Couples at Citricos
  • On Oct 20, 2022
    Tracy from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We check into our Disney hotel on 12/21/2022. What date can I start making dining reservations?

    Hey there, Tracy, and welcome to planDisney! Thanks for stopping by the panel with your question! I’m glad to see that you know that food is the most important part of every vacation. Especially, Walt Disney World Vacations! After all, Disney Dining is a resort attraction all by itself. 

    Tracy, your Walt Disney World Vacation is just around the corner, and I’m sure you’re already getting excited! Your Advanced Dining reservation window opens 60 days before your resort arrival date. So with your arrival date of December 21, 2022, your dining reservation window will open on October 22, 2022, at “Mickey Time” (5:45 a.m. EST). Whew, that’s certainly one way to spend an early Saturday morning! But if you have to lose a little extra weekend sleep to book some delicious dining, remember that it’s just a small sacrifice for your Disney Vacation! And since you are staying in a Disney Resorts Collection hotel during your vacation, you can book reservations for your entire stay (up to 10-nights) when your reservation window opens. All your Disney Dining reservations can be booked online through your My Disney Experience Account. It’s always helpful to have a plan here, so I recommend asking around for suggestions and reviewing restaurant menus to determine your top choices. Since availability can fill quickly, I recommend going after your most desired reservations first! And if you do not get all of the reservations you want on the first try, I recommend periodically checking the dining availability to see if a spot has opened up just for your vacation party! 

    I hope this helps, Tracy! If you have more questions while planning your Disney Vacation, please 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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