Be Our Guest
  • On Feb 10, 2020
    Grace from BC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was able to luckily get a “Be Our Guest Lunch reservations” but it’s in the middle of our Big thunder fast pass. I wanted to ask, would the Be our guest host be able to push our reservation Back 20-25 minutes if I asked them in person, that morning?

    Hi Grace!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am thrilled to see you making FastPass+ selections and advanced dining reservations. Congratulations on getting that Be Our Guest Restaurant reservation!

    If your dining reservation is actually in the middle of your FastPass+ time window, you may have time to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and get to your dining reservation on time. It depends on the timing, but, for example, we had a FastPass+ selection from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and a dining reservation at 6:00 p.m. We arrived early to our FastPass+ selection, rode it right at the beginning of the time window and then got to our dining reservation. I will also say that, on our last visit, we were able to scan in for our FastPass+ window a few minutes early at a few attractions, so see if you can board the ride up to five minutes before your scheduled time. 

    Given the popularity of Be Our Guest Restaurant, the Cast members may not be able to accommodate your party at all if you are 20-25 minutes late. Typically, Cast members have been able to still seat us if we are no more than 10 or 15 minutes late. And although I have seen them find a same-day dining time for a family who approached on the day of and asked if there was any availability, the time the family was given to return was much later in the evening. More often than not, I have seen them have to sadly say there was no availability. 

    Grace, cancellations do happen, so keep checking to see if you can modify that dining reservation at all. But, given what you have shared, it sounds as if you may be able to make it work and not be too late. 

    Sending pixie dust your way trusting that you will have some scheduling magic!

    Magic and memories,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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