• On May 30, 2016
    Genika from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, My family and I will be visiting WDW for the first time in June 2016. We have reservations at Chef Mickeys at 10:10 am, but our flight arrives in Orlando at 8:00 am. Will we be penalized if we don't arrive at 10:10 am for our reservation?

    Hi, Genika!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Congrats on getting prepared for your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort! You're going to have so much fun! If you plan on hopping on board the Magical Express, you will probably have a hard time making it to your reservation on time. I've had a reservation that was tight based on my arrival and got really nervous about getting there on time. I called the Dining Reservations line and was told if I got there late, I'd lose my table. But I could wait until a table opened up. My reservation would not be canceled. That eased my mind even though I got there are quickly as I could!

    Kicking your trip off at Chef Mickeys is going to be so much fun! Be ready to bring an autograph book and an empty stomach! You'll get to meet some of your favorite Disney characters while eating a TON of food!

    Let me know if I can help you with any extra questions before your big unforgettable vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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