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  • On Mar 21, 2023
    Kathryn from GA 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 are traveling from Atlanta, GA this summer to celebrate our daughter's birthday, and I am trying to determine when I can make reservations. When can we select park entry? Make dining reservations? Thank you.

    Hello, Kathryn!

    I'm so thrilled to welcome you to planDisney! How exciting to have a magical birthday to celebrate during your visit! Let's make sure you have everything you need to be the ultimate Fairy Godmother for your sweet princess.

    You can check the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar to see the status of park reservations. It looks like dates around your visit are just becoming available, so you should be able to reserve your park days very soon! I always recommend making those park reservations early, so you are definitely timing things well. You're on a roll!

    Dining reservations will be the next thing to book, and those typically open 60 days in advance at 6:00 AM EST. This is definitely a time to set an alarm and be ready to book right away! I like to tap the "Date" menu on the reservations page and look forward in the calendar to make sure I don't miss the morning that my dates open up. If you don't see reservations for the restaurant you're looking for at first, keep checking back! Sometimes they open up a little later than usual, even by a day or two. Even magic takes a little time! 

    If you're looking for a place to stay there are some great benefits for guests at the Disneyland Resort Hotels! My favorite perks are early park entry each day and preferred access to dining reservations. But my kids would tell you that the best part is the awesome swimming pools and riding the Disneyland Monorail into Disneyland Park!

    Do you have big plans to celebrate with your birthday girl? I'd love to share some of the favorite things my family does for special occasions!

    I know planning can feel a little overwhelming, Kathryn, so please let me know if you have more questions about resort activities, quick-service dining, Disney PhotoPass, or anything else! I will grab my magic wand and be back just as quickly as I can to help you.

    Keep moving forward!

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Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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