Disneyworld has a huge amount of places to eat in its parks but on very busy days there are often huge queues outside the doors and you can end up waiting for ages. When you have little kids with you this can be even more annoying. Who wants to wait in line for 45 minutes for chicken nuggets with a screaming, tired and very hungry 4 year old clinging onto your knees (yes we have been there and done that!)?
This where Mobile Food Ordering comes in exceedingly handy!
You can now avoid the queues by using your MDE app on your phone to pre-order your food. At the time of writing this there are about 23 participating restaurants where you can use Mobile Ordering – For a comprehensive list go to https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/en_GB/guest-services/mobile-food-orders/
You can place the order on your phone, completely bypassing the main ordering and paying lines and go straight to pick up your food at a special Mobile Ordering Line. And the really clever thing about Mobile Ordering is that you can place your order a few hours before you actually want to eat. So you could be in line for a ride in the morning (or even still at your hotel) and place your order. Then when you are near the restaurant the app will ask you if you are ready to eat. Once you tap “I’m Here, Prepare My Order” the kitchen will start preparing your meal. Then once it’s ready you will get another message informing you and all you need to do is go to the Mobile Ordering counter and pick up your food.
How to use Mobile Ordering:
On the home screen of your My Disney Experience app there is an option to “Order Food” button (this is just below “My Plans”)
Tap “Order Food,” then select the restaurant you want to order from and press “Order Food”.
Press “Build Your Order” and select whatever food you like then review your order and Pay.
After you have paid you will see a button that says “I’m Here, Prepare My Order” which you need to press when you get near the restaurant.
You will get an order number which is what you need to pick up your food.
And thats it!
When Mobile Ordering was first introduced guests on Disney Dining Plans were unable to take advantage of this feature but in January 2018 the service was extend to those on the plans. This link explains how this works much better than we can! https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/01/mobile-order-now-available-for-walt-disney-world-resort-guests-using-disney-dining-plans/
For us Mobile Ordering was quite simply a game changer. After a morning spent rushing around the parks, in close to 40 degree heat with two young children, the last thing we needed was to have to wait in line for ages for our food. Knowing we could just pre order our lunch and then go pick it up as and when we needed to eat saved us many many tantrums and meant we didn’t dread mealtimes!