• On Jun 25, 2017
    Elizabeth from KY 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.

    I have booked a vacation to stay at a disney resort at WDW beginning January 20, 2018. When can I begin making dining reservations?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Elizabeth! 

    Congratulations on booking your vacation to Walt Disney World® Resort. I hope you are excited to begin planning your magical journey. You've come to the right place to get the answers you need. 

    With an arrival date of January 18, 2018, you may being securing your Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days prior to check-in, which is July 22, 2017. You may book online beginning at 6:00am, or by phone at (407) WDW-DINE at 7:00am. Mark your calendar! 

    The best part, if you're a Walt Disney World® Resort hotel guest, you will be able to make all your dining reservations, for up to ten days, at one time. No need to login in each day for that day's desired reservation. 

    Here are a few additional tasty tips to help you:

    • Secure high-demand dining locations first, even if you have to go out of order of your vacation dates. Restaurants like Cinderella's Royal Table, Chef Mickey's, and 'Ohana book fast! 

    • Choose earlier than normal lunch (11:00am) and dinner (5:00pm) times. Early dining reservations mean getting to experience attractions or shows during times when most guests are choosing to enjoy their meals.

    • Download the My Disney Experience App for your smartphone. It's free and will allow you to change and cancel plans on-the-go once you have arrived. 

    I hope this is helpful, Elizabeth! I'd also love to hear from you again, so please let me know if you should have any additional questions planning your vacation. I am here to help! 

    Happy Planning,


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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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