• On Sep 20, 2019
    Charlene from IL 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.

    Getting close to the time I can make dining reservations! At what time does making reservations begin? Thanks!

    Hi Charlene!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It's wondEARful to see that my fellow panelists have been able to assist with past vacations to Walt Disney World Resort and on Disney Cruise Line! I'm hoping to do the same for your upcoming visit to The Happiest Place on Earth!

    In comparison to your past vacations, you'll find that things at Disneyland Resort are remarkably laid-back and you shouldn't find a huge difficulty in obtaining Dining Reservations. While I know for Walt Disney World Resort you have to be online the moment Dining Reservations become available, you shouldn't find it's nearly as difficult when visiting Mickey Mouse on the West Coast. Dining Reservations can be made up to 60 days prior either online, through the Disneyland Mobile App or by calling. To make a Dining Reservation over the phone, you'll want to give a friendly Cast Member a call at 714-781-DINE between the hours of 7 AM and 9 PM Pacific Time. To make a reservation online or using the Disneyland Mobile App, there is unfortunately not a hard set time that it becomes available. It will certainly be possible by the time the phone lines open, but it can sometimes be a little before or even in the wee hours leading up around 3 AM. I usually check when I wake up (as I'm in the central time zone) and if it's not quite ready I'll continue to check back. If you aren't seeing any availability please do not immediately think it's completely booked, it's likely just not posted quite yet. 

    I hope this is helpful in planning your next Disney vacation, please come back and see us again real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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