• On May 31, 2019
    Pam from CT 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.

    I have a dining reservation at Yak & Yeti for 3:15 PM. What is the grace period if you are late for a reservation?

    Hi, Pam, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Let's help you make that dining reservation at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Disney asks Guests to arrive 15 minutes before their dining reservation time to check in, but they are also usually understanding that unforeseen things can happen. I have never seen an official grace period for a dining reservation, but I'm sure that if you're 10-15 minutes late and explain the situation at check-in, they'll do what they can to get you seated.

    Here's something from my own experience. Not long ago, my husband and I planned a birthday dinner for our son at Whispering Canyon Cafe inside Disney's Wilderness Lodge. We were also going to take him to a baseball game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex just before dinner. Not knowing exactly when the game would end, we thought we might be a bit late for the reservation. We spoke to a Cast Member at the restaurant before leaving for the game, and they said they'd do their best to accommodate us when we arrived. Turns out we made it on time anyway, but it was nice to know the restaurant would work with us.

    Pam, I've never had a chance to try Yak & Yeti Restaurant, but it's definitely on my list! While you're visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, I hope you have a chance to experience the newly re-imagined Rivers of Light: We Are One nighttime show that just started at the end of May. It's a beautiful show, and the new elements make it a real Disney classic!

    I hope this helps you plan your Disney day, Pam. Please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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