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  • On Jun 22, 2022
    Tonya from AL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I book at the Dolphin, will I be able to make dinning reservations at the 60 day mark for the entire trip? And if not, would it be a bigger benefit to get extra late hrs or would it make it impossible to snag good reservations? Dec 17-23.

    Hey there, Tonya, and welcome to planDisney! It’s always a pleasure to help out a fellow Alabamian Disney fan! Hopefully, I can help you get one step closer to your Walt Disney World Vacation! And since Disney Dining is my thing, I’m positive we can figure this out together! 

    Tonya, I have some fantastic news for your vacation: Guests staying in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotel get to make dining reservations for their entire stay (up to 10 days) when their dining reservation window opens. With your planned arrival date of December 17, 2022, your dining window will open at Mickey Time (5:45 a.m. EST) on October 18, and you will have access to book reservations for your entire vacation. I know that dining reservation availability can fill up fast, so if you don’t secure your desired restaurant reservations, I recommend checking back periodically. In my experience, reservation availability has opened up for many of my desired restaurants the week of my planned arrival date. 

    Staying in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotel will also give you access to the Extended Evening Theme Park hours. So it sounds like you get to have the best of both worlds! That’s the beauty of a Walt Disney World vacation, you can have it all! 

    I hope this helps, Tonya! If you have more questions while planning your vacation, stop back by and let me know

    You’ve got a friend in me, 

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Meet the Panelist: Phillip, Alabama

Hi there! I’m Phillip from Alabama and you can consider me your skipper. I love helping families navigate the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney planning is like a trip through a jungle - there may be twists and turns but with a little patience and pixie dust I’m here to help you have the most magical time! Learn More About Phillip

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