When you’re spending the whole day in Disney World, it becomes crucial to coordinate meals in order to keep yourself fueled and, of course, maintain a steady intake of whimsy (aka, eat ALL the cute things).
However, since ordering food in Disney World can be a little trickier nowadays, it becomes increasingly important to perfect the art of the Mobile Order, and there’s one issue you might not be thinking of that could make your next meal a lot easier!
After you’ve waited in line for Space Mountain or loaded up on merch, inevitably the hunger pangs are going to hit…and they just hit harder in Disney World.
Truly, the only thing worse than being hungry in Disney World, is being hangry in Disney World because the Mobile Order queue is backed up or you can’t find a table.
In recent months, we’ve tested different hacks to make your Mobile Order as hanger-free as possible, like by pre-ordering food while you’re on the other side of the park. But, one equally vital issue is to avoid peak dining times at all costs.
On the surface, the idea of the Mobile Order process seems seamless and easy, but just like ride queues or crowded lands in the parks, things can get pretty bottlenecked!
We learned this the hard way the other day in Magic Kingdom, when we ordered lunch from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe and got a pickup window of 1:15 PM. Because seemingly everyone in the park was hungry at that same time!
When we arrived to get our food, and clicked the “I’m Here” button to notify the kitchen, we still had to wait for about 20 minutes! This may not seem that long, but when you’re hungry (or really, when your kids are hungry), that could feel like ages!
Plus, even when you get your food, tables can be hard to come by!
The same Mobile Order backup happened to us recently at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe, so this is definitely a common issue.
Moral of the story: try, as best as you can, to space out your cravings and order food at non-peak times. Trust us, your stomach will thank you!
Have you found any Mobile Order hacks lately? Let us know in the comments!