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    Can some tell me when I get to Disney world and have not made a reservation for dinner can i still asked to be seated or does it go by reservations only.

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    You can ask at most places, but be prepared to wait, possibly quite a while. The sit-down restaurants can be pretty popular, and sometimes they do turn away walk-ups altogether. If there is someplace that you're looking to try, it's best to make a reservation.
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    The added advantage of reserved seating is that in some areas and some restaurants, reserved seating for dinner will also get you reserved seating for the evening fireworks. The other advantage is that if you know where and when you are eating, you can plan your eating accordingly. If we know we are having a sit-down meal for dinner, we'll have a snack lunch and keep room for all the yummy stuff.
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    Keep in mind Disney makes priority seating not reservations. The difference is that they do not hold a table for your 6:30 arrival, they give you priority on the waiting list when you arrive, you get the next available table. So if you have a 6:30 priority seating you may not get your table for a few minutes, but it's still better than waiting 1 to 2 hours as is sometimes the case.
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    I for one still can't understand the concept of planning dinner time/place before that day. I am one that does not know what time I will be hungry or what I will be in the mood for (and I also have a wife who changes her opinion on where to eat every hour).

    Honestly the walk in lines (unless it is character dining ) usually aren't that bad.
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    You can also stop by a Guest Relations location to try and make a reservation that day, or call from a cell phone (or free from a pay phone on property). Sometimes calling 30-45 minutes in advance will still yield a seating time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyDznyCamper
    Keep in mind Disney makes priority seating not reservations. The difference is that they do not hold a table for your 6:30 arrival, they give you priority on the waiting list when you arrive, you get the next available table. So if you have a 6:30 priority seating you may not get your table for a few minutes, but it's still better than waiting 1 to 2 hours as is sometimes the case.
    its not Priority seating anymore, its advanced dinner reservation
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    Quote Originally Posted by fancythemouse
    its not Priority seating anymore, its advanced dinner reservation
    Really?? Cool, I did not know that!!
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    no you can still just walk in
    "Por favor mantaganse alejado de las puertas"
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    while you are down there you can also make reservations from your room phone
    "Por favor mantaganse alejado de las puertas"
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    also you can do it at guest relations in any park
    "Por favor mantaganse alejado de las puertas"
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    Depending on the time of the year making ADRs well in advance may be a wise choice. At busy times you might not be able to find your 1st, 2nd or even 3rd pick for a place to eat.

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