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  • On Dec 12, 2009
    Sally from VA 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.

    I was unable to make reservations for the dining locations we were hoping to visit. Is there any allowance for walk-ups at some of the bigger locations, Chef Mickey, 1900 Park?

    Unfortunately, Disney does not set aside a percentage of restaurant seats for walk-ups. They will fully book a restaurant with reservations if they can.

    During the busiest times of the year, it can be all but impossible to dine at a table service restaurant without a reservation. The rest of the time, you can still often get a seat as a walk-up. Here are some things to keep in mind:

    - Walk-ups may have to wait longer for a table.

    - You are more likely to get a table if you are willing to eat at off hours. For example, dinner at 4:30 p.m.

    - Some restaurants are less likely to fill up. For example, in my experience it is quite easy to get a table at the yummy Restaurant Marrakesh in the Morocco pavilion at Epcot. Experiment with different foods and may have luck as a walk-up.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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