• On Dec 16, 2018
    Ai ning from FL 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.

    If only part of my dining party is there for my reservation, and they check in, will we loose the reservation if the rest of the party is late?

    Dear Ai Ning,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about your upcoming Advanced Dining Reservation at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Sometimes it happens that guests are running slightly late for their Advanced Dining Reservation, so Cast Members are used to assisting if that happens. Typically, even if you check in on time, you cannot be seated until your entire party is present. It's a good idea in this type of situation to let a Cast Member know that part of your group is running a few minutes behind and they will typically be able to accommodate them. However, if they are significantly late, that will often be much more challenging to accommodate, especially if the restaurant is busy at that time. 

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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