• On Aug 7, 2018
    Mary from PA 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.

    How long will they hold a reservation? What if we are stuck on a ride and are 15 minutes late?

    Hi Mary, 

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel for assistance planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    It can definitely be a little stressful if you are trying to get to an Advanced Dining Reservation and you discover that time has managed to slip away while you were all caught up in the magic of the day. The good news is that there is a 15-minute grace period for dining reservations. However, if you arrive after that time, the Cast Members will do their best to try to fit you in but it is not guaranteed. Additionally, you will want to note that Disney requests that you arrive 15-minutes prior to the reservation time to check-in at the podium. You'll want to keep that in mind as well when planning out your day. 

    Please let us know if we can assist you further. 

    Wishing you magical memories, 


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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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