• On Feb 28, 2017
    Tricia 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.

    Hello! We will be visiting 8/12 - 8/17/17 with a group of 14. I have been busy making ADR, but I would like to coordinate what park we will be in on each night. We would love to catch Star Wars show. Since dates are not released, how should I plan meals?

    Hi Tricia,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Hearing that you have been busy making Advanced Dining Reservations makes me happy!

    You might be relieved to know that you are not the only one with this kind of dilemma! We faced a similar issue last year when making advanced dining reservations for Animal Kingdom before the times for the Jungle Book: Alive With Magic show were released. 

    When I checked times for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show, I was able to check through the end of April. The show is scheduled nightly at the moment and is generally listed as starting at 9:00 p.m. in April. Since you are going in August, I suggest you make your dining reservations no later than 6:00 p.m. at a restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios on the night you want to see the show. Given the size of your party, I also suggest that you arrive to the dining venue at least 15 minutes prior to the reservation time. Be advised that my estimate assumes it will take you about two hours to dine! Remember that shows and experiences can change so check again as your trip dates get closer.

    If you need to save time while dining, I have always found it helpful to have our family review the menus before we arrive at the restaurant. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, 50's Primetime Café is one of our favorite restaurants. The Dinner Menu includes my favorite - Aunt Liz's Golden Fried Chicken!

    May the Force be with you as you plan!


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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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