• On Nov 13, 2020
    Valerie from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are table service restaurants such as California Grill, and Hollywood Brown Derby allowing take-out dining? Is there any way to request outdoor seating at restaurants like Tiffins or the Brown Derby which have outdoor dining?

    Hey there, Valerie! Welcome to planDisney!

    Valerie, one of my favorite things about each and every trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is the FOOD, so I am thrilled to help you navigate the delights of dining. When my family and I visited this past August, I was wondering some of the same questions about outdoor dining and food-to-go options, so hopefully I can help with your plans. 

    First, my recommendation in requesting outdoor seating is actually to visit the restaurant in advance of your reservation time and speak with a Cast Member at the podium. While I can't guarantee your outdoor seating, in my experience, if you give enough notice, they try their hardest to accommodate requests. 

    Now, Valerie, let's talk about which Table-service restaurants currently are offering to-go ordering through the My Disney Experience Mobile App. While California Grill and The Hollywood Brown Derby aren't included, there are some other wonderful options. Currently you are able to pre-order food to-go at these locations:

    The Wave... of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort
    Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas- Kidani Village
    Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort 
    Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort 
    Three Bridges Bar & Grill at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
    Olivia's Cafe at Disney's Old Key West Resort

    Valerie, since your Magical vacation is still a few weeks away, I will also encourage you to keep checking the My Disney Experience Mobile App in case new restaurants are added to the to-go options. You never know when Tinker Bell will sprinkle that pixie dust over another menu. And... before I wish you well, I have to take a moment to highlight the 2020 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. If you are planning to visit EPCOT, make sure to stop by your favorite booth for some sweet treats or savory holiday favorites. A bonus of snacking this way at EPCOT is the seating options (and standing high tables) outside! 

    Valerie, I hope this helps as you are thinking ahead to your upcoming trip. Please come back and see us here at planDisney with any other questions you might have. Wishing you a vacation that is delicious in every sense of the word. 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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