Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 25, 2015
    Adriana from D.F. Asked

    I can no longer find dining reservations for our schedule at Epcot and Magic Kingdom altough we got the regular dining plan (with 1 Table Service Meal). Are we able to get to some restaurant with table service and wait for a table?

    Hi Adriana! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Our family loves the Disney Dining Plan. For us it is such a convenient way to not have to worry about what we are going to do for food. We love that there are so many different choices when it comes to style and variety of food.

    While advance dining reservations are strongly recommended, I have in the past been able to walk up to a restaurant and request a table without a reservation. I would recommend however that you do keep trying to check online to see if any advance reservations will open up for your stay. Parties do tend to cancel as their reservation gets closer!

    Some other things to consider if you are unable to reserve the advance reservation you are looking for and are planning to walk up to request a table, try to go either a bit earlier or a bit later than the normal breakfast, lunch, or dinner times. You may have better luck if you can beat the crowds. Another thing to keep in mind is that while they may be able to find you a table, it also may come with a wait. If you are traveling with children make sure you have a couple of distraction tools in your bag with you to keep them occupied!

    I hope you have a wonderful vacation and that you are able to find the time and dining location that your heart desires!

    ~Heather~
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

I am a mom, wife, oncology nurse, daydreamer, and wannabe Disney Princess! If I am not on a Walt Disney World vacation, I am planning my next one. I have experience navigating the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and large multigenerational groups. I love helping others plan their Walt Disney World vacations and I am here to help make all of your dreams come true! Learn More About Heather

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