Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 19, 2015
    Jennifer from MS 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 we make a dining reservation for 8am and the theme park the restaurant is located in does not open until 9am, how would we be able to get into the park to check in for our dining reservation? Also,7pm reservation and park closes at 7pm,is that possible?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Many people like to start a day at Walt Disney World with an early breakfast reservation at one of the theme parks. When you arrive for your reservation there will be one gate open with a Cast Member nearby to verify your reservation. When planning what time to arrive, remember the amount of time it will take you to walk to the restaurant after entering the park. 

    Likewise, many table service restaurants will accept reservations up until closing time. After you have finished your dinner, you will be directed to exit the park. In my experience, we were able to take our time exiting the park but I'm certain if we had tried to walk in any direction other that towards the exit, there would have been a Cast Member nearby to direct us back to the exit. 

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if we can help you with any other questions!

    Wishing you happy planning,
    Amy H
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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