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  • On Oct 22, 2022
    Samantha from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I make a dinning reservation in the theme park, without a ticket/park reservation? I am waiting for the military salute to buy tickets, but it is not available yet. Can I still get reservations (ever dinning packages like Fantasmic) beforehand?

    Hiya, Samantha! Welcome to planDisney.

    I'm so excited to hear that you're making plans to visit Walt Disney World Resort in January! I can't think of a better way to ring in the new year that at The Most Magical Place on Earth. The best part is that you'll still be able to experience everything that The World's Most Magical Celebration has to offer, including the Beacons of Magic that light up in the night in spectacular ways! But first, let's talk about your trip – especially dining!

    Samantha, this is a great question. Guests can make advance dining reservations 60 days in advance, even without a vacation package reservation. So the answer is yes, you will be able to make dining reservations 60 days before each day of your trip. However, Guests who are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can make advance reservations 60 days prior to their check-in date for the length of their trip (up to 10 days). Because of this, Guests who have a current reservation at a Disney Resort hotel can often select dining reservations further in advance, giving them a bit of an advantage. 

    Like you, I'm waiting to hear more details about Disney Military Salute Tickets for 2023. Until then, I have a few next steps you can take! I would recommend that you make a room-only reservation for your desired Disney Resorts Collection hotel while you wait for more information about next year's Disney Military Salute Tickets. This way, you'll be able to make your advance dining reservations for the length of your trip! If and when the Special Offers for Eligible Service Members are released for 2023, you will be able to purchase your Disney Military Salute tickets and ask a Cast Member if the military discount on select rooms can be applied to your Disney Resort hotel reservation!

    Once you purchase your tickets, be sure that you link them to your My Disney Experience account and make your theme park reservations using the Disney Park Pass system. And if you have any other questions, please visit us again!

    You've got a friend in me,
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Hello from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, also known as Pittsburgh! My husband and I live in a little town that we affectionately call Main Street, U.S.A. where we often find ourselves seeking out ice cream, finding new adventures, and having lightsaber battles in our backyard. While we love to travel to galaxies far, far away, we consider Walt Disney World Resort our second home and I can't wait to help you add even more magic to your Disney vacations! Learn More About Michelle

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