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  • On Aug 8, 2009
    Shannon from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do I really have to make advance reservations for ALL the restaurants I am interested in eating at when I visit Epcot and Magic Kingdom? Besides CRT - which I made reservations for, can't I just walk in and get a table within 30 mins to 1 hour.

    Hi, Shannon!    I am glad you were able to get a reservation for Cinderella's Royal Table!    This is a very special experience.   

    In regards to the rest of your dining, I strongly recommend making Advance Dining Reservations.   Many of the table service restaurants will be at or near capacity, so it isn't just a matter of waiting for a later table, it is that there are NO available times!  I know that there are always exceptions and some guests luck out with walking up and get seated quickly without a reservation, but you are more likely to be shut out.    Many guests traveling in the next few months will have taken advantage of the free dining promotion, so expect the restaurants to be very busy.

    If you don't want to plan out your entire vacation's meals, plan just a few.   This way you are not tied to a schedule, and if you find you are not having luck walking up,  you will have your reservations to fall back on.    You might also want to reserve later dinner times.   That way you have your entire day free until your evening reservation - something to look forward to each day!   

    You can now make your dining reservations on-line at or by calling (407)WDW-DINE.     Have a great vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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