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  • On Sep 3, 2023
    Patricia from CA 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 and I will be the January 1-9 and want to make reservations at some of the park restaurants when we are there. When is the best time to make these reservations?

    Hi Patricia,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your Walt Disney World Resort question. You are as welcome as can be here, and I am happy to help!

    You must be thrilled to be ringing in the new year at The Most Magical Place on Earth! You are wise to consider which delectable dining reservations you plan to make since there are so many to choose from. 

    All Guests may begin making Disney Dining reservations 60 days before their desired dining date. If you are a Guest at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, you may begin making your reservations 60 days before your check-in date and up to 10 days. Some reservations open as early as 5:45 a.m. ET, and most open at 6:00 a.m. ET.

    My advice is to log in to your My Disney Experience account online or in the My Disney Experience app before 5:45 a.m. and then continue checking your desired locations until the booking window opens. Be sure to have your credit card information in your account to expedite the process since you will use a credit card to complete the reservation. 

    I hope you can secure the reservations you are hoping to get. Remember, if you aren’t able to find what you are looking for, keep checking since other Guests may cancel their reservations, or a restaurant can open up more tables. 

    While you're waiting for your booking window to open, you can learn more about the variety of dining and snack options available at Walt Disney World Resort with the Disney Parks Blog Foodie Guides. But I warn you, there is more to eat than your vacation time will allow, so be prepared to book another trip soon!

    Thanks, again, for bringing your question to planDisney. Please let us know if you have other questions or need any dining tips!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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