• On Aug 3, 2018
    Cindy from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We did not get a reservation at Be Our Guest for the counter service lunch. How do they work the walk-ins? Can you put your name on a waiting list? Can you pick a particular time if you arrive early in the morning? Appreciate any info!!

    Hi Cindy!

    Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of my absolute favorite places to dine in the Walt Disney World Resort, but as you know, it can sometimes be tricky to get a reservation!  That being said, keep checking back.  Some Guests change their plans at the last minute, so you may be able to pick up a reservation that someone else has dropped!

    If you are still unable to get a reservation at your desired time, make sure you stop by Be Our Guest Restaurant when you arrive at Magic Kingdom Park!  You can speak with the Cast Members there, and they may be able to give you a last minute opening.  During one visit, we were able to make a lunch reservation when we stopped by that morning!

    Because Be Our Guest Restaurant is so popular, it is possible that there will not be any availability for Guests without reservations.  This means that sometimes, there is no walk-in option.  That being said, I spoke with a Cast Member who said that no-shows and cancellations are more common at breakfast and lunch than at dinner, so you should keep checking back with the Cast Members at the podium at the restaurant and keep an eye on the My Disney Experience mobile app while you are visiting Magic Kingdom Park.  With a little luck and pixie dust, you may be able to get a last-minute reservation!  If you decide that Be Our Guest Restaurant isn't for you, make sure you check out all of the other incredible dining options throughout Magic Kingdom Park!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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