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  • On Jun 4, 2021
    Grace from NJ Asked

    Hi!! How far out can I book dining and FastPass reservations from our trip if we are staying on property?

    Hello there, Grace. I'm so glad you've stopped by planDisney with your questions. There's a lot that can go into planning a Walt Disney World vacation and I'm happy to see that you are eager to starting planning yours. 

    Currently, Guests are able to make advanced dining reservations 60 days prior to their check-in date. If you are checking in on February 7th next year, if my math is correct your day to make your dining reservations will be December 9th, 2021. Right now, Guests are able to make advanced dining reservations online starting at 6:00 a.m. Mickey Mouse's time and over the phone by calling 407-WDW-DINE starting at 7:00 a.m. When making your dining reservations, you are able to do so for the entire length of your trip up to 10 days. So depending on how long you are staying, you might have to call back another day to finish out the reservations for the rest of your trip. Grace, some of my most favorite places to eat right now are at Disney Springs. If you are looking for any dining recommendations, I highly suggest taking a look at The BOATHOUSE restaurant. It's my number one spot right now. I love that the restaurant is located on the lake at Disney Springs and it's the perfect place to watch the sun go down. If you like lobster, you've got to try the lobster roll served warm with butter. It's amazing. To top it off, their truffle fries are out of this world! Amazing! If you love down-home southern cooking, another great restaurant is Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'. I truly enjoy dining at this restaurant and often times Chef Art, himself, will be there greeting Guests and welcoming them to their table. Some of my menu favorites include the hushpuppies with pimento cheese, the okra fries and I can't forget to mention the fried chicken and doughnuts. 10 out of 10 recommend! 

    Grace, since the reopening of Walt Disney World last summer some things have still not yet returned to normal. One of those things is the FastPass+ program which remains temporarily suspended for the time being. I have not yet received word if or when the program will return to us. If the program does return before your vacation next year and looks the same as it did before, you'd be able to make those reservations also 60 days prior to your vacation. I, however, have a feeling that if it returns by then it won't look exactly like it did before. Keep an eye out over on the Disney Parks Blogs for announcements about returns and changes at Walt Disney World. 

    Grace, I hope this helps get your vacation planning right on track! If you have any other questions along the way, please come back and ask me. I'm happy to help. 

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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