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  • On Jul 24, 2012
    Kristen from MA Asked

    What's the scoop on arriving early for ADRs? I have a breakfast and a dinner which are about a half hour later than I would prefer (still checking daily to change them if something opens up). If I check in early, are they likely to put us in the queue?

    Hi Kristen!!!

    I have been in the same boat regarding some of my Advance Dining Reservations.  

    First of all, it cannot hurt if you choose to arrive about 30 minutes early for an Advance Dining Reservation.  There is really no rhyme or reason to getting called earlier, on time, or even a little later.  I recently stayed at Disney's Polynesian Resort and had an ADR at 'Ohana.  I arrived about 30 minutes early since I was staying there.  I actually did get paged about 10 minutes before our actual reservation, so it can happen.  Other times, I have been 15-20 minutes early and got called to the stand 10-15 minutes later than my actual time.  A lot of it depends on the restaurant's ability to turn the tables and get them ready.  

    I hope this helps and that you have a magical day!!

    Scott
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Hi. My name is Scott and I am from North Georgia. I have been married for over 10 years and have 1 son. I am a middle school Assistant Principal. I am excited to be a Dad on the WDW Moms Panel and can't wait to help you in your Disney Vacation Planning! Learn More About Scott

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