• On Aug 11, 2017
    Nicole from WI 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 reservations?

    Hi Nicole!

    You should plan to check in for your Advanced Dining Reservations at least 15 minutes before your scheduled reservation time.  I like to tell everyone to really look around while you wait to be seated in the dining room.  The majority of the table service restaurants have incredible themeing that doesn't typically get noticed.  For example, at Cinderella's Royal Table, Guests wait for their table inside of Cinderella Castle.  Not only will you see Cinderella's throne, if you keep a sharp eye out, you may just spot a few of Cinderella's little friends there too.  It's adorable!

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel, Nicole.  Have a magical day!
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Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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