• On Oct 22, 2017
    Apryl 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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    We are arriving at 10:00 in the morning and I would like to make a reservation for 4:00 for a disney dinner show. Is there anyway to insure that reservation if the flight were to be really delayed or are we out the $300?

    Hello Apryl!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with a great question!

    I have learned from difficult experiences not to book special experiences on the date of your arrival, simply because flights can get delayed or, in my case, sometimes you have to wait for a very long time to go through immigration. On our last visit our flight arrived early in the morning and we had a reservation for a late breakfast at a restaurant located at Disney’s BoardWalk. We were staying at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, but to my surprise it took us too long to make it and we lost our reservation. We had to pay a no-show fee, but in your case the advance payment on your dinner show will not be returned, there is no way to insure it. Also, keep in mind you have to arrive up to one hour ahead of your reservation depending on the dinner show, so if you can book this experience for another day during your vacation, I would highly advise you to do so. The last thing you want during your visit is to rush or worry about not making it to certain experiences that you probably planned very carefully. 

    I hope this helps you while planning, Apryl! Please stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel real soon!

    Best magical wishes,
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My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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