Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Oct 13, 2011
    Karen from TX 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.

    We are staying at our time share and will be eating breakfast there every morning, so we are planning on lunches and dinners at WDW. Do I have to make a reservation for every lunch and dinner that we are their in order to insure we will have a place to eat

    It depends, Karen.  If your family is the type that doesn't mind grabbing a casual bite at a counter service location, then you're safe without reservations.  If, like my family, you'd rather sit down and unwind over a leisurely meal, then you'll definitely need reservations.  Many of the restaurants at Walt Disney World book up completely and have to turn away walk-up guests.  I don't want you to be one of those that gets turned away!  Perhaps a reasonable compromise is to book a few reservations at the restaurants you don't want to miss.  For the remainder of your meals, you can keep your fingers crossed for restaurant availability or simply dine at a counter service location.  Also, you can always call 407-WDW-DINE relatively last minute and see which nearby restaurants have openings.  I've had good luck doing that a time or two.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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