In case you thought mobile ordering worked like magic, we’ve got some news for you… .
As crowds get larger at Disney World, that means one thing: lines are unavoidable, and that is even true for Mobile Ordering! Fortunately, though, there’s an easy fix for that!
Ever since Disney World reopened, crowds have steadily (and safely!) been increasing, which is GREAT to see! But also…lines.
So all of a sudden, we’re seeing longer wait times at popular ride queues, and in-demand reservations. That also means Mobile Ordering is being affected!
A few days ago in Animal Kingdom, we were craving something from Restaurantosaurus, but when we went to Mobile Order, the EARLIEST we could pick it up was 30 minutes later! Needless to say, if you’re as hungry as a dinosaur, this is NOT ideal!
But there’s an easy trick to get around this hungry obstacle! We deduced that even if you’re not yet hungry, open your app ahead of time just to see what the wait is to ORDER your food, and then act accordingly!
This will give you a sense of crowds and how busy restaurants are, so if you can feel your tummy starting to rumble, it’s best to place your Mobile Order further in advance than you normally would!
Another idea: if you’re on the other side of the park, say Africa, and craving something from Restaurantosaurus, place your order before you begin your journey! That way your food will be ready by the time you complete your leisurely stroll!
When it comes to ordering food, ESPECIALLY during a time like this, convenience is key! Little things like this can make your trip run much more smoothly and we here at DFB are always looking for ways to help you have the best trip ever. If you have questions about planning a Disney trip or a certain aspect of a trip to Disney World, let us know.
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How has mobile ordering been going for you in the parks? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Why do you use so many exclamation points? !!!
Charlotte H says
We were at Disney last week; I found that most restaurants took a while to get the food ready, especially when busy (I know, duh). We discovered that telling the restaurant to start the food now even when we were on the other side of the park helped us keep the waits for food shorter. (Like, we told Pecos Bill to start the food when we started walking from the Tiki Room.)
We also found most restaurants only took mobile orders, but at least they let you use a gift card on the app now to pay for food!
The problem we found at the parks other than Epcot was finding a place to sell you a bottle of water. So many counter service places were closed. In the heat, you need plenty of water.
Even though a restaurant, like Restaurantosaurus, says that they are doing mobile ordering you can still stand in line to order your food in person. We did this Columbus Day weekend and were able to order and get our food before the time shown in the mobile ordering section of the Disney app.
Can you sit down and eat at food court in pop century
DFB Sarah says
Scott Lee says
Haven’t used mobile ordering yet, the instructions say the button to “prepare my order” is grayed out until you are in front of the venue. So how are you doing this across the park?
DFB Sarah says
Scott, you can tap “Prepare my order” from pretty far away (entrance gate security sometimes asks us to tap it when we enter a Resort with a Mobile Order, for example), but if you have ordered something you want to consume hot or cold (or frozen), you’ll want to wait until you’re close by or at the restaurant (otherwise you might end up with a melted DOLE Whip).
How far in advance can you make a mobile order?
DFB Sarah says
Kenyetta, the earlier in the day you make your MO, the better. That way you’ll have better options for pick-up windows.