• On Dec 12, 2017
    Cheri from IN 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 table service restaurants accept walk-ins? If so, what is the best time to eat dinner?

    Hello, Cheri and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, we thank you for this excellent question!

    Walt Disney World Resort Table-Service restaurants do indeed accept walk-in Guests, pending availability of course. It is highly recommended that Guests secure an Advanced Dining Reservation beginning at 180-days before their scheduled visit, to avoid disappointment, as many Table-Service venues offer Disney Characters and Unique Dining Experiences that are widely popular with many Guests – especially during the busy, holiday season.

    It has, however, been my personal experience, on occasion, to have scored last minute Disney Dining reservations as a result of another Guest cancelling – anywhere from 2 to 3 days prior and even the day of. You may have luck as soon as dinner times open up depending on the venue, or later in the evening. I would not rely solely on this method and recommend checking using My Disney Experience mobile app which will help you manage your plans before and during your visit.

    We hope this information is helpful, Cheri, we wish you much success with your Disney dining planning and hope you have a magical Disney vacation! We look forward to being of any assistance with any future Disney Vacation planning.

    Happy Disney Holiday Greetings!
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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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