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  • On Nov 3, 2012
    Therese from CT 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've made all my dining reservations and I have a question. Just how early or late can I arrive at the restaurant? I am a little worried about the bus transportation getting me there on time. Thanks

    Hi there, Therese!

    You can arrive as early as you'd like to one of your advance dining reservations - but do be prepared for a wait. Like all restaurants, there is a definite "ebb and flow" to how timing works.

    Because Disney restaurants typically have high demand, I would be pretty conscious of the time. You'll not want to arrive much past five minutes after your seating time; you do not want to risk your table being given up (and subsequently incurring those cancellation fees for being a "no-show").

    If you are able to find phone numbers for each of your restaurants, you can have them available as backup, and you can certainly call to let the cast members know you are running late. The main number, however, will not allow you to communicate messages to the restaurants, as that's really a central reservation recourse.

    Careful planning and a willingness to be on the early side will serve you well and take lots of that stress off. If we can be of any help in planning an itinerary to maximize your time, drop the Moms a line!

    Have a wonderful time!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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