Mom And Son On Run
  • On Sep 1, 2012
    Christie from TN 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.

    Tks for responding. More ?s: 12/23 5:20 ADR @ Rose/Crown. If park closes, can we get in for ADR? CP @8:15. Can we view Illuminations from theater after show? 12/20 ADR @ Tony's @ 6:50. Can we view 8:15 parade from terrace? Will dinner take that long?This!!

    Hi Christie!

    Thank you for sending me these questions directly.  I really appreciate it!

    A park closes due to capacity in various stages.  First it will close the park to off duty Disney Cast Members; a middle stage is closing the parking lots to a park; the final stage is not allowing any guests, including guests staying in a Disney owned and operated hotel, to enter.  If the park is in the final stage and truly closes due to capacity then you will not be allowed in even if you have an Advance Dining Reservation.  You will have to wait until it reopens.

    You will definitely have time and be able to view Illuminations after the Candlelight Processional.  It will end in time for all guests to find a spot to watch the nighttime spectacular.  Both are absolutely fabulous!

    With an Advance Dining Reservation for Tony's in the Magic Kingdom at 6:50, you have a good chance of being able to watch the parade while dining.  When you arrive at the restaurant, you need to inform the Disney Cast Member at the check-in podium that you would like to wait for a table that allows you to watch the parade.  Usually they will allow you to wait, but just know that it can be a very long wait.  If the restaurant is extremely busy, which it might be given the time of year when you are going, then you might be told you can't wait.  However, that's not the normal case.

    I hope these answers help!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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