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  • On Nov 4, 2013
    Randy from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Arriving on a Monday for 6 night stay. Realize a lot of dining reservations will be taken by people arriving on Friday before us. Any tips on how to get what we want? Better to go online first thing or call the day of 180 out? We always get deluxe dining.

    Hi, Randy!  You can be online at 6 AM on the day your 180 day window opens up.  I always recommend what I do myself.  I am online and ready to go with the most important reservations first.  Be Our Guest, 'Ohana, Chef Mickey's are all things my family enjoys and are almost must do dining locations for each trip.  I try to book them right at that 6 AM opening time.  

    If there are things I can't secure online, I am already dialed in when the phone lines open at 7 AM.  You want to make sure you have a good schedule already laid out before you call, so you know which reservations you might still be missing on your list of priorities.

    Don't despair about not being able to get the restaurants you want!  I can tell you from experience that persistence can be your friend.  I've lucked into last minute reservations at some of our favorite restaurants by checking online every day leading up to our vacation.

    I will keep my fingers crossed that you are able to secure all of the dining experiences that you want!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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