Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Apr 28, 2012
    Tiffany 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 restaurants accept walkins?

    Hello, TIffany!

    You can certainly head to almost any of the Table-Service restaurants at Walt Disney World and ask if there are any reservations available for that day. You run the risk, however, of finding that there aren't any reservations available at that time.

    So many Guests have found the value of the Dining Plan, and many of those Guests book their reservations up to 180 days of check-in. We've been in Magic Kingdom Park, over a holiday weekend for example, when a sign had been posted right at Main Street U.S.A. which stated that there were no Table-Service reservations available in the park for that day.  On the other hand, if the parks are less crowded, or if you consider heading to a resort restaurant, where there may more availability, you may have more luck.

    When our plans have changed, we just call Walt Disney World Dining at (407) WDW-DINE and ask the Cast Member to check to see if, for example there are any reservations available in a monorail-accessible resort (if we're in Magic Kingdom) or at Downtown Disney (if we're at our resort.)  I've also had luck by calling some Downtown Disney restaurants directly, and was then told that they "reserve" some tables for the Dining Plan and have additional tables for others.

    With so many restaurant options from which to choose at Walt Disney World, you surely won't go hungry without a reservation on most days; you might just need to do a little more walking to get to one with an opening for you.

    Happy dining!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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