How To Maximize Disney’s New Dining Features Including Walk-Up List, Wait Times, and Reservations

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Dining at Walt Disney World is all part of the experience. It can be just as fun as the world-class attractions offered in the parks. Disney has added new features to the MyDisneyExperience app that will enhance your dining experience. If you pair these new features with some of the features on our Lines app and website, you’ll be in for a spectacular Disney dining experience.

 

Wait Times Shown for Disney Dining Locations

Sci-Fi Dine-in Estimated Wait Time in MyDisneyExperience

Our team discovered in that wait times are now showing for most dining locations inside the Walt Disney World theme parks. This is a great tool if you’re trying to decide where to eat while inside the park.

Lines 2.0 Dining Rating and Information

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments Lines App Rating

You can also check our Lines app for ratings of all Walt Disney World dining locations. You can see its overall rating, and how each locations ranks against all other dining locations. Using this information can help you decide which locations are worth your vacation time and money, and which ones will satisfy your tastes.

 

In App Walk-Up List Now Available for Table Service Locations

Liberty Tree Tavern Estimated Wait Time in MyDisneyExperience and Walk-Up List

Once you’ve looked at wait times and ratings, and you’re ready to dine, then you can use MyDisneyExperience to get on the Walk-Up List. Just select the table service restaurant and then select “Join Walk-Up List.”

Magic Kingdom Reopening Liberty Tree Tavern Waiting Area July 2020

With the current elimination of FastPass+ many guests are enjoying more spontaneous fun inside the parks. Still, it is best to use tools like our Lines app and the MyDisneyExperience app to maximize your experience. But combining these tools you can have a great Disney day.

If you’re more into planning ahead, you can use our free Reservation Finder for help with booking in-demand table service reservations that are often hard to get.

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

6 thoughts on “How To Maximize Disney’s New Dining Features Including Walk-Up List, Wait Times, and Reservations

  • September 18, 2020 at 4:29 pm
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    Would like to know how to get in to Beaches and Cream. Do I need a reservation?

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    • September 19, 2020 at 8:30 am
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      Hi Judy, Beaches and Cream does take reservations. Our readers and our team has experienced that it is best to secure a reservation if you know for sure Beaches and Cream is a place you want to enjoy. If you have trouble getting a reservation for the time you want, you can use our free Reservation Finder: https://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/reservation-finder

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  • November 3, 2020 at 6:03 pm
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    How close do you need to be to join a walk up list? Can you join the Sanaa walk up list while still at Animal Kingdom? Are you allowed to drive to another resort if you don’t have a dining reservation so you can join the walk up list?

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    • March 15, 2021 at 9:04 pm
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      Hi Corri, for in park walk-up lists you do need to be in the park. Chrissy reports that for Tiffins at Animal Kingdom she was not able to join the walk up list while at Kilimanjaro Safaris. Regarding visiting a resort for joining a walk-up list, Disney has not made any official statement, but their official policy is a confirmed dining reservation or being a guest of the resort is required. Animal Kingdom Lodge is not as challenging as the monorail resorts, and we’ve had success driving / parking at most resorts with a paid for to-go / mobile order.

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  • March 15, 2021 at 7:55 pm
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    Do you know the answers to Corri’s question??
    Thanks!!

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    • March 15, 2021 at 9:03 pm
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      Hi Debbie, for in park walk-up lists you do need to be in the park. Chrissy reports that for Tiffins at Animal Kingdom she was not able to join the walk up list while at Kilimanjaro Safaris. Regarding visiting a resort for joining a walk-up list, Disney has not made any official statement, but their official policy is a confirmed dining reservation or being a guest of the resort is required. Animal Kingdom Lodge is not as challenging as the monorail resorts, and we’ve had success driving / parking at most resorts with a paid for to-go / mobile order.

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