• On Oct 27, 2017
    Andrea from NY 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.

    On 12/7, I have tickets for MVMCP and dinner reservations at CRT at 7pm, how early can you arrive for dinner reservations and be seated? I don't want my daughter to miss out on a lot of the festivities as this is our first trip to Disney and to MVMCP.

    Hello Andrea! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family and I celebrated the beginning of our evening before Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party by securing Advanced Dining Reservations for Be Our Guest Restaurant

    Since Cast Members usually allow Guests to enter Magic Kingdom a little earlier than the 7pm starting time for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, we made Advanced Dining Reservations for 5:45pm to ensure that we didn't miss out on too many of the festivities. With your 7pm Advanced Dining Reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table, you are generally requested to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time.

    While a Cast Member cannot guarantee that an early arrival will mean earlier seating than your scheduled 7pm Advanced Dining Reservations, Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort always do what they can to accommodate Guests requests.

    My first tactic would be to try to secure Advanced Dining Reservations for earlier in the evening at Cinderella's Royal Table. Using the early access to Magic Kingdom means you may be able to finish your dinner before Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party even begins. If you are unable to get an earlier time, arrive as early as you are comfortable at Cinderella's Royal Table (within reason) with the understanding that you may still have to wait if tables are not available.

    Have a Very Merry Visit!

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