• On Aug 10, 2018
    Joey from CA 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 have a reservation for “Be Our Guest” at 9:20pm on Jan.30,2019, but I see that the park closes that night at 8pm. Will I be able to get to my reservation if I am not eligible for the extra magic hours because I am not staying on property?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Joey!

    I'm so glad you checked the theme park hours for Magic Kingdom Park on the day of your Be Our Guest Restaurant reservation. You are correct that only Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel may take advantage of the attractions and restaurants in one of the theme parks during Extra Magic Hours. It is entirely possible that you will not be able to access Be Our Guest Restaurant at that time. I heartily encourage you to call (407) WDW-DINE, or (407) 939-3463 soon and often (if necessary) to modify your dining reservation so that you will be able to dine in Beast's Castle during your upcoming visit to Magic Kingdom Park. 

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that you will be able to bump your reservation to an earlier time on January 30th or perhaps to another day. If that is not possible, perhaps you would consider modifying your reservation to dine instead at either The Plaza Restaurant, with its mesmerizing views of Cinderella Castle, or 1900 Park Fare in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, where Cinderella, her stepsisters and Prince Charming entertain Guests amidst a tasty and extensive buffet. 

    Of course, if your heart is absolutely set on Be Our Guest Restaurant and you are unable to modify your reservation, stop by the check-in desk at Be Our Guest Restaurant early in the day and explain your predicament. Perhaps the Cast Members there will be able to get you a table before 8 p.m. during your visit.

    Sending best wishes and pixie dust,
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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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