• On Feb 23, 2017
    Karen from OH 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 before the park opens, will I be able to get in?

    Hello, Karen!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am delighted to read that you and your guests will be enjoying a most MAGICAL dining experience!  There are so many to choose from, so I hope the selection process was not too difficult.  I know my family and I go back-and-forth all the time when we sit down to plan our dining experiences as a family.  Each one of us has a favorite and we always try to fit them all in.  

    With early dining, guests will need to approach a park's entrance and locate a sign which may read "dining." Cast Members will allow you to enter the park approximately 15 to 20 minutes prior to your reservation time.  Please have your reservation number handy in order to speed things along.

    Diane's Tip of the Day:  Character dining is a great way to capture a photo opportunity with many of your favorites.  It's also a great way to avoid the long lines in the parks.  If you have not already booked a character dining experience, make sure to take care of that today.  These dining experiences go fast. 

    Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOU REAL SOON!"

    ~Diane G. 
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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