Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 9, 2013
    Lisa 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.

    hi 1st time WDW. kids will be 9 -11. We Hate making reservations for dining. If we travel during off-season (mid-January), is there chance we could get into table service w/o res? if so which ones do u suggest?

    Hello, Lisa! 

    I can certainly understand the frustration that can come with setting reservations.  Personally, this is one of my least favorite things to do.  I ALWAYS call (407)WDW-DINE and have a Cast Member make all of my reservations for me.  They know exactly what they are doing and they do it quickly.  I simply give them the name of the restaurant I want and when I would like to dine there.  Now, with all this being said, I always recommend setting our reservations ahead of time so no disappointments are lurking around the corner. Trust me, even during low crowds, the more popular table service restaurants are booked and walk-ins are turned away. 

    Below you will find my most MAGICAL restaurants:

    1. CHEF MICKEY'S is a most MAGICAL dining experience!  There is nothing better than dining with Mickey & the Gang.  Be ready to clap and sing along as you dine on an all-you-care-to-eat buffet.
    2. The CRYSTAL PALACE is another great restaurant where you can dine with Winnie the Pooh & Friends.  My boys are well into their teen years and this dining experience is always a "must do" with every WDW visit.
    3. The GARDEN GRILL RESTAURANT is another "must do".  Get ready to dine with those mischievous chipmunks, Chip 'n Dale.  Some other Disney favorites will stop on by, too!  
    4. Join Lilo & Stitch at 'OHANA'S BEST FRIENDS BREAKFAST.  You will love this dining experience!
    ~Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON"!~
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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