• On Mar 13, 2018
    Catherine from SC 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 are the dining windows (possible times) for each of the three Fantasmic Dining Package locations? If we do Fantasmic Dining Package, what time should we plan to arrive at the show?

    Hi Catherine!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You are going to LOVE Fantasmic! It's my absolute favorite nighttime spectacular across all four of the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Even having seen it multiple times I just love the special effects, the storyline, and the magical elements.

    Your options of when to dine at one of the three restaurants that participate in the Fantasmic! Dining Package are basically from the time they open until 5 P.M. the day you intend to see the show. Both Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano and The Hollywood Brown Derby are only open for lunch and dinner. Hollywood & Vine is open for all three meals of the day, and bonus, if you book your meal during breakfast you'll get to dine with some favorite Disney Junior pals. Search for a meal time at the restaurant that works for your party through the Fantasmic! Dining Package link. You can even book your dining package there, too.

    As far as when to arrive for the show, your dining package includes seats in one of the reserved center sections. I was at Walt Disney World Resort two weeks ago with the Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience. We got there about 45 minutes before the show, mainly to enjoy our dessert. But I think you could arrive 15-25 minutes before the start of the show with your VIP pass and still be able to find good seats.

    I hope you're getting even more excited about your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Catherine, and We'll See You Real Soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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