• On Apr 7, 2019
    Dawn from CO 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.

    My son (18) and I have ADR for Be Our Guest lunch at 2:10. Will we miss the parade or is it possible to do both? If we have to choose, what is your recommendation? We haven't been to Disney in 10 years...always loved the parade back then.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Dawn!

    I am so excited for you to see all that is new at Walt Disney World Resort since your last visit! Lunch at Be Our Guest and Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade are both wonderful experiences; I'd hate for you to have to choose just one. Let me give you a couple of ideas.

    I see Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is scheduled for 3:00 pm during your visit. With lunch at 2:10, time is a bit tight. There are so many interesting details to enjoy in Beast's Castle; you won't want to rush through your meal. I recommend trying to move your reservation time a little bit earlier. Other guests' plans change all the time. You might see availability open up a day or two prior. You might also do an internet search for "Disney reservation finder". There are some independent websites that will alert you if a table becomes available at the time you are looking for.

    If you are unable to secure an earlier time, I think it is still possible for you to do both. I recommend arriving around 15-20 minutes prior to your reservation time to see if perhaps you can be accommodated early. Most importantly, be sure to pre-order your meal online, up to 30 days in advance. You'll see this option pop up in My Disney Experience. This is a HUGE time-saver!

    Be sure to have your camera ready when Maleficent makes her way down the parade route -- she's amazing!

    Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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