• On Nov 10, 2018
    Julie from NY 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.

    We have dinner reservations at Be Our Guest at 7:10 pm on a Friday in May. Will this be enough time to make it through dinner without being rushed and still make it find a decent spot to view the fireworks show?

    Hi Julie,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I had to do my own happy dance for you since you scored a reservation at Be Our Guest Restaurant for dinner. The new enhanced dinner experience is amazing!

    If you do not mind living on the edge just a tad, you should be fine if you can manage to do dinner in an hour or less. Since I prefer to find a spot directly in front of Cinderella Castle, I am always in place at least an hour and a half before the show. When I checked show times for Happily Ever After for a few days in May, the show starts at 9:00 p.m. Just be sure to check the times for the exact dates of your visit. Keep in mind also that cast members block off certain pathways as it gets closer to show time. So, as much as possible, find your location at least an hour prior to the show.

    To expedite your dinner process, I suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes early. If they can check you in a few minutes prior to your reservation time, that will save you some time. Also, review the dinner menu prior to your visit so that you know what you want to order. When your server arrives, you will be prepared to order efficiently!

    I do have one additional suggestion - be sure to visit the restrooms before you leave the restaurant, especially if you will have little ones with you. Once you secure your fireworks viewing spot, stay put. The pathways get nearly impassable the closer it gets to the time of the fireworks show.

    Julie, the storytelling for Happily Ever After is simply stunning. Enjoy every moment!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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