• On Sep 13, 2017
    Lori from MO 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.

    Question about the Plaza Restaurant? Want to go during our January trip but can't find a lunch or dinner res for any day of our trip. Is it possible they're full? Do they only take walkups? Can I stop in that morning and make a dinner res? Thanks!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lori! Some restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort can book up quickly, and the Plaza Restaurant is one of them! The online reservations system is the best place to snag a dinner table, but there are other ways you can keep an eye out. 

    I did check the week you mentioned for reservations, and they are booked as of this moment! When I’m looking for a reservation like this, I’ll typically start checking the system 24-48 hours before my preferred dining time. This is the key time when folks drop reservations due to changes in plans, so I’m there to snap them up. You need to stay flexible with times, and search often.  The other thing I’ll do is to approach the Cast Member at the door during my preferred day of dining. There may be cancellations or walk ups available, and my motto is, “You don’t know unless you ask!” The worst thing they can say is there is no availability, which is when my family and I feast on mini corn dogs in the glow of a professional piano player, and make a great time of it.

    I hope you have more luck making reservations for your trip, or perhaps your next family vacation, when dining reservations at 180 days prior to your check-in date is the time to sit down at your computer. Please let me know if I can help you plan your magical trip! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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