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  • On Jun 21, 2023
    Brittany from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I have a dining reservation for our upcoming trip in August. We plan to buy genie plus as well. I was wondering how much time we have to check in for our dining reservation in case we get held up with a LL reservation or something? TIA!

    Hi Brittany! Welcome to planDisney! It's always great talking with a fellow Palmetto State resident!

    Oh boy! Less than two months away until you embark on an unforgettable Walt Disney World vacation! I'm sure you and your family are eagerly awaiting your arrival at the Most Magical Place on Earth! Now is the perfect time to solidify all of your plans so you are ready to go when you arrive. 

    One of the best parts about visiting Walt Disney World is the flexibility you will have during your stay. When booking Advanced Dining Reservations, you'll have about a 15-minute buffer after your specified time in case you are running a bit behind. When you arrive for your reservation, let the Cast Member know that you were held up on an attraction and they are typically very accommodating. You can also check in to your reservation using the My Disney Experience App that you should download to your mobile device. You'll need to be in general proximity to the restaurant to do so. 

    In addition to this, you can also cancel dining reservations up to 2 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a change of plans or decide to grab a quick-service meal instead, you can cancel without an additional fee. This happens fairly often with my family, especially when we are visiting EPCOT. Sometimes we end up snacking around the World Showcase and do not have the appetite we originally thought we would.

    You are making a great decision to utilize Disney Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes while you are there. Using this service allows you to experience more during your park day since you will not have to wait in many long lines throughout the day. Disney Genie+ will help you maximize your day to the fullest!

    Brittany, I hope this information helps you plan for your stay! Stop back and see us again at planDisney!

    See ya real soon!
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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