• On Feb 6, 2018
    Martina Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi again! You’ve all been so helpful! I have a doubt, how close to your dining reservation do you need to be at the restaurant? I know they advice 15min early but what happens if you arrive a few minutes late or just in time? Thanks a lot!

    Hi Martina, 

    Thank you for the compliment! The Disney Parks Moms Panel team loves helping guests plan their magical vacations! 

    Disney requests that you arrive to the podium 10-15 minutes early to check in for your Advanced Dining Reservations. That being said, there are times that guests get delayed due to transportation challenges or other unexpected hold-ups. Occasionally, you get so wrapped up in the magic of the moment that time just slips away from you. Rest assured that there is a 15-minute grace period for dining reservations. As long as you arrive within 15 minutes of the reserved time, you are all set. If you are later than that, Cast Members will do their best to still try to squeeze you in, but they cannot guarantee that they can accommodate you after the 15 minutes have passed. 

    Wishing you magical memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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