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  • On Sep 27, 2010
    Lauren from KY 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 will be at Disney World for the first time from Oct 2-9 and have the deluxe dining plan. I've made numerous dining reservations. Can we show up early for a reservation? If we're stuck somewhere, how long will they hold it? thanks -

    Hi Lauren,

    You need to always arrive at least 15 minutes early for all Advanced Dining Reservations. If you choose to show up earlier than that, there is no guarantee that they will be able to seat you ahead of time, but you can try if you'd like.

    In response to your other question, reservations are held for 15 minutes beyond your scheduled time. After that, they will release the reservation for walk-up Guests who are hoping to be seated. You'll want to plan your day accordingly to arrive on time.

    Hope this helps and have a wonderful vacation,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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