Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Aug 20, 2014
    Stacy from CO 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.

    We are concerned we won't arrive exactly on time for our ADRs. If we show up considerably early or late, will we be charged as if we were no-shows?

    Hi Stacy,

    Showing up super early is rarely a problem. I'm on a family vacation at WDW right now and have twice arrived more than an hour early for a meal reservation. We simply asked at the podium if they could seat us early and there were no issues at all. If they have room, they'll seat you, and you won't incur a penalty.

    Arriving super late is potentially more of an issue. A meal reservation is typically held for about 15-20 minutes until it is marked as a no show. If you know that you're going to be later than that, you should call Disney Dining or stop at any WDW table service restaurant or Guest Relations office and see if they can rebook you for later in the day or later in your trip. While the final call is up to the cast members on site, there are typically no penalties involved if you reschedule, only if you don't show up.

    Good luck with your planning. Please let us know what else we can do to help.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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