Ask It: Which Hard-to-Get Dining Reservation Is Most Worth It?

For many meals at Walt Disney World, dining is as much of an attraction as a ride or show. As a result, certain dining reservations can become very difficult to get. But in the end, are they worth it? Out of these four often-hard-to-score dining reservations,

Which of these hard-to-get dining reservations do you think is most worth the effort to secure?

  • Be Our Guest (45%, 541 Votes)
  • 'Ohana (34%, 405 Votes)
  • Cinderella's Royal Table (17%, 199 Votes)
  • Chef Mickey's (5%, 57 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,202

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Polling is live here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results next week.

Julia Mascardo

Freelance writer and editor, living the dream in Central Florida with my husband, cats, and spirited eight-year-old daughter.

6 thoughts on “Ask It: Which Hard-to-Get Dining Reservation Is Most Worth It?

  • May 31, 2017 at 11:54 am
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    I debated between ‘Ohana and Be Our Guest. I voted for ‘Ohana because my three teens and husband enjoyed it so much last year for dinner they wanted it again this year. Alas, I haven’t been able to book it yet. We do have Be Our Guest for lunch because I find it ‘worth it’ for a quick service credit at Magic Kingdom, the rest of the family is ‘meh’. Chef Mickey’s & CRT – worth it when the kids were little – food and $$$ not so worth it when you have 5 Disney ‘adults’!

    • May 31, 2017 at 7:25 pm
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      I agree with your choice to eat at Be Our Guest for lunch over dinner. Though it’s not as smooth logistically to wait in line to order rather than be seated first, of the times I’ve eaten there for lunch and dinner, I’ve preferred lunch. I liked the experience, the value, and the menu more.
      I’ve watched the line at Chef Mickey’s from Contempo Cafe and it’s an inhumane cattle-call. ‘Ohana is off the list because I can’t eat pineapple, and I’d rather not fuss with allergy accommodations.
      Cinderella’s Royal Table doesn’t interest me that much. I dined a couple of times in that space in the early 90’s when it was King Stefan’s Banquet Hall and those memories are good enough for me.

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  • May 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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    I wish there was an option for none of these. I find that when a restaurant gets very hyped up – something slips (sometimes more than one thing) service, food quality, magic/ambiance etc. I have been to Cinderella’s RT, ‘Ohana, and Be Our Guest and have found better options at other restaurants in the “World”. After reading a review for Chef Mickeys (and the sticky craziness) I would rather go to the Wave. The ambiance of Beast’s castle was great but the food was just okay to me (lunch). ‘Ohana was a service disaster twice in the same trip – forgotten in the lobby, mishandling of food allergies, lack of coffee cups on table for a party of all adults (I probably will never get one of my parents to ever go back and the bad thing is that this was previously a favorite for him). Disclaimer – I travel with other adults (no kids yet). My tune will probably change when they get in the picture. Thank goodness there are other choices…

  • June 1, 2017 at 8:54 am
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    Had to go with Be Our Guest. For Dinner, its a spectacular looking restaurant, the food was as good as any other named restaurant in Disney EPCOT. And the fact that they are running so many tables and they get the food quality spot on is amazing in of itself.
    Ohana is a lot of fun, even for a breakfast , the breakfast menu isn’t completely the same as most Disney stuff is so its a great way to go for a character dining and not feel like your just wasting it on Mickey shaped waffles.
    Chef Mickey , never tried except for a walk in for breakfast but they did have some lunch/brunch items going out at the time I went and the food was good. If your looking for a easy way to meet Mickey, a breakfast is easy to get into and meet the main mouse himself.
    Cinderella’s Table would be 2nd on this list but with same princesses in EPCOT Askerhaus, (I butchered the spelling) that’s a bit more of a quality meal, but being able to eat inside the castle is fun in itself. Both princess meet and greets is cool. The parade the princess do with the kids
    at Askerhaus is fun to watch though.

  • June 3, 2017 at 9:54 am
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    I don’t think any of them are worth it IMHO, but BOG at least has an interesting atmosphere.

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