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Old 02-24-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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MK The Plaza - Can I get in without a reservation?

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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Old 02-24-2013, 08:58 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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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.
Completely agree. We've had to wait even with an ADR. It's a small restaurant so an ADR is strongly advised.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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I'd make an adr just in case. You can always cancel if you want.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, Plaza is a small restaurant making walk-ins there unlikely.
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The Plaza has definitely gained popularity over the years due to location, service, and food quality 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
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:27 AM   #8
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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...
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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...
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.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #10
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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.

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.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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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!!
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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!!
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.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #13
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Woo hoo!!!! A reservation time just opened up at The Plaza!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #14
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Woo hoo!!!! A reservation time just opened up at The Plaza!!!!!
Enjoy!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:55 PM   #15
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Good for you, Lucky Lady. Enjoy!!!
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