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  • On Apr 29, 2014
    Sammie from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If you have a dining reservation, how much earlier do you need to be there? Can you show up about the time the reservation is for?

    Hello Sammie,

    You are perfectly fine showing up right at your Advance Dining Reservation. However,  keep in mind, unlike a typical reservations in a restaurant where you show up and normally sit down right away, with an advance dining reservation you may have a wait time from 10- 30 minutes. In essence, as soon as you check-in, you are put at the top of the list for the next available spot. I typically like to arrive about 15 minutes before my advance dining reservation and in the past have waited no longer than 15 minutes and on several occasions have been seated immediately. The wait time is predicated on the time of year you travel, the less crowds, usually the less wait and the more crowds, then usually a longer wait.

    Enjoy your upcoming stay at Walt Disney World and continue to visit us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel for further pixie dusted assistance.

    Amy M*o*

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a believer in following your dreams and making them come true. As a mom and ballet instructor, I guide my family and students to pursue their dreams and see where it takes them. I love Disney Parks because of the inspiring imagination and endless dreams. I will never be too old for Walt Disney World! Learn More About Amy

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