With the much-anticipated opening of Pandora — the World of Avatar, Walt Disney World is introducing a new way to dine at the park. If you've ever suffered a slight panic attack after ordering lunch for a large group at a theme park, you're going to want to listen up.
“Mobile Order” allows visitors to the Satu'li Canteen to order meals through the My Disney Experience app, bypassing the line and simply picking up their food once it's all ready.
After ordering through the app and arriving at the restaurant, users can press the “I'm here” button within the app to alert the restaurant crew to start making the meal (ensuring everything is fresh and not left to sit under a heat lamp). When the food is all ready, the user will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal from the designated window.
Right now, Satu'li Canteen is the only place where visitors can do this, but Disney will be rolling out the new process to other quick-service restaurants around the park later this year, according to the Walt Disney World blog.
“I suspect we'll continue to see this roll out,” Brandon Peters, a Walt Disney World ambassador, said.
At a set of parks known for ample wait time, whether it be for a ride or a meal, this has the potential to be game-changing.
Editor's note: Disney provided travel and accommodations for this trip.