Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Mar 14, 2011
    Kathleen from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Thanks for your help, Joel! Can't wait to go against Dad on ToyStory! :D I was also wondering about ADRs. How strict are the restaurants on timing? If we're a little late will we lose our table? Also, how long does it take to eat at a sit-down restaurant?

    Hi, Kathleen! Nothing like a good meal after a good throw down of your dad on Toy Story Mania, right?!

    If you show up more than 15 minutes late for a dining reservation, you'll likely be able to get back on the list but I wouldn't expect to get seated right away. That being said, if you're only 5-10 minutes late, I wouldn't stress out about the delay. On the flip side, if you want to get seated at the time of your ADR, I'd recommend showing up 10-15 minutes in advance. Weird, right?

    Dining at a sit-down meal at Disney World (for us) usually ranges from 50 minutes to two hours. Buffets are quicker, as you control the tempo (and the speed at which dessert gets into my belly.) Two of the longest meals I've experienced have been at Mama Melrose's and Chefs de France. If you are in a hurry, let the cast member know. They'll hook you up proper.
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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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