• On Jun 2, 2017
    Deborah from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have reservations to eat at our Disney hotel when we arrive. What happens to our reservation if we arrive late from the airport.

    Hi Deborah,

    You are smart to eat at your Walt Disney World Resort when you arrive! This makes sure you are fed and there is no additional travel.

    I generally allow two hours after landing for an advance dining reservation. This allows me time to deplane, head to Disney's Magical Express and travel to my resort and check-in. This gives me a little extra cushion in case there are any delays.

    Generally, there is a window of 30 minutes after your assigned time to make the reservation. If you do not show up, you will lose the reservation. However, if there is space available they will try and fit you in. You need to make sure there are no cancellation penalties.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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