I am proud to say now that I am 131 days away from having a Disney World vacation on August 11-18!! I am extremely excited, staying at the Grand Floridian and looking forward to a great time! I am starting now to plan out the trip with my family. We already have some restaurants in mind, and plan to make reservations for them (character breakfasts, Epcot dinners, etc). However, I am hearing that with this new dining plan people are using, you HAVE to make reservations everywhere! My father believes we can get reservations for some of the Studio restaurants (Scifi/50s cafe) the day we go to the park. It would be nice to not have reservations for the smaller restaurants so we do not feel time pressured. However, I fear that without early reservations now you cannot get seats. What are all your experiences in recent years with the Disney World restaurants? Should we try to make a lot of reservations, or can we be spontaneous on our days at the parks?