• On Jun 30, 2016
    Barbara from NY 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! I am planning a trip for 7 people September 2016. I am trying to make dining reservations, however some of them do not have availability for example Akershus and Be our guest. Would it be recommended to show up anyway even without reservations? TY

    Hi, Barbara!
    Thanks for checking in with the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know how tough it can be to find a table for seven people at some of the most popular restaurants. My first piece of advice is to check and see if you can get similar restaurant reservations if you used two tables. If that is the case, you might be able to get to the restaurant early and see if you can sit near each other. Another way to investigate reservations is to check regularly and see if additional large tables open up. Some people cancel their reservations as they get closer to the dining dates. 

    I wouldn't recommend trying to snag a table on the day of your visit. There may be a slight chance there's an opening, but you also may end up hungry and with some grumpy people in your group who are disappointed they can't get into the restaurant. I would know, I tried that once with my family! I know some Disney Guests who were able to get last second reservations, but that is rare.

    I hope those tips offer you a little extra insight into snagging tables for your group. I hope you have a fabulous visit to Walt Disney World Resort!
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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