When planning a trip to Walt Disney World making dining reservations
prior to check in has become a must. Years ago, you only needed to make
dining reservations during busier peak seasons. This is no longer true.
With the advent of the Disney Dining Plan, reservations at many of the
more preferred restaurants go quickly. It has become almost impossible to
be spontaneous and get a walk up or same day dining reservation for many
Walt Disney World restaurants.
Disney dining reservations are called ADRs.... which stands for Advanced
Dining Reservations. These can be made 180 days out from the desired
dining date. If you are staying at a WDW Resort, you can make your dining
reservations from 180 days PLUS 10 more days from your check in date
with one phone call. You will be told to check in at the podium 10 minutes
before your dining time and you will be seated at the next available table
for your party size. The wait might still be up to 30 minutes for a table.
Character buffet meals tend to have long waits. It is important to make
any reservations you even think might be needed. Planning ahead is
necessary. Victoria and Albert's and 1900 Park Fare are the Grand
Floridian Restaurants that sell out quickly. The Chef's Table at Victoria
and Albert's has VERY limited seating. There is only room for 12 guests at
the Chef's Table. You MUST call 180 days out at 7 am EST. The Chef's
table is not available to reserve on Wednesdays or Fridays. When you
call, listen for the prompt specifically for Victoria and Albert's. You will
need a credit card at the time of booking.
Make your dining reservations by calling 407-
You can also make advanced dining reservations through the Central
Reservations number 407-
reservations can be made 7 days a week from 7 am to 10 pm EST. It is a good
idea to be flexible with your times. They schedule ADRs in 5 minute
increments. If you want a 6 pm dining time at 1900 Park Fare, but it isn't
available, you can ask about 6:05 or later and see what is offered. Write
down your ADR confirmation numbers and keep them with you during your
stay. It is a good idea to bring a copy with you to the restaurant just in
Once you have arrived and checked in, the Grand Floridian lobby
concierge can also make dining reservations or modifications for you if
needed. The lobby concierge will also be able to print out a list of your
If you are staying club level at the Grand Floridian (Royal Palm Club or
Sugarloaf Concierge) the IPO department can make your dining
reservations for you. Their email address is
This email address is ONLY for the use of concierge guests staying in the
main building, Sugarloaf Key, or any of the suites at the Grand Floridian.
At check in you will receive a welcome packet including a print out of any
reservations you've made.
Disney restaurants have adopted a NO SMOKING policy.
Disney considers children age 3-
considered an adult in Walt Disney World and the dining cost will reflect
that. Children under 3 are free if they share with an adult. If a meal is
ordered off a menu exclusively for the under 3, you will be charged for
If you have any specific dietary concerns, be sure to mention those when
making the dining reservations.
Last but not least.....if you don't have luck with your first call for that
certain restaurant and time you'd like, TRY TRY AGAIN! People cancel all
the time. Another hint, if you still have no luck you can always head to the
podium and inquire if there is any chance the hostess can squeeze your
party in. You might receive a little Disney Grand Floridian magic.
The Grand Floridian Resort
has a variety of dining options ranging
from lively character meals & family dining to
romantic, quiet restaurant experiences. Each
restaurant has a large menu with a wide
range of items able tempt anybody
with a favorite.