EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 19, 2011
    Mary 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.

    Do you have to have a reservation to do a character dining? Or can we just go in to eat.

    Hi Mary!

    Unfortunately, you really do need an Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR)!  That's true, actually, for most of the Table Service restaurants in the parks.  Many of them will not take "walk ups", especially during the busier times of the year.  Table Service restaurants in resorts, but not the most popular ones, are easier to get in to at the last minute. 

    I definitely recommend making ADRs before your trip.  ADRs can be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

    Good luck!
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