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  • On Sep 28, 2017
    Amy from TX Asked

    I made ADR for 8:15 in MK for Dec 23 based on park opening at 9:00. I read that it will likely will open earlier since it's high crowd, but some say hours won't change. Can hours change last minute? I want to plan my meals around opening.

    Dear Amy,

    Thanks for stopping by to visit us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning your Advanced Dining Reservations! As you may have guessed, I am also a planner and I like to know exactly what's happening in order to maximize my time at the most magical place on earth!

    So, that being said, park hours are indeed subject to change due to any number of reasons, so the best that you can do is to plan around the posted hours! If the hours do change as you get closer to a date, you can attempt to adjust your reservation accordingly. However, with that being a very busy time of year at the Walt Disney World Resort, the fact that you got a great time for an Advanced Dining Reservation is terrific and I would be excited for that if I was you!

    You can keep an eye on changing park hours, and if there are any openings for Advanced Dining Reservations at your desired location as well. Sometimes things open up in the few days preceding your desired date as people decide that they need to cancel or adjust their plans! 

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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