Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 16, 2009
    Vela from AK Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Do I need to make reservations for the reataurants when there is no special event happening? I did not want to schedule all our meals. Thanks.

    Hi Vela,

    I can completely understand not wanting to book all of your dining locations in advance. Sometimes I am just not sure, three months in advance, what my family will want to eat for lunch and dinner during our trip. There are times when the parks are not as crowded and the restaraunts may not be completely booked. However, many of the Disney World restaraunts are extremely popular and tend to fill even during the slower times. On our last trip (in early February),  the crowds were low and we were able to walk up to several locations and get a table within twenty minutes. There were some locations though that were completely full and had been for months.

    I always think it is a great idea to make as many of your dining reservations as early as possible by calling 407-WDW-DINE 407-939-3463, especially of there are certain locations that you really want to dine at.  If you want to leave some of your dining choices open to see what your tastes are on that day, just be prepared to choose a few places if your first choice is not available. If a table is available, any Disney World restaraunt will be happy to seat you without a reservation.

    Happy dining!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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