• On Oct 31, 2018
    Maria from FL 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.

    Any suggestions on how to get a reservation this late in the game for lunch at a table service restaurant party of 7. We will be visiting HS, Epcot and MK next week. First time planning so I missed how important advanced dinning reservations were.

    Hello Maria!

    It is a pleasure to welcome you back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Oh boy, in just a couple of days you will be making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Do not despair, my Disney pal! It is still possible to make dining reservations at Table-Service restaurants located at all theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Springs. The fastest and easiest way to check general availability is by using the My Disney Experience mobile app. After you have logged in, tap the plus sign at the bottom of the screen and select “Reserve Dining”. Add the number of people in your party and select a date on the calendar. You will then be able to search by meal or time, and will be given a list of all available locations according to your search criteria. Tap the small filter icon on the bottom right side of the screen to filter by location (a theme park, for example), cuisine, dining experience, and other options. You may not be able to find availability at some restaurants, but you will most definitely find great options. Reservations must usually be cancelled 24 hours prior to dining experience, but please check cancellation policies for each location as you must comply with them to avoid being charged a per person fee.

    I hope this helps you while planning, Maria! Please stop by real soon if you have additional questions.

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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