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  • On Oct 17, 2014
    Erika from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How far in advance do they put schedules out for the Extra Magic Park Hours? Also do I just count backwards for 180 days to make my reservations from our arrival date? Also is Bibbidi Boppidi Boutique reservation made at 180 days out? Visit 6/21/15 thanks

    Hi Erika,

    Disney typically releases Extra Magic Hour information six months in advance. You should expect to see information for June 2015 released in late December or early January. I will caution you that this information does occasionally change, even after it's released, so you should plan to re-confirm the hours about once a month in the months leading up to your trip. 

    The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique begins accepting reservations 180 days in advance, as do the table service restaurants in the parks. 

    I have to confess that I always have a difficult time figuring out exactly what 180 days in advance means. Do you could the arrival day? Do you count the call day? Arrrgh! Over the years, I've figured out two solutions to this problem. 

    First, you can always call Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE. Tell them your check-in date and they'll be happy to tell you what your 180 day mark it. 

    Second, there is an independent Disney fan website that has an online calculator for this. Cut/paste into your browser:  Using this tool, it's easy to figure out both the 180 mark for BBB and dining reservations and the 60 day mark for FastPass+ selections. (Several years ago, "Advance Dining Reservations" were called "Priority Seating," thus the "PS" in the site's name "PScalculator.")

    Please let us know if you have additional questions. We're happy to help. 
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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