• On Oct 10, 2022
    Jennifer from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Traveling solo & planning meals. Can you tell me all the restaurants that have first come, first serve bar seating? Mainly the 4 theme parks, monorail resorts & Boardwalk area please. Thank you!

    Greetings, Jennifer!

    Welcome to planDisney! A solo trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth is sure to be an adventure you will always remember. And the best part is you get to pick all the favorites that make the must-do list for your itinerary! Let's go over all of the dining locations that offer a lounge with walk-up seating, so you can continue to plan the best trip ever. 

    While Magic Kingdom Park does not offer lounges with bar seating, you can find several locations that have walk-up availability. So if you find a last-minute table just the thing you are looking for, open the My Disney Experience app, and select Check Dining Availability. Chose the current date and the theme park you are visiting. Click Now, and you will be able to see a list of locations with Walk Up availability. The other three theme parks offer lounges with walk-up options! Here is a list of spots you can visit in each park. 

    Disney Animal Kingdom
    • Nomad Lounge (this happens to be my favorite lounge in Walt Disney World Resort!)
    • Yak & Yeti
    Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • 50's Prime Time Cafe (Tune in Lounge)
    • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge 
    The Walt Disney World Resort Collection hotels offer many lounge and dining options outside the parks. 

    The Monorail Loop options include:

    • California Grill (Contemporary Resort) 
    • Citricos Lounge (Grand Floridian)
    • Enchanted Rose (Grand Floridian. Though this location is not part of a restaurant, it serves food and should not be missed!)
    • Steakhouse 71 Lounge (Contemporary Resort) 
    Boardwalk options are:
    • AbracadaBar (Boardwalk)
    • Ale & Compass Lounge (Yacht Club Resort)
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works (Boardwalk)
    • Kimonos Lounge (Swan Hotel)
    • II Mulino Lounge (Swam Hotel)
    • Shula's Lounge (Dolphin Hotel)
    • Todd English's bluezoo Lounge (Dolphin Hotel) 
    You will also find an amazing variety of stand-alone lounges like Trader Sam's Grog Grotto and Martha's Vineyard. 

    I hope this list helps you pick your new favorite dining spot!
    We'll see ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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