• On May 25, 2018
    Stevee from TX 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.

    On day of arrival, I have a reservation for chef Mickey at 8:30pm for my family of 4 (kids ages 5 and 1). I'm concerned that the reservation may be too late. How long can I expect dinner to take? I don't want to rush, but hate to have fussy kids

    Dear Stevee,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your exciting Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Chef Mickey's is a fun character meal, I agree! Every family is so different, but for my family, I know that would not have been a very fun experience to have them out and eating at that hour. It's not an inexpensive restaurant, and experiencing it with exhausted children would not be ideal, in my opinion. Please keep checking as you get closer to your dates, and especially in the last few days leading up to the date, because often people cancel at the last moment and reservations become free. You might find something much earlier that would work better!

    If nothing comes up, I recommend considering a different location. It may not be worth it. Again, that's just one Mom's opinion, and I know that you will have a fabulous vacation either way!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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