• On Oct 3, 2021
    Kathy from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning our vacation for Dec. 2-8 2021. We cannot seem to get answers about restaurants that will be open while we are there. Do you all know anything?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kathy!

    Just as Cinderella could rely on her Fairy Godmother to guide her to the ball, we are hEAR to guide you toward a Magical vacation. Kathy, dining around the Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite conversation topics, so let's talk about making your trip delicious from the first bite.

    I'm happy to share that you will find a plethora of open restaurants (of all dining types) at all four theme parks, Disney Springs and at the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. In fact, there are even too many options to list in this answer! I will, however, give you some quick and easy ways to narrow down your search.

    To see ALL restaurants, visit THIS PAGE and in the heading you'll see filters to select your desired location by the Mickey head icon as well as an ability to select your dining experience underneath. To make it a bit easier, I'll provide links to each of the parks separately:
         Dining at Magic Kingdom Park
         Dining at Disney's Hollywood Studios
         Dining at EPCOT
         Dining at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

    Kathy, when you click on an individual restaurant you can assume that it is open for guests UNLESS it says "temporarily unavailable."

    Now, once you've been able to browse through the list of restaurants, if you have a list of "must-do's" I encourage you to make advanced dining reservations (for Table Service restaurants) and become familiar with Mobile Ordering and the Walk-Up Availability List. Earlier this month I used the Mobile Order feature to order a Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow and it was the perfect start to our day at Magic Kingdom Park! To ward off hunger, I do recommend placing Mobile Orders 60-90 minutes before you'd like to eat. (You're able to select a window of time to pick up your food from the Quick Service restaurants.)

    Kathy, I hope this helps as you're planning out your meals at the Walt Disney World Resort. If you have any additional questions, come on back to planDisney!


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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