but I'm having trouble finding locations to make reservations, everything seems to be booked. What should we do?

    Hi Kelly!

    Using one of the incredible Dining Plans is a great way to experience many of the scrumptious dining options throughout the Walt Disney World Resort!  Unfortunately, many restaurants do fill up very quickly.  That being said, there are still plenty of dining locations that will take walk-ins.  Just remember, you may have a bit of a wait until your table is ready.  Also, make sure you download the My Disney Experience mobile app, and keep checking back!  Many times, Guests change their plans at the last minute, so you can often pick up a reservation that someone else dropped!  Also, you may want to make a reservation for an available location you were not originally planning to choose.  I have found some of my favorite restaurants that way!

    If you do not think you will be able to use all of your Table-Service or Quick-Service dining entitlements, you can visit the Front Desk of your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.  The Cast Members there can convert each remaining Table-Service entitlement into two Quick-Service entitlements, and every Quick-Service entitlement can be converted into three Snack entitlements.  You can use Snack entitlements on many of the treats at the Global Marketplaces throughout the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival or even to bring some tasty magic home with you!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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