Competitive dining reservations you should prioritize


Even as Walt Disney World® Resort continues to reopen and add additional restaurants, I often run into guests who have problems landing reservations at a particular few. If you're looking to have a meal at any of these restaurants, consider planning them later in your trip so that they do not overlap with guests who have already been booking with earlier arrival dates, and prepare to have a backup plan.


Cinderella's Royal Table

Eating in the world-famous castle is likely enough to get just about anyone through the door, and so adding princess meet-and-greets to the mix creates one of the most coveted reservations on Walt Disney World property.


Be Our Guest

An updated menu has made Be Our Guest better than ever before. And not only are you dining on great food within Magic Kingdom® Park, but you're doing it within some of the best theming of any restaurant on Walt Disney World Resort property. The gorgeous scenery, branding with one of Disney's best films and stellar menu makes this one tough to get.


Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

This has been unequivocally the most difficult restaurant for me to book anywhere at Walt Disney World Resort. Its theming and family-friendly menu make it one of the most obvious choices for families at Disney's Hollywood Studios®. While 50's Prime Time Café also sees a high level of priority, and deservedly so, in my experience it has not remotely compared to Sci-Fi.


T-Rex Cafe

Though there are numerous restaurants in Disney Springs that are elusive when it comes to booking reservations, T-Rex Cafe has remained one of the most popular. Its grand theming is a place of gravity, drawing attention from across Disney Springs as its volcano periodically erupts. I have had an easier time booking Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom®, which should make for a suitable backup plan if T-Rex is not available during your trip (although Rainforest Cafe, depending on the season, is a guest-favorite as well). Guests are still allowed to enter its gift shop even if not dining, so those who want to experience the atmosphere, even if not dining, do get an opportunity.



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