Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 24, 2012
    Sarah from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I have an ADR at ohana @ 815pm on a night when Wishes will occur in MK. How long are you permitted to stay at your table at a table service location? do they limit the time? or can we stay for the fireworks. This is the first night of our stay!

    Hi, Sarah!  They certainly won't push you out the door at a table service restaurant, however, you want to be courteous.  If the Magic Kingdom fireworks occur at 9:00 PM, you may very well still be there, enjoying the wonderful all you care to eat dining at 'Ohana.  We actually just enjoyed dinner there this past weekend, and with our rather large party, we spent about an hour and a half to get through our meal. 

    If your reservation is at 8:15 and Wishes isn't until 10:00 PM, that might be a bit of a stretch keeping the table.  But don't despair!  You're at the Polynesian Resort, and you are welcome to head out to the beach, where there is an absolutely spectacular view of the Wishes Fireworks from the Magic Kingdom.  You can even see the Electric Water Pageant from the beach, and that's a great way to start your vacation!

    You may have to play it by ear.  If you're just wrapping up dinner and Wishes is a few minutes away, I'd probably order coffee or maybe another drink and hang out for the few extra minutes.  But if you're talking about more than a half hour between the end of your meal and the start of the fireworks, think of how frustrated you would be if you were the family waiting to be seated.  Being at Walt Disney World may just want to make you spread your own brand of pixie dust!

    Have an amazing trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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