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  • On Feb 27, 2009
    Amy 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.

    We have purchased the dining plan for our upcoming trip, is it required to have reservations for all table service meals or can we just go to the restaurant we want?

    Hi Amy!

    The Dining Plan can be a great value, and cost effective way to experience some of Disney's most wonderful restaurants!  While advanced dining reservations are not necessary, I recommend making them for at least those restaurants that you most want to dine at.  Depending upon the time of year you travel, the table-service establishments can get very crowded, and stand-by times (for parties without reservations) can exceed an hour or not be available at all.  It takes a bit of time and advanced planning to "think out" your dining choices, but in the end, I think it makes for a smoother, and more convenient trip.  My advice is to make reservations, and if your plans change spontaneously, you can always cancel.

    You can make advanced dining reservations by calling 407-WDW-DINE up to 90 days before your visit.

    Have a wonderful visit!

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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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