• On Oct 8, 2019
    Jason from PA 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.

    Is it possible to just walk into a table service restaurant and get just a dessert, possibly to go? I am thinking specifically about The Plaza Restaurant. We want to get one of the specialty milkshakes there, but not waste a reservation spot in our plans

    Hi, Jason! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    When I was little, I learned to spell “dessert” because it had two “S”es in the middle for “Simply Scrumptious.” And desserts at Walt Disney World Resort are indeed simply scrumptious.

    As far as obtaining a dessert from a table-service restaurant without a reservation is concerned, though, I’m afraid that’s a no-go. If you have your heart set on one of The Plaza Restaurant’s specialty milkshakes at Magic Kingdom Park, you will need to make a reservation to enjoy one. I think it’s totally worth it, though! Just let your server know that you’ll just want to see the dessert menu and you should be in and out in less than 30 minutes. Schedule your reservation in the late afternoon (after lunch and before dinner) and let your dessert break serve as a chance for you to relax and recharge for the rest of the day.  

    Other awesome milkshake options that don’t require a reservation include the Tune-In Lounge (adjacent to the 50’s Prime Time Cafe) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Fountain at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel near Epcot and D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs. One of my family’s favorites is the walk-up window at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, but while they’re in their temporary location at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, they are unable to make milkshakes. You can still get hand-scooped ice cream and sundaes, though! Ice cream and sundaes are also available at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom Park, too.

    Hopefully one of these options will satisfy your sweet tooth, Jason! Please let us know if there are any additional questions we can answer for you in the meantime.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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