The most popular dining locations at Walt Disney World book up fast. Don’t expect to get a favorite dining location on the day, especially during periods of free dining. However, advanced planning of your dining at Walt Disney World is not stressful. Disney’s Advanced Dining Reservations, often called ADRs, are the system for making reservations for table service restaurants at Walt Disney World.
Do I need a Reservation?
At quiet times perhaps not for many locations, but the most popular restaurants do book up in advance throughout the year.
In busy periods or during free dining offers you will need a reservation for most restaurants.
When can I book Advanced Dining Reservations?
All guests, including day visitors, can book reservations for Disney restaurants 180 days in advance. Walt Disney World R
The most popular restaurants do book up fast and you should plan to book as soon as your window opens. If you need help to calculate what day you can start making reservations this handy calculator will help.
Use our Walt Disney World Dining Planner
We have created a free Walt Disney World Dining Planner where you can record all your dining information.
Check out Disney World Dining Planner and our other vacation planners here.
What else do I need?
A Credit Card!
Walt Disney World restaurants, shows or dining packages that accept ADRs all require a credit card at the time of booking to guarantee the reservation. At the time of reservation, you will be advised of the Cancellation Policy which you should read carefully.
The majority of restaurants charge you $10 a person if you do not cancel 24 hours before your reservation. A few restaurants have much higher charges, including the full cost of the booking.
Do I need a
park ticket to dine at the Magic Kingdom?
You must have a valid park ticket to dine at any theme park restaurant in Walt Disney World. Entry into a park, even for just dining, counts as a park admission.
Can I book tables at Quick Service Restaurants?
The majority of Quick Service locations do not accept ADRs. However, a few locations do, including the highly popular breakfast & lunch at Be Our Guest.
Increasingly many locations accept Mobile Ordering via My Disney Experience. We highly recommend taking advantage of this especially during busy periods.
Any tips for the Disney Dining Plan?
If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, it is essential to plan your dining reservations to avoid disappointment. Disney does not give refunds for unused Dining Entitlements.
Make sure you understand how your specific dining plan works. During booking, you will be advised how many Table Service Credits your reservation will cost.
I am struggling to get my must-do reservation. Any tips?
Be flexible! Consider changing your day or time of booking. Often reservations will be available outside of peak dining times.
Be persistent, plans change and reservations often do come available. However, d
If you are a large party, consider splitting your reservation. On arrival, you can always ask at the podium if it will be possible for you to be sat together or nearby.
Try Open Table
Many of the restaurants at Disney Springs also allow reservations on Open Table, and availability can differ. If you are struggling to book make sure you check Open Table.
I have no reservation today what should I do?
Many restaurants will have a walk-up line.
In busy times you will probably be declined especially at the most popular venues. You will usually have greater success by asking outside of the most popular meal times.
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Our Guide to Dining at Walt Disney World has lots of useful information.
Our Beginners Guide to Walt Disney World is a great starting point to start planning any Disney Vacation.