• On Sep 8, 2017
    Michael from TX 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 I have a 9 am dinning reservation, do I have to be there at 9 am, or how late or early can I arrive and still have my reservation honored?

    Hi Michael,

    Very rarely will you find that you'll get seated earlier than your scheduled dining reservation time; especially when it's a character experience.  Those breakfast experiences are usually full, and very busy.  It's not to say it can't happen, and if you choose to arrive earlier, you can try it...I just don't want you to put extra stress on yourself trying to get to your breakfast earlier when there's no guarantee. 

    Disney Dining does asks Guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time in order to check in.  If you are running late, they typically will hold your reservation for 15 minutes.  If you arrive past the 15 minutes I know they will do their best to accommodate you, but it will definitely take longer to get you seated. 

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel with your question.  Have a magical day!
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