Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Feb 24, 2009
    Tammy from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello - I was wondering what is considered "peak" dining times for each meal. THANK YOU!

    Hi Tammy,

    In our  experience the peak breakfast hour is from 8am to around 9am. The lunch crowds seem to roll in around noon until around 1:30pm and dinner seems to start around 5:30-7pm. Of course many have discovered this trend, including my family, and therefore have adjusted their schedule while at Disney World.

    We typically find shorter lines right at the start of lunch, 11-11:30am. Then to avoid the dinner crowds we like to make a late afternoon reservation, like 4pm or a late evening reservation after 8pm. Some locations, like Rose and Crown at Epcot, are very popular later in the evening because a table here, at that time, often allows guests the chance to sit and enjoy Illuminations. Most of the time, if we have planned ahead and reserved our dining locations at the ninety day mark, we have experienced few problems with the crowds even in the middle of the rush. Reservations are taken ninety days in advance by calling 407-WDW-DINE or 407-939-3463.
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

I'm Margaret, a busy wife, mom to 3 sons, & full time paralegal. I've been visiting Disney World for twenty years & still can't wait for my next visit.  I hope that I can help other families experience the magic that our family finds in every trip. Learn More About Margaret

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