Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Oct 14, 2014
    William from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How far ahead of your specified reservation time do you recommend checking into a restaurant? We have an 11:50 reservation at Tusker House but would like to catch the 11:00 showing of the Finding Nemo show.


    I usually recommend that folks get to your restaurant reservation about 15 minutes ahead of the reservation time. You aren't guaranteed to be seated exactly at your dining time but my experience has been, especially at lunch, to be pretty close to it. However, arriving near that window or even a few minutes afterward shouldn't result in your table being given away.

    My concern for you, though, is that not only is Nemo: The Musical about 40 minutes long, but it can take 10 to 15 minutes to get out of the auditorium. Additionally, it will take you 10 to 15 minutes at least to walk from the auditorium in Dinoland over to Tusker House which is located on the opposite side of the Animal Kingdom in Africa. If I were in your shoes, I would opt to either change your dining reservation or look for another show time for Nemo.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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