• 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.

    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

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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