MK The Plaza - Can I get in without a reservation?

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  1. Danielle3699

    Danielle3699 Mouseketeer

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    We will be at MK for 1 day the week after Easter. We'd like to eat at The Plaza but want to keep our schedule for the day flexible so I haven't made a reservation. Since there aren't characters or anything there, what are the odds a family of 4 can get in for lunch or dinner without a reservation?
     
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  3. greengeen

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    Not very good IMO! I've seen people turned away, or told that the wait would be over an hour. Even during slower times of year. So I never go without reservations.
     
  4. karen l

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    Completely agree. We've had to wait even with an ADR. It's a small restaurant so an ADR is strongly advised.
     
  5. bigbabyblues

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    The last time we ate there, we waited about 40 minutes past our ADR time. We saw two families ask if they could get in without a reservation and they were turned away.
     
  6. chloelovesdisney

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    I'd make an adr just in case. You can always cancel if you want.
     
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    Unfortunately, Plaza is a small restaurant making walk-ins there unlikely.
     
  8. dzneelvr

    dzneelvr A Disney Dolly<br><font color=deeppink>Doesn't min

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    The Plaza has definitely gained popularity over the years due to location, service, and food quality:thumbsup2 last trip we were eating there about 7pm and the CM at the screen was telling people there was nothing left for the evening....so ADR is yes. walk-in no:cool1:
     
  9. Danielle3699

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    Thanks for the input, everyone! I went on the Disney web site to go ahead and make a reservation and there were only 2 reservations left at times that were not good. I blew it! Plan B...
     
  10. maxiesmom

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    Keep checking. People change their plans all of the time. Another opening may pop up, one with a time that works for you.:)

    Have you thought about Liberty Tree Tavern for lunch as plan B? Not sure how much luck you will have finding an opening, but it is worth a shot.
     
  11. Megsie1000

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    I second the Liberty Tree as Plan B. The burger is delicious, as is the Turkey dinner. And the price is right. :thumbsup2

    The MK is the last place I want to be without a lunch reservation. Been there, done that last summer and I swore never again.
     
  12. Danielle3699

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    Liberty Tree Tavern sounds good too but when I said I blew it, I really blew it! Checked every single restaurant and everything is booked! LOL I'll keep checking back though!!
     
  13. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    How about a meal at any of the resorts in the area? The Kona Cafe at the Poly is very good, we must eat there at least once a trip. Also, the Grand Floridian Cafe is very under-rated. And much more elegant than the name would suggest.
     
  14. Danielle3699

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    Woo hoo!!!! A reservation time just opened up at The Plaza!!!!! :cool1:
     
  15. Pooh2

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    Enjoy!
     
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    Good for you, Lucky Lady. Enjoy!!!
     

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