Mom And Son On Run
  • On Feb 17, 2009
    Brian Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have been trying frantically to make my dining reservations but there are some restaurants that are totally booked. Is it possible to show up to any of those restaurants as a "walk in" and attempt to be seated, or is it ALL reservation based? T

    Hi Brian,

    Those dining reservations are hard to come by at times. Many Disney restaraunts are extremely popular and book well in advance. You are welcome to stop at the hostess stand and inquire about a table. If one is available, you are welcome to dine there even without a reservation. However, most times if the reservation system is advising there are no available tables now, there will most likely be no tables available when you stop at the hostess stand.

    A few suggestions are to continue to call prior to your arrival in the event something opens up. You may be able to find an opening if someone else cancels. I would also suggest making dining reservations at other locations that do have availability. This is a great way to make sure you have reservations in the event the parks are very crowded. If you are able to get in at another location, you can always cancel your reservations at that time.

    Hope that helps and happy dining!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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