dining with Minnie at Cape May
  • On Mar 26, 2019
    Scott from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    my 180 days for advanced reservations starts April 1st. Park calendars only go out to September 15, trip is september 28 to October 6, how am I suppose to make any plans not knowing park hours

    Hi Scott!

    Making Advanced Dining Reservations is just as important as securing FastPass+ reservations. They both are based on theme park hours. 

    What I would suggest doing is to go ahead and make your Advanced Dining Reservations. Once the theme park hours are set, you can then schedule your park days around those hours. If you're interested in dining at some of the more popular, hard-to-get dining locations, such as Be Our Guest and Cinderella's Royal Table, go ahead and secure those reservations. Then you can schedule your theme park time around your dining reservation. Also, many of the other dining locations will have openings as they are not as popular. So you can cancel your existing reservation and modify to a different day and time. 

    Scott, having those Advanced Dining Reservations secured is the best way to make sure that you have your top dining option. If you decide to wait until the theme park hours are updated, then the restaurants of your choice may or may not be available for a day or time that fits your schedule. 

    If you have more Disney planning questions, please stop by and visit with us again soon. We're always happy to help!

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