• On Feb 13, 2020
    Jennifer from GA 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.

    Can you be 10 minutes late to a dining reservation and still be accommodated?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jennifer!

    Your Walt Disney World Resort vacation begins tomorrow!  Will you be too excited to sleep tonight??

    Enjoying some of the unique and delicious dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite parts of my vacation.  I'll admit, although I try to arrive about 10-15 minutes prior to my reservation time to check-in, I have been a few minutes late from time to time.  In my experience, if a Guest is just a few minutes late, as long as they do have a dining reservation they can usually be seated, sometimes with a bit longer of a wait.  Whether or not late arrivals can be accommodated will largely depend upon the discretion of the restaurant staff and just how busy the dining location might be at the time you arrive.

    If you have another activity planned that you think may delay your arrival, I suggest trying to adjust your reservation time.  Dining reservations may be modified using the My Disney Experience mobile app (subject to availability).  If you don't find a time that works better for you, keep trying.  Other Guests' plans change all the time and you never know when availability will open up.  For same-day modifications or cancellations, call the dining line at 407-WDW-DINE.

    Jennifer, I am wishing you and your family a wonderful vacation!  Please let us know if we can assist you with any other questions.

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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