• On Sep 23, 2019
    Lynda from NH 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.

    Is there a window of time for your dining reservations in case you cannot get there exactly on time?

    Hello there, Lynda! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and allowing us to help you plan your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort!

    There's nothing quite as stressful as running late for a dining reservation! As a perpetual planner, I like to be early for any plans I have and, at worst, on time. During the times in which I am running late to an advanced dining reservation at Walt Disney World Resort, I always try my best to remind myself that I am on vacation and my primary goal is to relax! 

    With that being said, I have definitively run late for my own reservations on more than one occasion! In my experience, dining locations will generally hold onto your table for approximately 15 minutes after your selected dining reservation time. Keep in mind, though, this is never guaranteed and is completely up to the dining location!

    If I know that I am going to be late for my dining reservation, I try my best to hop onto the My Disney Experience app and check for alternative times! Sometimes, you can make a last-minute change to your reservation and score a later dining reservation time. 

    I hope this information will assist you in planning your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort! Please let us know if we can assist you with planning any other part of your vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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