As you make your dining plans for Walt Disney World, you need to be aware of which restaurants are the hardest to get reservations for. On your 180th day, you need to book the popular restaurants first even if they aren’t on your arrival day. While it seems abnormal to book dining reservations out of order, this is the best way to ensure you get to eat at every restaurant on your list. These are the 7 most popular restaurants at Walt Disney World and the ones that book up the fastest:
Be Our Guest – This is the hardest restaurant to get a reservation. I highly recommend you plan it for the end of your trip to give you a better chance of scoring a spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Book for breakfast before 9:00 AM and you’ll be able to check in starting at 7:45 AM. Eat quickly and ride Seven Dwarfs before the rest of the Guests that day.
‘Ohanas (dinner) – This restaurant not only has a delicious dinner menu (all you can eat!) but it also offers a great view of the nightly fireworks. Plan to book your reservation 1:45 – 2 hours before the fireworks and request a table by the window. You might have to wait a bit for it, but you will have a great view of the fireworks.
Chef Mickey’s – This meal can be hard to score a dinner reservation. Breakfast and lunch are still delicious but not as good of a value as dinner.
Cinderella’s Royal Table – Who doesn’t want to eat in the castle? Because of it’s incredible location this restaurant books up quickly. If you are paying out of pocket, go for a late breakfast. If you are on the dining plan, go for dinner.
California Grill – This restaurant offers incredible views of the fireworks. The good thing is that you just have to dine at this restaurant on the day of the fireworks. You can return that evening with your receipt to watch them from a special viewing location.
Akershus – This restaurant has the same princesses as Cinderella’s Royal Table which makes it very popular. Book a breakfast reservation here where they serve traditional American favorites.
Hollywood and Vine (dinner) – Dinner includes a special character meal with Minnie Mouse and her friends. It is a very popular choice and can be hard to get.
Learn more about Walt Disney World Dining and get suggestions for where to eat, how to use the Disney Dining Plan and more.