Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 17, 2010
    Robert 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.

    Is it necessary to have reservations for each meal of the day. We are on the dining plan. Thanks.

    Hi Robert,

    Advanced dining reservations are certainly not necessary, however, depending upon the time of year you travel and the specific restaurants you are interested in dining at, they often make for a smoother vacation.  At peak travel times (during the holidays and summer months, for example) the parks and resorts are quite crowded, as are table service restaurants.  If you have your heart set on a specific venue (a character meal, for example) a reservation is a very good idea.  If, however, your plans are flexible, you don't mind waiting a bit for a table and you are travelling during value (less crowded) seasons it is possible to secure a table without a reservation at some restaurants.  While making reservations seems like a lot of planning, I strongly recommend them if at all possible. 

    Have a magical trip!

thumbnail image for Tanya

Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.