AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Aug 5, 2011
    Ida from ON 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 I have to make reservations to eat at the restaurants in advance? Will they just take you if you just show up or is it mandatory to have reservations everywhere?

    Hi Ida! If you are looking to experience table service restaurants, then you are definitely better off making Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR). It is more frequently the case you can't get walk-up, or even same day reservations. This is particularly true of Disney dining locations inside the theme parks, the ever popular Disney Character Dining restaurants, Dinner Shows, and many Fine/Signature Dining locations. This scenario is primarily due to the increased popularity of the Disney Dining Plan. You can book ADR 180 days prior to arrival by calling (407) WDW-DINE or you can make reservations online. Having said that, it is always possible to find nutritious, yet delicious meals, at several Disney Casual Dining restaurants and Disney Quick Service Dining eateries around the World. These dining locations do not require ADR. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you. Enjoy a most memorable visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!
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People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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