• On Sep 9, 2016
    Melissa from OH 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 can you show up for dining reservations? 30 minutes? Time of? 1 hour?

    Hi Melissa! Your question is one that is asked by many guests. In the past you could show up just about as early as possible for your dining reservations at Walt Disney World. Several years ago that changed and now they will not recognize your reservation time any sooner then about 15 minutes before. You can certainly try going earlier but especially during busy times most restaurants will ask you to return at the 15 minute mark. They will also recognize reservations until about 15 minutes after as well.

    Enjoy looking through all the great Disney Dining options located around the parks and resorts. Remember that dining reservations can be made 180 days ahead and many popular places book up quickly so be on top of the dining and don't be disappointed. Enjoy the planning and eating!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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