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Your Complete Guide to Walt Disney World Dining

by Mommy Frog on July 9, 2021 Orlando

Guide to Disney World Dining - PinterestIf there's a rumbly in your tumbly, we're here to help! With an abundance of toadally mouthwatering options to suit every appetite, dining at Walt Disney World is always a frog family treat. Whether its magical theming, fun character interactions, downright delicious eats, or a combination of all three, Disney World sets up experiences you (and your stomach) won't soon froget. Upon its reopening in July 2020, Disney World instituted some new health and safety measures around the resort to keep both guests and cast members safe, and that includes restaurants (both quick- and table-service). These measures continue to evolve. Don't worry. We'll walk through everything we know about Walt Disney World dining so that you're toadally prepared.

We've got the full scoop on how to prepare, what safety measures are in place and what to expect. Plus more and more restaurants are opening around the resort — so we've got a full list of what's open right now in the theme parks, resorts and Disney Springs too. As more details are released, we'll continue to update this guide, so don't froget to hop back!

Your Compleat Guide to Disney World Dining

Dining at Walt Disney World - Garden Grill EPCOT - Mickey

Before we get to the fun stuff, let's make sure to review the fine print. For dining reservations, keep in mind that you'll need valid admission, plus a Disney Park Pass reservation and a dining reservation for the same park, on the same day; a dining reservation alone does not guarantee access to the park. That means if you're hoping to wave at the Beast at Be Our Guest, you'd need a Park Pass reservation and a dining reservation for Magic Kingdom and Be Our Guest on the same day. Advance Dining Reservations can now be made 60 days out rather than the previous 180 — and Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests may still book reservations for the entirety of their trip at that point, up to 10 days.

Park hopping permissions add an extra layer to this. You will only need a Park Pass reservation for the first park you wish to visit, but you can make a dining reservation at any park. That means if you want to hop to EPCOT in the afternoon for a stroll and some international cuisine, you can make a reservation at Le Cellier without an EPCOT Park Pass reservation. However, it's important to note that the ability to park hop will be subject to capacity limits, which means you aren't guaranteed entry into any particular park. If you find that you aren't able to park hop as planned and have a dining reservation, call Disney Dining at (407) 939-3463 or go to the nearest Guest Relations location to cancel your reservation and avoid a cancellation fee; if you cancel your reservation using the app, you may be charged the traditional cancellation fee, so we highly suggest either calling or stopping by Guest Relations.

Several dining-related programs are temporarily unavailable, including the Disney Dining Plan. Tables in Wonderland memberships will be extended for the number of days the parks are closed. Keep in mind that certain experiences and restaurants may be limited, modified or unavailable. The hoppy news is that more and more restaurants have begun reopening around the property ... and some favorite faces are back in action! Modified character experiences are available at Breakfast a la Art at Topolino's Terrace at Disney's Riviera Resort, Chip 'n' Dale's Harvest Feast at EPCOT's Garden Grill, Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort and Minnie's Seasonal Dining and Disney Junior Play 'n Dine at Hollywood & Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

What to Know Before You Go

Disney World Dining - Standing Tables

Before you dine at Walt Disney World Resort, there are a few things to be aware of or prepare for. It is recommended that guests utilize contactless pay options, such as Apple Pay, or your MagicBand. If you're planning to dine at a table-service restaurant in a Disney Resort hotel, a confirmed dining reservation is required for day guests (those not staying overnight). Reservations are also highly recommended for guests staying overnight at a Disney Resort hotel. There are a select few table-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels that offer a pick-up option through Mobile Ordering so you can bring your food back to your room.

Disney World Dining - Mobile Check-In

Be sure to download the latest version of the My Disney Experience app. My Disney Experience will be a vital tool for your dining experiences — make sure that location services are enabled! Many technological advancements are now available on the app, including Mobile Check-In (yes, for restaurants as well as hotels) and paperless menus to minimize contact. Mobile Order service has been expanded across the resort, and at some quick-service locations, it's even required to get your food (the only exception is if you don't have a smartphone). My Disney Experience is also the best way to get the most up-to-date information about what's hoppening around the resort.

Walt Disney World Dining Reservations & Walk-Up Lists

Dining at Disney World - Exterior of Garden Grill

You’ll need valid park admission, a reservation for park entry and a dining reservation to dine at an in-park, table-service restaurant. Dining reservations do not guarantee admission to the park.

Guests can make dining and experience reservations up to 60 days in advance. In addition, Disney Resort hotel guests can make reservations up to 60 days in advance, plus the length of their stay (up to 10 days). You can make a dining or experience reservation by using My Disney Experience.

When the parks initially reopened, we noticed that some of the "hard-to-get" reservations, such as Be Our Guest, had a lot of last-minute availability. Now that the crowds have returned, dining reservations have become harder to find once again. If eating at a certain restaurant is a high priority for you, we'd recommend getting a reservation as early as possible.

