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  • On Apr 20, 2012
    Jessica from MA Asked

    I am just wondering if reservations are necessary for every meal we want to sit down and eat. I made ADR for Chef Mickeys the first night we arrive and breakfast the next morning but I don't want to be tied down by reservations.

    Hi there, Jessica!

    The Walt Disney World table-service restaurants are becoming increasingly popular, as more and Guests realize the quality of the food and the value of the service and experience. For that reason, Disney strongly encourages that a Guest makes advanced dining reservations (ADRs) for any restaurant s/he particularly wants to try or revisit. This will ensure that the Guest has a seat and can schedule time around that mealtime.

    While walk-ups are certainly possible, there is no guarantee that you'll get the seating you want. If your goal is to maximize time at the Parks and go to table-service restaurants on an "in case" basis, then you'll be fine. Remember that all of the Parks offer many counter service options and food carts, none of which require reservations, and all of which serve great foods at reasonable prices.

    If you do want to make your reservations, give a call to (407) WDW-DINE, or visit the online reservations center.

    Have a wonderful trip!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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