• On Jun 20, 2021
    Kari from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What is the exact time of day I can begin to make dining and experience reservations online? I'm being told midnight, then online it says 6am, and approximately 5:45. Hoping someone can help me here.

    Hello Kari! Answering questions about Disney Dining always gets me excited for some of my favorite meals from some of my favorite restaurants! The “grey stuff” at Be Our Guest Restaurant! So, so delicious! 

    Guests can begin making their Disney Dining reservations 60-days prior to their vacation arrival date! I always mark this important date on my calendar! On the morning of your 60-day mark, you can begin making reservations online as early as 5:45 AM EST for select restaurants with many more becoming available by 6:00 AM EST. I hit my 60-day mark earlier this month! For the first time, I actually found that using the My Disney Experience app was much easier than using the online website to make dining reservations.

    Kari, if you are trying to make reservations for some of the “high demand” restaurants (i.e. character dining) then you will definitely want to be ready at 5:45 AM! As an extra tip, have your credit card sitting next to you while making your reservations. A few restaurants require a card on file to make reservations. Also, you can make reservations over the telephone by calling (407)-WDW-DINE, however, the phone line doesn’t open until 7:00 AM and you might miss some highly sought-after reservations!

    I’ll be sending some pixie dust your way on the morning of your 60-day mark! I hope you get every reservation that you wish for!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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