EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 23, 2012
    Abbie from AL 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 you need to get to your dining reservation? For example, we have res at CRT at 4:05 pm. What time do we need to be standing at the castle?

    Hello, Abbie!

    I suggest that you arrive at your dining location at a Walt Disney World restaurant about 15-20 minutes prior to your reservation. If your party can be seated early, the Cast Members will surely do so.

    If, however, you're running a bit behind schedule, they will also hold your reservation a few minutes, as a courtesy for Guests who just didn't realize how long it takes to walk from one attraction to the restaurant, for example.

    Keep in mind that for your reservation at Cinderella's Royal Table, you may be arriving at a time when entrance to the Castle has been blocked off in the front, due to the performance of Dream-Along with Mickey or some other event. In that case, you'll just need to approach the entrance from the other side, closer to Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.

    Have a most regal and royal dinner with Cinderella and her princess friends! Please send any additional questions you may have as you think of them! We love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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