Disney just added one more layer of convenience to dining in Disney World.
Just a few minutes ago, Disney announced the return of Advance Dining Reservations for guests with some upcoming resort hotel reservations. Now, we’re learning more about what the new dining experience will look like in Disney World. One example? Disney just announced the NEW Mobile Dine Check-in feature for the My Disney Experience App!
Mobile Dine Check-In is a new feature that will allow guests to skip the host at Disney World table service restaurants. In Disney’s words, “maximize your vacation time with family and friends — and minimize your contact with others.”
This is a part of Disney’s current Enhanced Technology initiatives to help keep guests and Cast Members safe and to help minimize the spread of the global health crisis. It will function within a fully-updated My Disney Experience app with location services enabled on an Android or iOS phone.
It seems like the process will be super simple. When it’s time to check-in, you’ll get a push notification from the app to let you know. You can also scan a QR code in the lobby so don’t worry about seeing the host. Then, you can check-in in the app by confirming your arrival time and party details. The app will let you know when your table is ready!
Mobile Dine Check-in will be available in and out of the parks. Currently, the participating restaurants include the following:
- Be Our Guest Restaurant
- Cinderella’s Royal Table
- Liberty Tree Tavern
- Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
- Biergarten Restaurant
- Coral Reef Restaurant
- Le Cellier Steakhouse
- Rose & Crown Dining Room
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Hollywood & Vine
- Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
- 50’s Prime Time Café
- Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
- Boatwright’s Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
- Olivia’s Café at Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Boma – Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Jiko – The Cooking Place at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Grand Floridian Café at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Ale & Compass at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
- Cape May Café at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
- Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts
- Sebastian’s Bistro at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
We’ll be reporting in with the full breakdown of how Mobile Dine Check-In works when these restaurants begin to reopen. For now, stay tuned in to DFB for all the latest Disney dining and reopening updates.
What do you think of the new Mobile Dine Check-In feature? Tell us in the comments!