Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Oct 7, 2015
    Rebecca from IL 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.

    When it is 180 days prior to your trip and you can start making reservations, is it as of midnight that day that you can make reservations, or what time? In your experience, what is the easiest way to make reservations, online, phone?

    Hi Rebecca!

    I love making Advance Dining Reservations, or ADRs. Mostly because it's just another step in planning our magical vacation, but also because dining at Disney is one of my favorite parts of any vacation.

    Online reservations open up at 6:00am ET, while the phone lines for reservations opens at 7:00am ET. As far as the easiest way, I like online, but if there is reservation I am not able to secure through the online system, I call once the phone lines are open.

    Have a great time planning the rest of your vacation, Rebecca. If there is anything else I may assist you with, or any dining recommendations I can offer, please let me know.

    Magical Wishes,


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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