• On May 27, 2017
    Larry from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How far in advance can you make your dining reservations we are staying on ground

    Hello, Larry,

    Thank you for sending your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I'm so happy to hear you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World! To begin making dining reservations, they can be made when you are 180 days out.  I often use the independent website pscalculator.net to help me know the exact date.

    If you are staying at a Disney-owned resort, you may make 10 days worth of reservations at this time.  I'd encourage you to start with the restaurants you want reservations at the most rather than looking chronologically.  Reservations can be made online starting at 6:00 AM Eastern Standard/Daylight Time or by phone (407-WDW-DINE) at 7:00 AM Eastern Standard/Daylight Time.

    If you aren't staying at a Disney-owned resort, you'll need to make your reservations one day at a time when you are 180 days out for each individual date. If we can help with any further questions, please let us know.  We are happy to help.

    Wishing you a magical trip!  -Kara

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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