• On Jul 31, 2017
    Sharon from PA 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.

    If I have a dining reservation for 5:00, do I need to be at the location before 5:00?

    Hi Sharon,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. There are so many great restaurants at Walt Disney World. I am glad that you are planning ahead to visit some of these locations!

    You do not need to arrive early for a Walt Disney World dining reservation. I tend to arrive a few minutes early or right on time; however, there is no need to get there too early. It is important to leave yourself plenty of time when traveling to dining locations, so do be sure to allow ample time for travel if you are heading to a different resort or theme park than the one you are at to enjoy your meal.

    I hope that this is helpful for you, Sharon! Have a great time planning your Walt Disney World vacation, and please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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