Mom And Son On Run
  • On Mar 9, 2010
    Zach from KS 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.

    What if we have a dining reservation set for 9:05AM inside the park and the park doesn't open till 9:00AM, will they allow us in the park at an earlier time to make our reservation time?

    Hi, Zach!  The short answer is yes!  The restaurants expect you to check in 15 minutes prior to your reservation time so that you can check in at the podium, and if that means you need to be at the theme park prior to opening, they will allow you to go into the park for your dining experience.

    When you arrive at the theme park, they will usually have someone there with a list of guests who have a reservation for one of the theme park restaurants.  They will double check to make sure you are on that list, so it may be helpful if you have your confirmation number handy.  You will then be permitted to enter the theme park for your meal.

    Please also remember that if you are dining inside a Walt Disney World theme park, even if your reservation is before normal park hours, you will still require theme park admission in order to enter for your meal.  Have your park passes ready when you enter.

    Enjoy a fabulous vacation - and a wonderful dining experience!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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