Cinderella Royal Table
  • On Aug 6, 2023
    Joanna mae from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi. I have a reservation at 9:50pm at Cinderella’s Royal Table, however we want to watch the fireworks at 9pm. Am I required to come in the restaurant before the reservation? or can I wait for the fireworks to be over before I come in the restaurant?

    Congratulations on scoring a highly sought-after Disney Dining reservation, Joanna Mae! Nicely done! You’re going to love your late-evening reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table!

    Wow! You are just a few weeks ago from your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Given the timing of your late August arrival, you are correct that the Happily Ever After fireworks show is scheduled for 9:00 PM. The show lasts for just over 18 minutes. This means that you will have plenty of time to make it to Cinderella's Royal Table for your 9:50 PM reservation.

    When you have a Disney Dining reservation there is no expectation for an early arrival for your reservation. Your reservation will be held until your reservation time. While I never recommend being late for a Disney Dining reservation, it is likely that Disney Dining locations will hold a reservation for a few minutes for late arrivals. But again, this is not something that I recommend.

    Joanna Mae, given the timing of the fireworks show and your reservation, you are going to be just fine! If you need some peace of mind, you can choose a location close to Cinderella’s Castle from which to watch the show. Then you’ll know that you are just moments away from your reservation once the show ends!

    There is nothing wrong with last-moment planning questions! Keep sending your questions! We’ll keep answering!

    Happy Planning!


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Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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