EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 18, 2008
    Sandy from TN 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 to visit WDW in August of 09 for the first time and was wondering if you have to make reservations at the restaurants in the theme parks or do you just walk in ?

    Years ago, I only made a few Advance Dining Reservations and then we just used quick service restaurants and walked in to table service meals.

    In recent years, it has been increasingly important to make ADRs in advance of your vacation at Walt Disney World. One reason restaurants are booked ahead of time is due to the Disney dining plan. In order to get their money's worth from the plan, guests book their table service meals in advance. Also, guests are more savvy about planning a WDW vacation and want their dream vacation to be as wonderful as possible. Advance planning is the key!

    Since you are making your first trip to WDW in August, I would highly suggest making any ADRs for sit down restaurants in the theme parks, resorts or Downtown Disney.

    For quick service meals, where you order your meal and find your own table (think fast food), you will just walk in.

    Check out the dining section at AllEarsNet.com for a view of the menus!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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