Disney World Dining - Grand Ballroom of Be Our Guest

At each park since then, we've checked walk-in availability at random table-service restaurants. Disney's Hollywood Studios didn't have many open reservations in advance, and none of the restaurants that we had asked were accepting walk-ins. Via Napoli in Italy at EPCOT had a sign on its door that walk-ins were not being accepted when we passed by. For restaurants that were accepting walk-ins, it largely depends on availability at the exact moment you ask. A host could seat you right then and there if there's space, but would not be able to guarantee availability later.

After a recent update to the My Disney Experience app, you can now view same-day, walk-in availability for select restaurants. When you search for same-day dining reservations in the app, there is a new "Now" option under "Search By Time." It will show restaurants near you with walk-in availability first, then other locations that offer a walk-up list. If a restaurant does not have availability, it will say so. Because this feature is brand-new, it has not been widely rolled out. MDE notes that additional dining locations may have availability, but do not offer a walk-up list via the app.

As crowd levels change, walk-ins may not always be an option, especially for popular restaurants. Again, if it's a high priority for you, make that reservation as soon as possible.

New Disney Dining Health and Safety Measures

Dining at Disney World - Satu'li Canteen Table

New measures have been implemented across Walt Disney World dining locations to promote health and hygiene, including:

  • Enhanced Cleaning: Disney has increased cleaning in high-traffic areas such as public elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. Additionally, seating areas, dining areas and pagers will be cleaned between guests.
  • Reduced-Contact Menus: Menus will be shared in ways to minimize contact. At quick-service restaurants, menus will be displayed on signage. And at table-service restaurants, you can scan a code with your mobile device to access the digital menu.
  • Self-Serve Changes: Beverages and other items that were previously self-serve will instead be served by cast members.

Disney World is constantly evolving their health and safety measures and may be reducing certain cleaning processes per health guidelines.

Changes in Disney Dining Experiences

Disney World Dining - Pinocchio Village Haus patio

Additional changes to Walt Disney World dining experiences include:

  • Menu items may vary. For specific menu information, check the restaurant’s online menu when the restaurant reopens.
  • While many dining locations that offered character dining prior to COVID-19 are continuing to reopen, not all locations currently have characters available. Make sure to double check if character dining is offered. Characters will makes rounds throughout the restaurant and allow for socially distanced photos.
  • Dinner shows are currently unavailable.
  • Dining locations will be limited in capacity. Some locations will remain temporarily closed.
  • Private dining and in-room delivery are temporarily unavailable.
  • Mobile Order service will be offered at select quick-service and table-service dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Springs and select Disney Resort hotels. In some cases, Mobile Ordering may be mandatory.

Full List of Available Restaurants

Disney Springs 

Disney World Dining - The Polite Pig

  • Amorette's Patisserie
  • AristoCrepes
  • B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co.
  • Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza
  • The BOATHOUSE
  • Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
  • Chicken Guy!
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar
  • Cookes of Dublin
  • Daily Poutine
  • Disney's Candy Cauldron
  • Disney Food Trucks
  • D-Luxe Burger (mobile ordering location)
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • The Edison
  • Enzo's Hideaway
  • Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC
  • Frontera Cocina
  • The Ganachery
  • Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
  • Gideon's Bakehouse
  • Goofy's Candy Company
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
  • Jaleo by José Andrés
  • Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar
  • Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company
  • Joffrey's Handcrafted Smoothies Kiosk
  • MacGUFFINS lounge at AMC
  • Marketplace Snacks
  • Maria & Enzo's
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Paddlefish
  • Paradiso 37
  • Pizza Ponte
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Polite Pig
  • Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Splitsville Dining Room
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Starbucks at Disney Springs Marketplace & West Side
  • STK Orlando
  • Sunshine Churros at Disney Springs Marketplace & West Side
  • T-REX
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
  • T-REX
  • Vivoli il Gelato
  • Wetzel's Pretzels at Disney Springs Marketplace & West Side
  • Wine Bar George – A Restaurant & Bar
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
  • YeSake Kiosk

Disney Resort Hotels

Disney World Dining - Contemporary Resort Restaurants

Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill
  • Roaring Fork (mobile ordering location)
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe

Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

  • Kidani Breakfast at Sanaa
  • Maji Pool Bar
  • The Mara
  • Sanaa (offers mobile ordering for pick-up orders)
  • Sanaa Lounge
  • Uzima Springs Pool Bar

Disney's Art of Animation Resort

  • The Drop Off Pool Bar
  • Landscape of Flavors (mobile ordering location)

Disney's Beach Club Villas and Disney's Yacht Club Resort

  • Ale & Compass Restaurant (offers mobile ordering for pick-up orders)
  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • Beach Club Marketplace (mobile ordering location)
  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  • The Market at Ale & Compass (mobile ordering location)
  • Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar and Grill
  • Martha’s Vineyard

Disney's BoardWalk Villas

  • AbracadaBar
  • BoardWalk Bakery (mobile ordering location)
  • BoardWalk Ice Cream Shop
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • Pizza Window (mobile ordering location)
  • Trattoria al Forno (excluding character dining)

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Centertown Market (mobile ordering location)
  • Banana Cabana
  • Sebastian's Bistro

Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • California Grill
  • Chef Mickey's (modified character dining)
  • Contempo Café (mobile ordering location)
  • Contemporary Grounds
  • Cove Bar
  • Outer Rim
  • The Sand Bar
  • The Wave… of American Flavors (offers mobile ordering for pick-up orders)
  • The Wave Lounge

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Dahlia Lounge
  • El Mercado de Coronado
  • Rix Sports Bar and Grill
  • Siestas Cantina
  • Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa del Lago (offers mobile ordering for pick-up orders)
  • Toledo – Tapas, Steak and Seafood (reopening Aug. 5)

Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • Crockett’s Tavern
  • Meadow Snack Bar
  • P&J's Southern Takeout (mobile ordering location) 
  • Trail's End Restaurant

Disney World Dining - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort - Mickey Waffles

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Enchanted Rose
  • Gasparilla Island Grill (mobile ordering location)
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Narcoossee's
  • Cítricos

Disney's Old Key West Resort

  • Good's Food to Go
  • Gurgling Suitcase
  • Olivia’s Café (offers mobile ordering for pick-up orders)

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

  • Barefoot Pool Bar
  • Capt. Cook's (mobile ordering location)
  • Chip 'n' Dale's Deli
  • Kona Cafe (offers mobile ordering for pick-up orders)
  • 'Ohana (excluding character dining)
  • Pineapple Lanai
  • Tambu Lounge

Disney's Pop Century Resort

  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining (mobile ordering location)
  • Petals Pool Bar

Disney's Riviera Resort

  • Bar Riva
  • Le Petit Café
  • Primo Piatto (mobile ordering location)
  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (modified character dining)

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

  • The Artist’s Palette (mobile ordering location)
  • Chip 'n' Dale's Cafe
  • On the Rocks Pool Bar
  • The Paddock Grill

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

  • Yachtsman Steakhouse (reopening Aug. 5)

Theme Parks 

Disney World Dining - Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies Milkshake

Magic Kingdom Park

  • Aloha Isle (mobile ordering location)
  • Auntie Gravity's Galactic Goodies
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Casey's Corner (mobile ordering location)
  • Cinderella's Royal Table (excluding character dining)
  • Crystal Palace (excluding character dining)
  • Columbia Harbor House (reopening Aug. 5)
  • Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe (mobile ordering location)
  • The Friar's Nook
  • Gaston's Tavern
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • The Lunching Pad (mobile ordering location)
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (mobile ordering location)
  • Pinocchio Village Haus (mobile ordering location)
  • Plaza Ice Cream Parlor
  • The Plaza Restaurant
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Storybook Treats
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Tony's Town Square Restaurant
  • Tomorrowland Terrace (mobile ordering location)
  • Westward Ho

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

  • Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
  • Creature Comforts
  • Dawa Bar
  • Dino-Bite Snacks
  • Dino Diner
  • Drinkwallah
  • Eight Spoon Cafe
  • Flame Tree Barbecue (mobile ordering location)
  • Harambe Fruit Market
  • Harambe Market (mobile ordering location) 
  • Isle of Java
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Mr. Kamal's
  • Nomad Lounge
  • Pizzafari (reopening Aug. 2)
  • Pongu Pongu
  • Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Restaurantosaurus (mobile ordering location)
  • Satu'li Canteen (mobile ordering location)
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments
  • Terra Treats
  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks
  • Tiffins Restaurant
  • Trilo-Bites
  • Tusker House Restaurant
  • Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes
  • Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • 50's Prime Time Café
  • ABC Commissary (mobile ordering location)
  • Anaheim Produce
  • Backlot Express (mobile ordering location)
  • BaseLine Tap House
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo (mobile ordering location)
  • Epic Eats
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge
  • Hollywood Scoops
  • Hollywood & Vine (modified character dining)
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • KRNR The Rock Station
  • Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
  • Milk Stand (mobile ordering location)
  • Oga's Cantina
  • Peevy’s Polar Pipeline
  • PizzeRizzo (mobile ordering location)
  • Ronto Roasters (mobile ordering location)
  • Rosie's All-American Café (mobile ordering location)
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • Sunshine Day Bar
  • The Trolley Car Café
  • Woody's Lunch Box (mobile ordering location)

EPCOT 

  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Choza de Margarita
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Chefs de France
  • Chefs de France
  • Cool Wash
  • Fife & Drum Tavern
  • Funnel Cake
  • Garden Grill Restaurant (modified character dining)
  • Gelati
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Joy of Tea
  • Kabuki Café
  • Katsura Grill
  • Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
  • L'Artisan des Glaces
  • La Cantina de San Angel
  • La Cava de Tequila
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
  • The Land Cart
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
  • Les Vins des Chefs de France
  • Lotus Blossom Cafe
  • Popcorn in Canada
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (mobile ordering location)
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room
  • Rose & Crown Pub
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • Spice Road Table
  • Sunshine Seasons (mobile ordering location)
  • Teppan Edo
  • Traveler’s Café
  • Tutto Italia Ristorante
  • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar
  • UK Beer Cart
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

What are you eating first on your trip to Disney World?! Do you have any questions about Disney World dining that we didn't answer? Be sure to share with us in the comments below!

Related: Which Experiences and Attractions Are Open at Disney World? Here's a List!

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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