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  • On Oct 16, 2008
    Meredith from VA 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.

    Can Disney resort guests still make reservations 10 days prior to the 180 day window, so 190 days? I thought this was a perk of staying at a Disney resort but wasn't sure if that held true with the ADR system being upgraded. Thanks! The panel is great.

    This is one of the policies that causes a lot of confusion among guests getting ready to make their Advance Dining Reservations.

    Actually, the 180 day plus 10 policy, allows a WDW resort guest with a confirmed reservation to make up to 10 days of reservations in one phone call.

    Staying at a Disney-owned resort will give you a little more leeway with making your Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs). This also applies to Disney Vacation Club resorts. First, you will be asked for your resort confirmation number or your phone number so that the Cast Member can verify your reservation.

    You will need to wait until you are 180 days in advance from your day of arrival. Then, you can place a call to 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463) and make up to 10 days of reservations for your entire vacation.

    For example, when you place the call, you can also make an ADR for your day 2 of vacation which will be 181 days out from your Check In date. You will have the privilege of making reservations up to your 10th vacation day. Always count Day 1 as your Check In date.

    There is an exception. Unfortunately you will need to call Disney Dining on exactly 180 days in advance for an ADR at Cinderella’s Royal Table.  This restaurant is in high demand and does not follow the 180 days plus10 rule for Walt Disney World resort guests.

    Non-Disney owned properties such as Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin, Downtown Disney and off-site hotels will have to place calls to Disney Dining each day at the 180-day mark. For example, a 10-day vacation would require 10 days of phone calls to obtain dining reservations at popular restaurants.

    I hope this clarifies the 180 plus 10 dining reservation benefit given to WDW resort guests. This advantage saves money, time and helps secure seating at coveted restaurants. When I made my ADRs for January, I enjoyed only having to make 1 phone call!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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