8. How Disney Dining Works
Similar to Disney lingo, Disney dining details can seem daunting to rookies. Magic Kingdom rookies need to know that advanced dining reservations are recommended for most table service restaurants in the park. Table service restaurants in Magic Kingdom can be buffet style (like Crystal Palace) or traditional serving style (like Be Our Guest Restaurant) table service restaurants do take walk up reservations but often fill up so early that advanced dining reservations in the weeks prior to your vacation are the only way to snag a seat at them. There are plenty of counter service options available for guests to enjoy as well. Counter service restaurants are essentially a short order style found around the park with delicious eating options for meals all day.