• On Jan 27, 2021
    Angela from IL 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 you only need dining reservation for table service restaurants? Will we need to preplan and make reservations for "fast food" style restaurants? Is that called counter service or fast casual dinin?

    Hi Angela, welcome back to planDisney! I’m so happy to discuss your upcoming vacation and one of my favorite topics -- eating at Walt Disney World! 
    Table service dining restaurants at Walt Disney World will accept reservations, and they’re almost always necessary. On a case-by-case basis, you can use Mobile Dine Walk-Up to place yourself on the waitlist at participating Restaurants, but availability is not guaranteed. Also, the Disney World website has a list of currently available restaurants that accept reservations. You have many to choose from!
    Quick Service vs. Table Service are designations that are somewhat specific to Disney Dining Plans, which are not currently available for sale. Any non-table service Restaurant you choose to enjoy will not require advance reservations. Walt Disney World further categorizes their restaurants into Counter Service, Casual Dining, and Fine/Signature Dining. Counter Service restaurants are all also Quick Service Restaurants. Casual Dining and Fine/Signature Dining restaurants include both Table Service and Quick Service Restaurants. 
    When it comes to Quick Service, you will also be able to utilize Mobile Ordering at many of these locations! This will allow you to browse the menus in advance and place orders on the go. I definitely recommend that you make sure you have the most recent version of the My Disney Experience Mobile App downloaded on your mobile device before you leave for your next amazing Disney adventure. Also, take a peek at the Experience Updates - Dining Pages to see a frequently updated list of which restaurants are currently operational. Angela, I hope that this information is useful to you and please come back to see us again anytime we can help in the future!

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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