Friday, July 12, 2013

5 Dos and Don'ts to a Truly Magical Disney Dining Experience

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Trying to figure out the ins and outs of Disney dining can be just as overwhelming as planning your actual Disney vacation.  By following these few simple Dos and Don’ts I can help you take the stress and worry out of planning your Disney dining!
Do eat at unpopular times
Most people would typically consider breakfast to be around eight or nine in the morning, lunch at noon, and dinner around six or seven in the evening. It makes sense that these would be the busiest times at the quick service restaurants as well as the more difficult times to get reservations at the table service restaurants. Go ahead and change up your dining schedule when visiting Disney. You’ll have better luck getting reservations if you eat breakfast at 10:30lunch at 3, and dinner at 8. Not to mention, the quick service restaurants will be a lot less crowded during off times, so while everyone else is eating lunch at noon, you can saunter right on up to all of your favorite rides!
Do not forget to make a reservation
Yes, reservations are so important that they bear repeating. Things have changed at Walt Disney World. A few years ago, it wasn’t as necessary to plan your meals ahead of time, and you had a fairly good chance of walking into a restaurant and being seated. However, that all changed with the introduction of the Disney Dining Plan. Now that more and more guests are taking advantage of the pre-paid Disney Dining option, the table service restaurants and character meals are booking up a lot more quickly. To have the best chance of getting in at the restaurant of your choice, it is highly recommended that you make your reservations  as soon as it hits the 180-day mark before your vacation.

Here's a review of what we've covered already:
             Do Make Advanced Dining Reservations
             Don’t be afraid to try something new
            Do get a Disney Dining Plan
            Don’t forget to leave enough travel time to get to your dining destination.
            Do a Character Meal
            Don’t Forget About the Resort Restaurants
            Do Speak Up If You Have a Food Allergy or Dietary Restriction
            Don’t Forget To Cancel a Reservation

Well the time has come, the last week of my Disney Dining Dos and Don'ts series! Hopefully these simple Dos and Don'ts will make your Disney Dining experience less stressful and more magical!

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.

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