• On Jan 26, 2011
    Sowmya from NJ 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 we have to reserve in order to have lunch at one of the theme park restaurants? I know that the quick service places do not have reservations. But what if we wanted to sit down and eat a proper meal at a casual restaurant at the park? no fine dining

    Hi Sowmya!

    Dining at the parks is one great way to build in a break during your touring day! Its fun to sit down, relax and talk about all the great things you've seen and done so far! AND to plan what's up next!

    I would highly suggest making reservations in advance for dining at Walt Disney World. Many table service restaurants fill up quickly, some even 6 months in advance! While other restaurants may not fill up so quickly, I do think its a very good idea to be prepared with a reservation.

    Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE or by visiting the online dining reservations area of

    Have fun planning!
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Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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