Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 11, 2012
    Chris from MS 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 make a reservation to eat. We will be all over the place and do not know when and where we will eat. Can we just find a place and walk in or will we need a reservation everytime. Does it apply ot all meals. This is our first time to Disney.

    Hi Chris

    Thanks for writing.  You certainly don't need to make advanced dining reservations, however, if you have table-service venues that you are very interested in dining at on a specific date and/or time, I'd highly recommend it.  In addition, if you are travelling at a peak time of year, I would strongly consider making some reservations. Certain venues (character meals, for example) almost always require a reservation, as many families book them months in advance.) While it is certainly possible to walk up to a restaurant and secure a table, you will generally have to wait a while and in some cases, at some venues, a walk-up may not be available.  If you think, however, that you are going to eat primarily at quick-service (counter) establishments, no reservations are necessary.  If you are travelling at an off-peak time, and plan to eat at off-peak times (earlier and/or later than standard lunch, dinner hours), not set on a specific restaurant, and finally, don't mind waiting a bit for a table,  you should be able to "wing-it."  The concierge at your resort will be happy to help you make reservations once you arrive on property if you'd prefer to wait until you arrive.  Again, if you have specific restaurants, times, dates in mind, however, I would call or reserve online ahead of time.

    Have a great trip!
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