Of course, in order to do so, The Plaza will not be accepting Advance Dining Reservations for a majority of the day. Wdwmagic reports that Advance Dining Reservations will only be available for booking from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon daily. Guests interested in dining later in the day can visit the podium located just outside the restaurant.
And indeed, a search for Advance Dining Reservations for the week of July 17th on the Walt Disney World website resulted in options available only in the 11:00 am hour for lunch. Here’s an example:
And though you are still able to search for “Dinner” options past July 17th, nothing comes up in testing several dates.
This change has not been confirmed by Disney at this time. However, the verbiage on the Walt Disney World website noticeably reads, “Put your activity-packed day on pause with an impromptu but leisurely meal at this inconspicuous eatery.”
Now, we know there are trip planners out there as well as those who prefer to wing it. In this age of Fastpass+ and 180-days-out Advance Dining Reservations, I say it’s nice to know there will still be an option at Magic Kingdom for those who prefer to go with the flow. How about you?
What do you think of this potential change to Advance Dining Reservations at The Plaza Restaurant? Please let us know with a comment!