Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 23, 2010
    Amy from CT 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.

    Hi again! I will be booking my girl's trip very soon for Apr29-May4. (still hoping they will have a special offer for later spring) Will the 180 day to book my reservations be Oct 31? Any suggestions when booking for CRT and Chef Mickeys? Thanks again!

    Hi Amy! It's so great to hear from you again! Keep an eye on the Special Offers page of the Disney website, and maybe the discounted resort rate offer you're hoping for will appear in a few months. The Free Dining offer has been extended for selected dates through next summer -- it's not available for your trip dates, but you can book it for early March and late May if those spring dates work for your schedule.

    For your April 29th trip, you're right you can begin making your dining reservations 180 days in advance, which would be on October 31. If you've made your resort reservation by that date, you'll be able to make dining reservations for your entire trip on October 31.

    The earlier you book, the better chance you have of getting the days and times you desire. If you're an early riser, visit and make your reservations online first thing in the morning.  If you're flexible about your dining times, I don't think you'll have any problem reserving Cinderella's Royal Table or Chef Mickey's. Now that the princesses appear at lunch and dinner, in addition to breakfast, scoring a table at Cinderella's Royal Table isn't as hard as it used to be. I often visit Disney in late April and early May, and I've always been able to make a breakfast reservation at Chef Mickey's even at the last minute. If you can't get a table at a restaurant, the key is persistence -- keep checking, even the night before your desired dining time, and you'll usually find an opening due to another guest cancelling. (The two restaurants I seem to have the most difficulty getting in are Le Cellier and 'Ohana -- book those first if you're interested in them!) 

    Sending you pixie dust that you'll get the reservations you want! You and your little daughter are going to have a grand time! 
thumbnail image for Amanda

Meet the Panelist: Amanda, North Carolina

I'm a busy mom of two from North Carolina who loves to find ways to stretch a Disney Dollar so that I can enjoy the luxury of Disney's deluxe resorts and fine dining. Learn More About Amanda

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.