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  • On Aug 24, 2011
    Kitty from OH 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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    We have a late reservation for dinner (9:05). Is it ever possible to get in earlier than your ADR? I think my toddler will be fine as she usually stays up later than that, but it would be nice to get in earlier.

    Hi there Kitty,

    Although there are no guarantees, it is worth showing up a bit early for your dining reservation. Mention to the Cast Member at the hostess station that you'd be interested in being seated early if at all possible.  I'm sure he or she will gladly find you an open table if one exists.  This has happened on a number of occasions for my family while vacationing at Walt Disney World. 

    In the mean time, call (407) WDW-DINE every so often to see if you can move your reservation to an earlier time.  You can keep trying until the day of your reservation.  Last minute cancellations are not at all unusual so you might be able to snag an earlier dining slot.  I'll keep my fingers crossed that an earlier time will become available.

    Thanks for your question!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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