Roundup Rodeo BBQ Entrance; Hollywood Studios
  • On Feb 10, 2024
    Linda from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family will be arriving on April 13th. My countdown days say 62 days until arrival . When can I start making dinning reservations ?

    Let's talk food, Linda! Here at planDisney, that's one of our favorite topics. Walt Disney World Resort does many things well, but the dining options are positively magical. Booking my favorite meals is my top priority, so let's look at some strategies so you can feast like royalty on your April visit.

    The booking window for dining experiences opens 60 days before your arrival, so as Tiana says, "You're almost there!" Although factors like leap year can come into play, you should be able to start making your dining choices on March 13. You can begin scheduling those delectable experiences around 6:00 AM EST, but my tip is to get up a bit earlier, grab some hot coffee in your favorite Mickey Mouse mug, and start trying at 5:45 AM. I know that's early, but if you're hoping to snag a popular meal, such as Cinderella's Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park, the early Orange Bird really does get the worm. 

    If you're staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you'll have the considerable advantage of being able to book dining for the length of your stay for up to 10 days. This can give you a jump on some of those hard-to-book spots, so my tip is to try for those must-do restaurants first, but schedule them for later in your visit. If you're not staying at a participating resort, you can make reservations one day at a time. 

    I like to book dining in my mobile app by tapping the plus sign at the bottom of the screen and selecting "Check Dining Availability." You'll choose your party size, date, and preferred time to see a list of all restaurants with openings. I usually filter by location to narrow down my options.

    My family's favorite new spot is Roundup Rodeo BBQ at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This country-style grub is served family style, and we recently tried the plant-based option. It was so yummy we were saying, "Yee-haw! Bring us some more!" Just be ready for any visits from Andy because all the toys must act accordingly. And by toys, I mean YOU, Linda!

    Linda, I hope your early-morning adventure in dining reservations is exciting and successful. It's one of my favorite steps in planning my Disney vacations. Please stop by planDisney anytime. I'll have some beans and cornbread waiting, partner!

    Magic awaits,
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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