Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 9, 2012
    Oscar from FL 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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    Hi, I am planning a Disney Vacation. I want to know if I have to make dining reservations or if I can just go to a restaurant and eat there. I would really appreciate if you answer soon. Thank you!

    Hi, Oscar! The answer to this question involves quite a few variables, however, the short answer is that you should make reservations.  Without knowing how many are in your travel party or where you are hoping to dine, it is hard to say how difficult a walk-up dining experience would be for you.  With the popularity of the Disney Dining Plans, it has become increasingly more important to make Advanced Dining Reservations.  While it is sometimes possible to get a walk-up reservation, I wouldn't chance it myself.  Unless you are okay with Quick Service Dining for your meals, I would make a plan, schedule those meals, and make my Advanced Dining Reservations.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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