• On Jul 25, 2018
    Deborah from IL 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.

    How early do I have to arrive for my dinner reservations?

    Hi Deborah, 

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It is recommended that guests arrive 15-minutes prior to their Advanced Dining Reservation time to check-in at the podium. Please note that as a rule, Disney will hold your spot for 10-15 minutes beyond the reserved time slot. After this point, they reserve the right to offer the table to other guests with no guarantee that they will be able to accommodate your party. You'll want to keep in mind that it transportation delays can occur so be sure to give yourselves plenty of time to get to your reservations. 

    Disney has so many fantastic restaurants and I hope that you and your family thoroughly enjoy every moment (and bite) of your vacation. 

    Wishing you magical memories, 

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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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