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  • On Jun 14, 2011
    Patrick 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 visiting WDW in Oct 2011 and I'm wondering about sit down breakfasts. I know that the character breakfasts require a reservation but what about other sit down buffet in non-character settings? We are staying at the Beach Club resort.

    Hi Patrick!

    Unfortunately, the answer is "yes".  Walt Disney World Resort is very popular with very popular Table Service Restaurants.  A lot of places will not even consider taking a "walk up", so I definitely recommend making as many reservations as possible.  Reservations can be made at (407) WDW-DINE or online. 

    That said, if you find yourself without a reservation one night, then definitely try to walk up.  Based on my experiences, you will have an easier time getting into a restaurant at a resort hotel than a theme park, except for places like Chef Mickey's.

    Also, since you are staying at the Beach Club, you should know that there are several nice places to eat in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels, a short walk away.  I've never had a problem getting into a place there without a reservation, even during the busier times of the year.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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