• On Oct 12, 2018
    Carlton from IN 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 reservations to dine at Chef Mickey and Be our Guest? Will they allow walk ups? Did not make my dining reservations 180 days out.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Carlton!

    Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort not only get to experience the most magical theme parks in the world, but the dining options at Disney are pretty spectacular as well! I love experiencing a new restaurant with each visit. My family has their favorites, but throughout the years, we’ve added favorites to our list by trying out new places. It’s always a pixie-dusted dining adventure!

    Carlton, advanced dining reservations are highly recommended. Because availability is limited, many of the restaurants on property will get booked up early. But if you were unable to secure a spot for a restaurant on your wish list, keep trying back. Sometimes guests overbook their reservations and will change plans, creating last minute availability as close as 24-hours prior to the reservation dates. So, I strongly encourage you to continue checking back and to be flexible with your plans. You might stumble upon an early dinner or late breakfast reservation that might allow you to lock in those highly coveted spots at restaurants like Be Our Guest and Chef Mickey’s. 

    As far as walking up, you can try, but there are no guarantees. So, keep checking back for those last-minute openings. You never know what you will find!

    I hope this information was helpful. Be sure to stop by for any additional planning questions or tips 

    Sending you dining reservation pixie dust,

    Emille ºoº
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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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