Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Feb 4, 2010
    Shalaina from TX 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 will be going to WDW in March of this year. Do we need a reservation in order to eat a good meal ...other than fast food? Where are the best places to eat in Magic Kingdom and Hollywood studios?

    I always recommend that guests secure dining reservations well in advance of their trips, so as to avoid disappointment when you arrive.  I've seen many guests be turned away at the door of a restaurant because they didn't have reservations.  Don't let that be your experience, especially when dining reservations can easily be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

    As for the best spots to grab a bite to eat in the Magic Kingdom?  If you want to avoid counter service (fast food), I'd suggest Liberty Tree Tavern.  Lunch here is served a la carte, though dinner is a different story.  Dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern consists of traditional favorites (think Thanksgiving menu) served family-style.  It's all you care to enjoy and includes both drinks and dessert.

    At Hollywood Studios, I suggest you give Mama Melrose a try.  Italian specialties reign supreme here.  The atmosphere is both cozy and festive.  The restaurant is somewhat secluded, but reservations are still highly recommended.  If Italian doesn't suit your tastebuds, you might want to dine at the 50's Prime Time cafe.  It, too, is one of our family favorites, based on the fun antics of the servers and the yummy comfort food!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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