• On May 26, 2018
    Jay 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 realize there's a window for arrival at a FP+ attraction but is there a window for dining reservations? For example, if we have a reservation at a restaurant at 9:15 p.m. should we/can we arrive at 9:00? What if we're 5 min. late?

    Dear Jay,

    Thank you so much for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your Advanced Dining Reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Yes, you can absolutely arrive a few minutes early for your reservation (and in fact I recommend arriving a few minutes early anyway), and you can be a few minutes late if something comes up or you get slightly delayed in arriving. I don't recommend arriving more than five minutes late or so, because there is a possibility that they may not be able to seat you 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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