• On May 27, 2016
    Diane from TN 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.

    All restaurants are booked during our November stay, and there are 5 of us. Will we likely have a long wait to eat somewhere if we don't have a reservation? We have the quick service dining plan.

    Hi Diane! I know it can be frustrating trying to book a popular Disney restaurant during busy times at the parks. If you are not booking at your 180 window exactly you might be disappointed.

    If you are attempting to get a table service reservation try looking at off times to eat. Obviously 11-1 for lunch is the most popular and 5-7 at night for dinner goes quickly. If you can eat later or earlier then those times you might find some luck with reservations. Check out all the different possibilities for Disney Dining and see if anything can work. I will say that without a reservation you might not have the opportunity to get in. Some will not take walk up requests such as Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom. Others might but it will depend on the crowds in the parks. I suggest you keep trying to snag a reservation every few days. Believe it or not they will open up when guests cancel. I was able to get an Easter reservation only a week before this year.

    The quick service locations will not take reservations and those lines will move quickly. Most have ample tables for sitting and enjoying your meal.

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