Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 15, 2016
    Erin from PA 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.

    What time should we plan to get to MBYBBQ? Resv is for 5:30. I've read that seating begins 20 minutes prior. I've also read that we should arrive 30 min before seating begins. Does this mean we should plan to arrive by 4:40 for a 5:30 reservation?

    Welcome back, Erin!

    Mickey's Backyard BBQ is one of our favorite dinner show experiences! If you plan to pick up your tickets at the box office before the show, then you should arrive no later than 40 minutes before show time to pick up your tickets. I prefer to get my tickets at my Disney Resort hotel Concierge Desk a few days before the event to avoid rushing the day of the event. Open seating begins 20 minutes before show time; however, it has been my experience that a line typically forms before that. Therefore, we usually arrive about 30 minutes before seating begins to allow us plenty of time to get through the line to find a table and get settled before the show starts. 

    I hope this helps with your planning, and you enjoy this great character dining experience. Please visit us again if you have any other questions as you plan your magical visit! 

    Happy Planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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