Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jun 22, 2011
    Janine from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I got the Deluxe Dining Plan and would like to get some tips on the reservations. Should I book my restaurants around the parks I'll be in or book my park trips around the restaurants I want to eat at. Any Tips?

    Hi Janine,

    Here's what I typically do as I'm mapping out my itinerary for my family's trips to Walt Disney World:

    1.  Look at the theme park calendars to see which theme park offer Extra Magic Hours on the dates of my vacation.  This helps me choose which theme park I'll be in on each day of my trip.

    2.  Choose restaurants within each theme park for the days I've determined I'll be visiting.  Select a few additional restaurants to use as a back-up plan in case my favorites are not available.  (It's fun to find new favorites!)

    3.  Call (407) WDW-DINE to make my advance dining reservations 180 days before my arrival.

    In summary, I'd choose my theme park days first and then build my dining reservations around that schedule.  There are so many wonderful restaurants at Walt Disney World that I'm sure you can find great places to dine in each of the Disney theme parks. 

    Let us know if you need any additional help as you make your vacation plans.

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Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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