Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 23, 2009
    Gay from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    hi! 1st time at dw coming aug16-22 myw with dining. dining that we like are all booked this early! should i try everyday to see if somebody cancelled? what are our chances if we just dine as walk-in customers? pls.advise, thanks awesome panel moms!

    Hi Gay,

    I'm so pleased you like the Moms Panel I hope you've gained some hints and tips from us to make your trip magical!

    I would definitely keep trying to get the dining reservations you require, as you say cancellations happen all the time. What I also suggest you do is have a look online, if you go to your required restaurant on you'll see a button to push to book. Here you can check availability at all of the Disney restaurants and book what you want. Try different times as sometimes it will say no availability but if you try for 30 minutes later it finds an opening also try unusual times.

    If you're unable to get reservations you can try walking up but from previous experience I've seen most people turned away at the podium when they try. Your best bet is to try and get reservations even if they're not for your first choice. 

    It sounds as though you have definitely decided where you'd to dine but some of my families favourite restaurants aren't the most popular ones. For example we love Kona Cafe and 'Ohanas at the Polynesian and if you like spicy food then Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge is a great choice.

    I hope you get something and have a great trip,

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Meet the Panelist: Jo,

Hi, I’m Jo, a stay-at-home Mum from England.  I am married to a PGA golfer and we have 2 children.  We enjoy every aspect of Walt Disney World and agree that it is by far our favourite holiday destination. The girls excitedly help me plan every trip. Learn More About Jo

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