Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 26, 2013
    Tod 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 should we arrive for dinner reservations? For example, if dinner reservations are for 6pm, what time should we actually get there? Restuarants at Resorts as well as at the Parks.

    Hi Tod!

    There are so many wonderful restaurants at Disney and I love trying them all!

    If you have an Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR), it is recommended that your party arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation time to check in.  This is for restaurants inside the theme parks, at the resorts and at Downtown Disney.  While everyone in your party should be present, only one person will need to wait in line to actually check in. Once you check in, you can wait with your party nearby for them to call your name. At some dining locations they may give you a pager to indicate when its time for you to return to the Hostess to be seated.

    Please feel free to visit with all of your planning questions. We're hEAR to help!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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