Disney offers two styles of dining, "Table- Service" and "Quick-Service".
Table-Service restaurants are Disney's full service restaurants. These restaurants accept advanced dining reservations. Same day reservations and walk-in seating may be available at some Table-Service restaurants,however dining reservations are strongly suggested as many do book up.
Table- Service Restaurants Include:
Character Dining- Dine with Disney characters and have the opportunity to get photos and autographs.
Unique/Themed Dining- Disney has some fun themed dining locations such as, 50's Prime Time, where you can dine in a retro themed house, Coral Reef which features a full wall aquarium with amazing views of sharks and other sea life. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, dine in car-shaped booths and watch old movie clips in this restaurant set like a drive-in movie.
Dinner Shows- Hoop Dee Doo Revue, Spirit of Aloha Luau and Mickey's Backyard BBQ, these restaurants include fun Disney entertainment to accompany your meal.
Fine/Signature Dining- Disney also has a selection of fine dining restaurants such as California Grill, Victoria and Albert's and Le Cellier Steakhouse to name a few.
If you plan on dining at any of the character dining, unique/themed dining, dinner shows or fine/signature dining advanced reservations should be made as close to the 60 day mark as possible. Even at the 60 day mark certain restaurants may book up.
*Currently some of the dining options such as character dining or dinner shows may be unavailable.
Quick-Service restaurants are Disney's counter service dining options. These dining locations do not take reservations. These locations are more casual, just order, grab your food and find a seat.
Disney offers Mobile ordering at select Quick-Service restaurant locations. Using the My Disney Experience app guests can order and prepay for food from their mobile device.
Currently due to COVID-19 most Quick-Service restaurant locations require you to place your food order through the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device, they do not currently allow you to order food at the register. Instead the whole transaction is done through the app.
Due to the limited dining locations currently open, Quick-Service restaurants can be very busy especially during lunch and dinner hours so make sure to plan ahead.
Find out more about mobile ordering here.
Dining Reservation Cancellation Policy
Do not forget to follow Disney's cancellation policy regarding their dining reservations. Disney does charge a no-show fee. If your plans change make sure to cancel any dining reservations you do not plan on attending. Disney's dining reservation cancellation policy can be seen here.