• On Mar 16, 2021
    Laura from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I am not able to attain a reservation for Chef Mickey's, how possible is it to join the wait list early on the day we wish to dine there and be able to get a table?

    Welcome to planDisney, Laura, and hello from your North Carolina neighbor!

    Our family visited Walt Disney World Resort last summer and had a nice breakfast at Chef Mickey's during our stay at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort. While advance dining reservations are highly recommended, you're welcome to visit the location as a walk up. You can ask the Cast Members if there are any reservation cancelations from the night before or the day of. If there are not, the Cast Members may tell you to return around a certain time later in the day.

    Be sure to download the My Disney Experience app if you have not already. My wife and I use the app to update our plans, make dining reservations, and browse restaurant menus before we place a mobile order at select quick-service locations. During your visit to Walt Disney World next month you can continue checking availability for Chef Mickey's and other dining locations.

    The planDisney Panel has Panel Extras that may also help you with your vacation plans, including dining options. Check out What Would I Order? to read a few recommendations from the Panel on what to order at some of our favorite Disney dining spots. We love the variety of food options at Walt Disney World! 

    The Contempo Café at Disney's Contemporary Resort is located right beside Chef Mickey's. Our family has visited it before and gotten a couple of Bounty Platters, which include a mini Mickey-shaped waffle that's perfect for the kids, and regular Mickey-shaped waffles. Our kids enjoy watching the Monorail zoom by and we all sing along to the music playing from Chef Mickey's.

    Please let the Panel know if we can help you with any other questions as you continue planning your magical Walt Disney World vacation.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Bob, North Carolina

Hey there, hi there, ho there! You're as welcome as can be! I'm Bob and I'm a husband and father of four who loves the magic of Disney. Like Mickey Mouse, I consider myself to be a friend to everyone. My family enjoys visiting Walt Disney World Resort or one of Disney's Beach Resorts annually. Helping others experience the magic of Disney is something I thoroughly enjoy. Learn More About Bob

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