• On Apr 4, 2017
    Frank from LA 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.

    Have an 11:50 lunch reservation at Sci-Fi in HS. What time should we arrive for this and any other lunch or dinner reservation?

    Hi Frank!

    The Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant in the Hollywood Studios park is a great experience for all families. I think sometimes the adults enjoy it even more then the children as we all remember some of those "scary" old movies from long ago. It is especially fun if your family can fit into one of the tables that appears as a car set up for a drive in movie.

    I always try to arrive about 10-15 minutes before my reservation time if possible. When you have a time for dining it simply means you will be put at the top of the list for seating when you check in. Many restaurants are able to seat you very close to your reservation time while others get backed up and there will be a bit of a wait. This rule is for all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you find you are running late due to transportation back-ups or ride slow downs you can rest assured that a restaurant will still guarantee your time for fifteen minutes past the reservation. And many times they will still honor it if its due to circumstances beyond your control that make you late.

    As I said above, I like to check in a little early but it is certainly not necessary. You can arrive early, on time, or even just a few minutes late and you will be fine.
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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