• On Mar 7, 2018
    Ruth from MD 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.

    My family is staying off site and will be taking a break in the afternoons to rest before coming back for dining reservations. How much time should we allot to park the car and re-enter the park in order to make it on time for our ADR? Thanks for your help

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ruth! Thanks for bringing your question to us!

    It’s a great idea to take a break and rest when you plan on spending some time at the theme parks for dining reservations. My family does the same thing and we always come back to the parks feeling refreshed and looking forward to our meal!

    Ruth, I recommend giving your party an hour to an hour and a half to get to your dining reservation when you have a meal planned inside any of the four Walt Disney Resort theme parks. Remember that since you are re-entering you will have to set time aside for parking, security checks and walking to the restaurant itself.

    In my experience, not everyone moves at the same pace and you don’t want anyone to feel rushed or stressed out. You also want to make sure you can enjoy your walk and stop to snap a picture or two if the moment calls for it! After all, it is your vacation!

    If your reservation isn’t too late, you may be able to enjoy a beautiful nightly Disney firework display or nighttime spectacular at any of the four theme parks. No matter which park you’re at, I’m sure it will be nothing short of magical!

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Meet the Panelist: Veronica, Florida

Hello from South Florida!  My name is Veronica.  I'm a wife and mother to two amazing girls.  I'm a bilingual journalist turned stay-at-home mom.  My first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort was at the ripe age of two and I've had the pleasure of visiting every year since!  Now as an adult, I plan my family's fun and memorable vacations.  As a planDisney Panelist, I look forward to helping you craft your magical experience!  Learn More About Veronica

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