Walt Disney World Guests can now use the My Disney Experience app to not just check attraction wait times, but dining wait times as well.
Logging in to the app ourselves, we at Inside the Magic can confirm that the estimated wait times for certain restaurants are now visible on the park maps.
We first saw the restaurants currently showing their wait times were around World Showcase Lagoon in EPCOT and include the Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room in the U.K. Pavilion, Spice Road Table in the Morocco Pavilion, Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion, and Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada Pavilion. Outside of the World Showcase in Future World, the Coral Reef Restaurant at the Seas with Nemo and Friends and the Garden Grill Restaurant at the Land Pavilion, also offer estimated wait times.
Guests can also now use the My Disney Experience app to join the walk-up list to select restaurants without having to literally walk up to the check-in desk. And according to the map, Le Cellier’s walk-up list is at capacity.
This is not the first time Disney World has worked to enhance the dining experience of its Guests by giving them a heads up on wait times. This is a part of Disney’s new Mobile Dine Check-In which allows Guests to snag last-minute dining reservations and helps limit the crowing around the actual check-in desks. When we first reported on this new feature, it was only visible when a Guest would check dining availability. Now it appears to be made clear on the map to everyone.
This streamlined system has spread throughout EPCOT, as well as to the following in-park restaurants:
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- 50’s Prince Time Cafe
- Hollywood & Vine
- Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
- Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant
- Magic Kingdom
- Be Our Guest
- Cinderella’s Royal Table
- Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
- Liberty Tree Tavern
- The Plaza Restaurant
- Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
One has to wonder when it will be implemented in Disney Springs, as these notifications and the ability to join “walk-up” lists remotely could help quell the recent crowds that have descended upon Disney’s shopping and dining center.
Considering everything is being done via the My Disney Experience app –– you can also check in to your dining reservation there too! MDE offers Mobile Dine Check-In so long as you have a dining reservation already made.
Here’s how it works:
- When your check-in window arrives, you’ll receive a push notification prompting you to check in via the app. Or, you can begin the check-in process by scanning a QR code located in the restaurant’s lobby. There’s no need to visit the host stand to check in.
- From the push notification or QR code, you’ll be able to check in for your reservation—and confirm your arrival time and party details.
- Once your table is ready, you’ll be notified to proceed to a specified location.
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