• On Apr 18, 2016
    Tracey from NJ 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.

    Hello there, I do not have a room reservation yet but I read somewhere that with My Disney Experience you do not need a room reservation to book advanced dining reservations. Is this correct?

    Hi, Tracey!

    Reservations for restaurants at Walt Disney World can be booked up to 180 days in advance. You do not need a resort reservation to book your dining. You will need to secure your dining reservation with a credit card, and there is a $10 per person "no show" fee so make sure to keep track of the reservations you book and cancel at least 24 hours prior to avoid the no-show penalty.

    So now the hard part - how to pick from all the amazing dining locations in Walt Disney World? Some of my favorites:

    -Via Napoli in Epcot
    -Whispering Canyon Café at the Wilderness Lodge
    -50's Prime Time Café in Disney's Hollywood Studios

    Good luck deciding!


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Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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