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  • On Mar 19, 2022
    Maureen from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are DVC members when can we make dining reservations for a trip in October 2022? Are reservations made online?

    Hi there, Maureen! Welcome to planDisney and Welcome Home! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with your vacation planning question. I'm so excited to be chatting with a fellow Disney Vacation Club Member! 

    Maureen, don't you just LOVE being a Disney Vacation Club Member?! Knowing that my next magical adventure is always right around the corner and always having a trip to plan is priceless. One of my favorite parts of planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is planning which new and old favorite dining reservations to make. My Advanced Dining Reservation date is in a few days, and I have my must-do restaurant and dining experience list ready to go! Let's be honest - food is a big part of the fun at Walt Disney World Resort, so, let's make sure you are ready! 

    You can make your Walt Disney World Resort dining reservations 60 days before your arrival date. For example, if your arrival date is October 1, 2022, you can begin making your dining reservations on August 2, 2022. If you are staying in a DVC Resort or one of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, you will be able to book your dining reservations for the entire length of your stay, up to ten days, on that date. You can make most, if not all, of your reservations online on the My Disney Experience website or app beginning at approximately 5:45 a.m. EST. Just be aware that some of the newest dining experiences and dessert parties may not be able to be booked until 7 a.m. EST. If you have any trouble making your reservations online for whatever reason, you can call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. However, since the phone lines do not become available until 7 a.m. EST and you may have a wait, I'd suggest doing everything online if you are able.

    As a DVC Member, be sure to scroll the long list of Member perks and discounts on dining locations and more! Once you are seated at your must-do dining experience, make sure to tell your server about your DVC discount and have your ID and your new digital DVC Membership Card in your digital wallet. With your magical Membership, you can maximize your magic with savings! Magic at a discount?! What could be better than that?!

    Since the 50th Anniversary Celebration will still be in full swing during your vacation, I must recommend Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors & Fireworks at Disney's Contemporary Resort! This intimate dining event and cocktail party at California Grill is full of amazing cocktails, delicious food and fireworks, and looks FABULOUS! I can't wait to try this! Book this event and other Enchanting Extras 60 days before your arrival, Maureen!

    I hope this was helpful, Maureen, and I hope you have the most magical vacation, full of food and fun! Please stop by any time with any vacation planning or DVC questions.

    I hope to see ya real soon,

    Mandy
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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