Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Sep 11, 2014
    Patricia from ON 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! We are arriving in 9 Days and are so excited! If my family is ten minutes late to a dining reservation will they still hold it for us? Will be charged a fee? Thanks

    Hi there , Patricia!

    Your exciting vacation is just days away and I know you must be jumping for joy!  

    With regard to your Disney Dining reservation, let me try to help.  My recommendation, of course, is that you try to arrive for your reservation about 10 minutes in advance.  However, things do come up.  In my experience, the Cast Members at the restaurants will do everything in their power to get you seated if you are late.  Please do keep in mind that you may have to wait a while if other Guests are waiting for their own reservations to be fulfilled.  In other words, you may have to wait longer.  Depending on the busyness of the restaurant and time of year, you may be put as a stand-by Guest if you are more than 15 minutes late. This really just happens on a case by case basis.  You will not be charged a fee for a late arrival. I hope this helps.

    Feel free to write back with any additional questions you might have, Patricia.

    I wish you a truly magical vacation.


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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