• On May 7, 2016
    Edward from MO 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.

    Can we still get into a table service restaurant even if we can't get a reservation there?

    Hey, Edward!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for this wonderful question.

    The answer is "maybe." Maybe the table-service restaurant will be at capacity because all the Guests with reservations showed and they will not accept walk-ins. Maybe someone misses their reservation or the restaurant had last minute availability and you are there to fill the void. That being said I have been in situations where we had no reservation and were allowed to wait and were seated while other times told that my party would not be able to be accommodated. Guests do miss reservations and Disney Parks restaurants want those tables filled.

    One thing is for sure, there is no harm in asking and I encourage you to do so.

    Disney Dad Tip: Keep checking online to see if reservations become available. I have made last minute reservations at hard to eat places such as Be Our Guest Restaurant one day in advance.

    Edward, enjoy making and eating many unforgettable Magical Memories!

    -Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a father and orthodontist who loves the hidden treasures found on Disney vacations. For over a decade, my wife and I have raised our two sons on Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, and Disney Theme Parks on both coasts. From large group and multigeneration family vacations to adult trips and couples getaways, I am excited to share my years of pixie-dust-covered experiences with you while planning your Disney vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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