• On Apr 11, 2018
    Hector from NY 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.

    We are planning on visiting WDW in Sept. 2018 and are staying at the Polynesian. We have a few character dinning booked. Would you happen to know how long these reservations take? We want to plan our day accordingly.

    Dear Hector,

    I'm so glad that you stopped by to say "Hiya Pal!" to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your wondEARful question about planning ahead for your Advanced Dining Reservations on your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    The time that you will need to arrive to your Advanced Dining Reservations, eat, and then arrive to your next destination can vary a great deal based on where you are staying, how you are traveling to your reservation, and then where you are planning to go that day. If, for example, since you mentioned that you are staying at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and you have a breakfast reservation for 'Ohana, that would be a quick walk to your breakfast. I would allow for at least 60-90 minutes for a character buffet breakfast, and perhaps a bit longer for a breakfast that is not a buffet. Then I would also allow for at least another 60-90 minutes for travel time if your reservation is elsewhere.

    If you would like to visit us again and give us some more specifics about where your Advanced Dining Reservation is as compared to where you are staying, and also where you are planning to go afterward, then we can assist you with more specific timing.

    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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