EPCOT Disney 100; new lights; stars; ball
  • On Feb 10, 2024
    Carey from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are able to start making dinner reservations on 2/13/1\24. How early in the morning well can I start making them on the 13th?

    BRIIINNNGGG! That's the sound of your magical alarm clock waking you up so you can secure some fabulous dining reservations for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit. Carey, I know that sound isn't always the most pleasant, but in this case, I love to hear it because I know fun is in store. Let's look at some strategies for booking your dining that are worth waking up for.

    Guests can typically begin booking their dining choices around 6:00 AM on the 60th day before arrival. My first tip is to be sure you've calculated correctly by checking the dining calendar a couple of days before so you can count ahead and see the exact date your window will open. Those pesky leap years can throw me off! But at a glance, you should be able to make your picks on February 13 for an April 13 arrival. Yay!

    My panelist pal Jennifer recently tested out a theory to see if the window might open a little before 6:00 AM, but on the days she tried, her booking opened promptly at 6:00. I do know friends who still like to get up, log on, and have their coffee mug full of steaming liquid energy. They start refreshing the dining page at about 5:45 AM and occasionally get a little pixie dust and start booking early. 

    If you're a guest of a Disney Resort Hotel, you can make dining reservations for the length of your stay up to ten days. That's a great perk, especially for those hard-to-book dining experiences. My strategy is to book times for popular restaurants such as Space 220 Restaurant at EPCOT first and for a date later in my stay. I feel availability is better the further out I look, so that's a trick you can try. 

    Carey, I hope your upcoming visit is full of fun and food and not too "alarming!" Please come back by planDisney with any other questions. I'd love to help make your vacation practically perfect!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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