Disney dining reservations can cause some frustration, and stress, for a lot of travelers. Disney encourages you to make your Advanced Dining Reservations as early as possible, at 180 days in advance of your arrival. But what if you are are closer to arrival and haven’t made any? Or what if you are waiting on other factors-such as which nights you can get Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or Mickey’s Not Scary Halloween Party tickets? No fear! I want to share with you the Ten Disney Dining Reservations that are not Impossible to Get!
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall: Akershus is located in Norway at EPCOT’s World Showcase. This is an EXCELLENT princess dining experience for all three meals of the day! Often, you will see up to five princesses while dining here. Your little princess can also take part in the princess parade throughout the banquet hall with her princess friends. Akershus is an EXCELLENT alternative to Cinderella’s Royal Table for a princess meal.
Cape May: Cape May is located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Cape May hosts Mickey and his friends in their beach gear for breakfast every morning. Cape May is easy to get an ADR for, since most guests like to try for Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary. So, if you are looking for a breakfast with the “classic” characters, Cape May is an excellent choice!
Garden Grill: Garden Grill is located at EPCOT in the Living with the Land building. Even though this location is only open for dinner hours, it is still easy to get an ADR here. Chip and Dale serve up an all American harvest feast, while you can enjoy the slowly rotating views of The Land attraction. Dinner is served family style, and the menu is great for picky eaters who prefer some easy to enjoy foods.
1900 Park Fare: 1900 Park Fare is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in the Magic Kingdom area. The nice thing about 1900 Park Fare is that it is a great alternative to dining with princesses at either EPCOT or Cinderella’s Royal Table. Although it is “only” Cinderella, Prince Charming, the stepsisters, and the stepmother at breakfast, it still gives you that princess experience. They also serve breakfast with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, etc. Although those characters are popular, they aren’t always as popular as the classic characters and princesses.
Liberty Tree Tavern: Liberty Tree Tavern is located at Magic Kingdom Park. There are six historically themed rooms at Liberty Tree Tavern, and the food is served family style. This is also a great dining option for families with less adventurous eaters. They serve lunch and dinner, and if you time your meals right, you can step right outside to to get a spot for watching the afternoon Festival of Fantasy Parade.
Boma: Boma is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. They serve breakfast and dinner…in fact, I’ve heard it is so good that some guests book breakfast AND dinner there during their stay! Even so, reservations here are easy to get. After you have enjoyed your meal, you can explore Animal Kingdom Lodge and enjoy seeing the animals in the savannas.
Whispering Canyon Cafe: Whispering Canyon Cafe is located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner-part of the reason why it’s easy to get reservations! Also, the wait staff makes the experience fun, with their wise cracking jokes and short entertainment spiels while you eat. This is a great location to eat if you need an ADR and a break from Magic Kingdom, since it’s just a boat ride away!
Tusker House: Tusker House is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Donald and his friends are in their safari gear for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, there are no characters-but fabulous African themed food on the menu. This is another fun location with a unique character experience. Since isn’t really a full day park, making an ADR at Tusker House can be a great way to spend some of your day there.
The Grand Floridian Cafe: The Grand Floridian Cafe is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. This is a quaint, quiet, yet airy restaurant serving Victorian favorites. If you want to enjoy a nice breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a classy and beautiful atmosphere, the Grand Floridian Cafe is for you!
The Crystal Palace: The Crystal Palace is located at Disney’s Magic Kingdom park. This restaurant is Winnie the Pooh and his 100 Acre Wood Friends for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I feel like this location is easy to get ADRs for since it also serves all three meals of the day. No matter which meal you choose, your family will love dining in the bright and cheery greenhouse atmosphere of the Crystal Palace.
Are any of these locations a favorite of yours? What am I missing?
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