ADRs (Advance Dining Reservation) you need to make.
When planning your Disney World vacation, there are certain restaurants you have to make ADRs for if you want to eat there. Other restaurants are highly suggested to make ADRs and some restaurants you can walk up to just about any time and get a seat. We will discuss all of these but focus on the restaurants you must make ADRs for. First of all, how do you make an ADR? If you have a travel agent, they can usually make the reservations for you. However if you are like me and my co-author for this site we make our own reservations and we both have preferred methods of making them. Mike likes to make online reservations you start by going to http://www.disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/.com. I prefer to talk to someone while making my reservations and call (407) WDW-DINE. Although this method can be annoying because of the waiting and the prompts that you have to go through before you actually talk to someone. Now that you know where to go to make a reservation, what should you make reservations for. If we are going to eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table, I will book that as soon as possible, 180 days from our vacation and right when the reservation center opens. We will go park by park for the restaurants you should make reservations for. At the Magic Kingdom make reservations for Be Our Guest, Crystal Palace and Liberty Tree Tavern. At EPCOT make ADRs for Garden Grill, Coral Reef (Dinner), La Hacienda de San Angel, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (this is a great alternative if you can’t get into Cinderella’s Royal Table), Teppan Edo, Restaurant Marrakesh, Monsieur Paul, Les Chefs de France, Rose and Crown Dining Room and last but not least, Le Cellier Steakhouse. At Hollywood Studios make ADRs for Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, 50’s Prime Time Café and Hollywood and Vine. At Animal Kingdom make reservations for the Tusker House and Yak and Yeti Restaurant. If you choose not to make reservations be warned you are probably not going to get into a restaurant you want or if you do you will not get the time you want. There was one incident that sticks out vividly in my mind. We were waiting in the check-in line at Cinderella’s Royal Table, at about 8:30pm, a woman was screaming at the Castmember about why she couldn’t get a table right then. The woman turned to us and said, “can you believe this”, my wife then informed her that 9:00pm was the best time we could get and we booked four months prior. After that the woman just walked away. I’m going to reiterate what is soon becoming our mantra plan, plan, plan.
Outside of the parks there are also restaurants you should make reservations for but we will discuss those on another post.
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