Sometimes I hear that when people are planning a family vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort but they’re not making their hotel reservations until they’re able to secure their dining reservations.
Yup. You read that right. Sound crazy?
If you read last month’s Pixie Dust Central, you were given some of the scoop on dining reservations at Walt Disney World and how incredibly important it is to plan ahead…and I’m not just talking a couple of months ahead, I’m talking 6+ months ahead. Some folks have no idea just how popular some of these restaurants are.
You might have your heart set on dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table where you’ll be visited by various Disney Princesses throughout your meal. You might believe that you can absolutely not live for one second longer if you aren’t able to secure a reservation for your family at Be Our Guest Restaurant during your upcoming vacation.
Well, don’t despair!
This month, I thought I’d share some of my family’s favorite dining locations that we are typically able to book very last minute reservations for – like next weekend! There are so many absolutely wonderful restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort and I recommend that if you don’t find exactly what you were looking for, try something new! You might just be pleasantly surprised!
1. Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
This is one restaurant that my family dines at often. If you're looking for tasty, homemade Italian dishes like the Chicken Parmigiana pictured above, this is the place for you. The menu has changed a little bit in the last couple of years and everyone in my family was real happy with what we had. Another great benefit of dining here is that you may be able to get an Advanced Dining Reservation for the Fantasmic! Dining Package which will give you a time to dine as well as reserved seating in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater later that evening for the Fantasmic! show saving you and your family lots of time waiting in line. Also, if you're using the Disney Dining Plan, this package is just one Table Service entitlement per person! Mama Melrose's is located on the Streets of America in Disney's Hollywood Studios.