Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 10, 2015
    Melana from KY 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.

    Going to WDW at the end of October this year. Trying to find out how I am going to get into Be Our Guest for lunch. I've searched reservations everyday since booking and no luck. Do you absolutely have to have reservations for lunch there?

    Hi Melana! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We love that we get to help guests just like you! I absolutely love your name, it is beautiful!

    I feel your pain trying to get a lunch reservation for Be Our Guest Restaurant without any luck. I love the atmosphere in there and the food has always been delicious.

    I will say that reservations are HIGHLY recommended, and because it is such a popular place to eat they do tend to fill up quickly. I have had two different experiences when I walked up to the podium for lunch without a reservation. One time, it actually worked! I gave them my best Gaston smirk and maybe that’s what got me a table. On my last visit, I was unable to get a reservation and when I approached the podium, they told me that they had no availability for the entire day. They did encourage me to check back later but I wasn’t able to get in.

    I would recommend that you continue to check for a reservation daily and even more often if you have time. If you are still unable to get a reservation, I would make sure to approach the reservation station early maybe even before lunch seating begins. I think the earlier you arrive, the better shot you have at getting a table.

    I do hope you are able to “Be Our Guest.” Have a magical time!

    ~Heather~
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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