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  • On Apr 23, 2014
    Ncole from NB 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.

    My vacation is more than 3 weeks away and all the dining options seem to be booked in most locations. I'm very disappointed. Are all the restaurants booked fully ahead of time or is there room for people who walk in?

    Hi Nicole!

          Yes, it is possible have Table Service meals without Advanced DIning Reservations, but I would not recommend doing it for two reasons. The first reason is that most of the Table Service Restaurants in Walt Disney World are extremely popular and some will be so full that they will not take walk up reservations so you will expend a lot of time trying to find a table service restaurant that has walk up availability (also if there is walk up reservation availability it may be at non-standard meals times such as late at night). The second reason is that you may end up waiting a long time for a table to become available at a Table Service Restaurant if they are offering walk up reservations on that particular day. You can make an Advanced Dining Reservation by calling 407-WDW-DINE (1-407-939-3463) or you can make them online through My Disney Experience or at Keep in mind that an Advanced Dining Reservation is more like a Priority Seating Reservation. You should plan on showing up at least 5-10 minutes before your Advanced Dining Reservation time. When the next table for your size of dinning party comes available and you are next on the list, then your party will be seated to eat. Once you are seated your only job is to order what you want and enjoy some delicious food!  Also I would keep checking online everyday to see if any Advanced Dining Reservations become available from now until your Walt Disney World vacation because Guest cancel there Advanced Dining Reservations from time to time which creates an opportunity for another Guest to fill in their spot.

    I hope that your next Walt Disney World vacation is truly amazing in every way!

    Keep Dreaming Big!
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I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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