by Disney Magic Diva
Note: This is a throwback article, some of the restaurants listed may have been updated since this first ran on our site. There is a complete up to date list on Walt Disney World’s website here.
If you are like my family, when you enter a quick service restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort, you play the “Divide and Conquer” game. Somebody stands in line to get the food, and somebody searches the restaurant for a place to sit. It works and saves time, but still not ideal.
Disney has worked some of their famous magic, and found a way to eliminate the time wasted in line, and keep your whole family together. They’ve created a FastPass+ for food! Mobile ordering for select quick service restaurants is now available. We had the chance to try it out at Satul’li Canteen, and absolutely LOVED it!
With mobile ordering, you can order your food in advance, and then go straight to a pick up window when you arrive at the restaurant. So, while you’re working up an appetite conquering Expedition Everest, you can order your food and then once you escape that Yeti go straight to the restaurant to pick it up. There’s no need to stand in an ordering line once you arrive – no more games of “Divide and Conquer” – because you have a FastPass+ for your food!
Here’s how it works, step by step:
As of this writing, you can place mobile orders for the following quick-service restaurants:
Columbia Harbour House
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café
Flame Tree Barbecue
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Pinocchio Village Haus
Rosie’s All-American Café
The Lunching Pad
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant
The list will appear in the MyDisneyExperience app when you click on “Order Food.”
Diva Tip: Since it’s opening in May, Pandora – The World of Avatar has at times reached capacity. Even if you have a mobile order placed at Satu’li Canteen, you may not be able to enter if the area is closed. Be aware of crowd levels when placing your order! Once you’ve selected a restaurant, you’ll be directed to that restaurant’s page, and see another button labeled “Order Food.” Tap that.
When you’ve finished filling your cart, tap on the shopping bag icon, and you’ll see a summary of your order. You can make any changes you need to here. When you’re satisfied with your order, tap “Review Order Summary” at the bottom.
Next you’ll be at the Payment screen. As of now, you can only pay with a credit card. Recently, it was added you CAN use the Dining Plan as an option for payment. If you’re ready to purchase, just tap!
You’ll get a message thanking you for your order, and asking you to tap “I’m Here, Prepare My Order” when you arrive at the restaurant.
Diva Tip: When I arrived at the restaurant, I was uncertain how to find the “I’m here” button. I asked a cast member, and they very patiently showed me I just needed to tap my character icon, then dining again, and it would appear. As usual, if in doubt, just ask a cast member. They are always extremely friendly, patient, and helpful!
To pick up your food, just proceed to the specially marked pick-up counter. There were signs at Satu’li Canteen which directed you to either mobile ordering pick-up, or the regular line. It really did feel like I had a FastPass+ as I zipped past the line, right to the counter! Show the cast member your phone, and you’ll be ready to enjoy a delicious meal!
We found mobile ordering to be extremely convenient! We used it to simply order dessert while standing in line to enter Windtraders gift shop in Pandora. I was able to order while in line, run into Satu’li Canteen to pick up our desserts, and then we ate them while still standing in line. It sure made the time pass more quickly, and we loved the desserts! (Highly recommend both the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse and the Chocolate Cake!)
I’m really looking forward to more restaurants being added to the mobile ordering option, as well as being able to pay with the Disney gift cards! It will be a welcome enhancement to meal time, and allow us to get on with our adventures exploring the parks!
DIVA TIP: Did you know D-Luxe burger has a secret menu only available on Mobile Ordering? Disney Magic Diva has a tip here about it!
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