Friday, June 14, 2013

The Dos and Don'ts of Magical Disney Dining Experience

Quick service vs. table service, making reservations vs. walking up, yes or no to a character meal, these are just a few of the multitude of questions that can come up when considering dining at Walt Disney World. Before you get too overwhelmed by the boundless dining options Disney has to offer, check out these tips on how to plan a magical Disney dining experience. Every week for the next five weeks I will give you one of my dos and don’ts of Disney Dining.

Do Make Advanced Dining Reservations.
If you are planning on dining at any one of Disney’s table service restaurants, especially if you plan on attending a Disney Character meal, advanced dining reservations (ADRs) are a must! You can begin making ADRs 180 days out from your travel date. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of this because popular restaurants, like Chef Mickey’s and Cinderella’s Royal Table, book up months in advance. The closer you get to your vacation, the harder it will be to find reservations for most restaurants and character meals.  It is not likely that you will be able to just walk up and get a table without a reservation.

Don’t be afraid to try something new.
You can find a wide variety of restaurants at Walt Disney World that offer an expansive array of cuisine. Everything from Irish Pub fare to Moroccan delicacies can be found around the Walt Disney World Resort, and nowhere does this hold more true than at the World Showcase in Epcot. The World Showcase alone offers eleven different countries, each offering a broad spectrum of dining. Disney does not disappoint in the food department, so what better place to try something new!

Be sure to check back next week to see what my next Disney Dining Do and Don’t will be!

Written by Meghan Blair, the "Disney Foodie" -- As a Florida Resident, Meghan combines her love of Disney and her love of food! She will give you the best restaurant and dining tips and suggestions to make your meals, just as magical as the rest of your vacation! Book your next vacation with Meghan by clicking this link.

1 comment:

  1. I can sympathize with all those who would rather not decide where and when to eat 6 months before. I usually can't decide what I want to eat for dinner tonight!! The reality is that if you really want to experience the better dining options at Disney, then you need to plan way ahead. And in some ways, those reservations could determine your park schedule, so don't forget about the resort restaurants and Downtown Disney. Working some of those places in can give you some park flexibility, especially if you're the type who likes to take a break from the park in the middle of the day. Go have lunch somewhere outside the parks!!