Coronado Springs Resort Pool; diversity and inclusion; AA; pyramid, teens; girls
  • On Jun 21, 2024
    Kathryn from England Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need to book the restaurants at my resort hotel ?

    Greetings, Lady Kathryn, and welcome to planDisney! Your Walt Disney World Resort holiday awaits across the sea like a glittering wand, and I'd love to help you plan the best visit ever. Let's jump into one of my favorite parts of a trip...dining! 

    Staying at a Disney Resort Hotel is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the magic, Kathryn, so kudos to you for making that decision. All resort guests have complimentary transportation and parking, plus you get Early Theme Park Entry. And if you're at a Deluxe Resort, you might have Extended Theme Park Hours during your stay. Those perks are fit for a queen!

    Most Moderate and Deluxe Resorts offer Table Service dining options. I love the convenience of eating a delectable meal and then enjoying my hotel for the evening. Have you ever tried night swimming at your pool? Highly recommended! But back to those dining options.

    Planning your dining experiences is part of the excitement, Kathryn. Visit a location's page online to see if it accepts Advanced Dining Reservations. Look for the blue "Check Available Days" button to book a time that works for you. You can make most reservations 60 days in advance for up to 10 days of your stay. I suggest booking any signature or character dining for later in your visit to have more options.

    But if you prefer to go with the flow, you might be able to join the walk-up waitlist on your mobile app or in person. Some resort restaurants are in high demand, while others are more flexible and can accommodate last-minute diners.

    Not all Table Service locations offer reservations. I stayed at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort last week and made a reservation to eat dinner at Toledo—Tapas, Steak & Seafood. It was delicious but pretty busy, so I'm not sure I would've been able to eat there without a reservation. However, Three Bridges Bar & Grill at the same resort does not accept reservations, and I saw tables available there late in the evening. 

    My bottom-line advice is to make a reservation if you can. I tend to become "hangry" during a long wait, so having a scheduled time works best for me. But remember that resorts generally offer Quick Service options, too. You're never too far from food at Disney!

    Kathryn, I hope you have a royally grand time on your upcoming trip! Let me know what reservations you secure; I love hearing about other guests' dining experiences. It's research! Please stop by planDisney anytime.

    Magic awaits,
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Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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