• On Mar 30, 2018
    Joseph from GA 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.

    Does disney open up more dining reservations times for people who didn’t know they were coming later then the 180 day window for reservations?

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question, Joseph!

    It is true, advanced dining reservations are available for most Walt Disney World restaurants 180 days in advance of travel.  If a particular restaurant is not showing availability for you, I definitely recommend that you check back often for openings.  Your best bet would be to try periodically for cancellations made by other guests.  This can be done by calling (407) WDW-DINE or online.  Don't get discouraged. I've been able to obtain previously unavailable dining reservations a day before we wanted to dine.  That brings up another point... If you haven't had any luck before you leave for your trip, continue to check for some extra pixie dust once you have arrived.  

    Magically yours in 2018,

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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