• On Jun 7, 2015
    Diane from IA 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.

    We are traveling the first full week in February. I know it is a must to have reservations for character meet and greet dining experiences but is it necessary for the other sit down meals? In particular T-Rex in Downtown Disney?

    Hi Diane!

    Thank you for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I highly recommend that you make a reservation for any restaurant that you have your heart set on.  The first week of February won't be a particularly crowded time of year for Walt Disney World, but the restaurants are always popular and busy.  T-REX at Downtown Disney, in particular, is very popular. You may be able to get right in, but without a reservation I would expect to have a wait.  On the bright side, there are a lot of things close by to T-REX that you can do while you wait!  

    I know it cuts into the spontaneity of a trip, but reservations at restaurants are so worth it to me.  We don't like spending our Disney World time waiting to be seated!

    If you want to try to get into a restaurant without a reservation, you should go at an off-time.  A late lunch or really early dinner time may increase your chances of getting in.

    I hope this helps!  Please let me know if you have any other questions.  
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