Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 27, 2011
    Christina from MI 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.

    I made all my dining reservations, but how early do I have to be at the restaurant before my reservation time?

    Hi Christina!  I absolutely LOVE Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort, and kudos to you for getting your dining reservations squared away in advance!

    It is recommended that you arrive at the restaurant's podium at least 5 minutes prior to your reservation time.  You will check in and in most cases receive a "buzzer" which will alert when the next available table that will accommodate your party becomes available.

    I personally always plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early which leaves me some leeway in case I experience delays while in route to the restaurant and sometimes, but definitely not always, I am seated upon arrival even though I am early.

    I hope I have answered your question and please feel free to write back if I can be of further assistance!  I just know your next visit to the Walt Disney World Resort will be a dream come true! -Amanda

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

Greetings from California! I am here to help make your visit to the Disney Parks as pixie-dusted as possible! As a regular to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, I am ready to put my coast-to-coast Disney Parks knowledge to work for YOU! Learn More About Amanda

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