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  • On Jun 23, 2009
    Ellen 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.

    See that ADR is now online...can you give all the "need to know" info? Is it still better to call & speak with actual person? How hard is it to get choices if I'm calling/online 90 days out? Arriving 11/7 so I figure my call day is 8/9

    Hi Ellen - there are pros and cons to the new advance dining reservation online system.  The biggest benefit is that the online system resets its calendar at 6 am.  Therefore, you can actually make your reservations an hour earlier than you can on the phone system.

    However, I do find that it can be a bit cumbersome.  For example, you actually have to go to each dining location's page in order to access the reservation system.  That can take some extra time.  In addition, I find that the telephone representatives are generally faster than the online system, and can also offer a personal touch.

    If you are calling exactly 90 days out, I'd suggest that you try the online system first, until the telephone system opens at 7 am.  Try to obtain your most hard-to-get reservations first, such as Cinderella's Royal Table, Le Cellier, and Ohana.  Then, call at 7 am to get the rest of your reservations taken care of.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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