UPDATED! Disney World Adds a Walk-Up Waitlist Dining Feature to the My Disney Experience App

UPDATE: Shortly after the feature made its debut, My Disney Experience has removed the new Walk-up Waitlist feature. We will keep an eye out, and let you know if and when it returns!

Dining has gone pretty topsy turvy in Disney World since the parks have reopened. While character dining has seen some major changes and Mobile Order practically rules the parks, dining reservations have also been shaken up.

Whispering Canyon Cafe

Since Disney World will be reducing the hours for each of its parks, that means guests with dining reservations after the NEW closing time might not be able to use that reserved time anymore. However, some restaurants will remain open after the park closures for guests to dine.

And now, dining in Disney World has seen yet another change during the reopening. While there will still be limited capacity in restaurants, Disney has re-instated the walk-up ability at certain locations during this time. When guests access their My Disney Experience, they are able to check for dining availability in the parks.

Walk-Up Dining

After they’ve chosen the date and input their party’s details…

Walk-Up Dining

…they can click the “now” tab to see which restaurants have availability for walk-up parties! Although we saw a lot of restaurants full this morning, the waiting list may fluctuate throughout the day.

Walk-Up Dining

When a walk-up location is available, it will show you the wait time on the app. Although we needed to be closer to the Whispering Canyon Cafe to actually join the walk-up line, we could see that the estimated wait was 55 minutes based on a party of 4.

Walk-Up Dining

Although many of the walk-up locations we saw were at the resorts right now, we’ll keep checking back to see when other restaurants around Disney World incorporate this feature soon! As always, we’re here to answer any questions you may have about dining or returning to Disney World!

Read everything you need to know about Disney’s limited park hours here!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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