• On Oct 17, 2009
    Whitney from OH 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.

    Hey Doug! I've read conflicting answers on the panel? I am eligible for dining ressies on Oct. 27. Is it true that the online system "opens" at 6am and the phone lines at 7am or both at 7am? Worried about rush on 27th so wanna take full advantag


    The online system is a fairly new one. As such, I have noticed that some time issues have changed here and there as they, presumably, fine tuned the system.

    The word, however, is that the online reservation system opens at 6am. The phone lines typically open at 7am. Of course these are all East Coast US time zone times.

    What I have always done with the phone reservation system in the past was call a few days before I could "officially" book an Advanced Dining Reservation and ask them EXACTLY when and on what day I could call, based on my vacation arrival date and my resort.

    No reason why you would not want to try this out with the online system too, simply adjusting my days accordingly.

    I think you are right to assume that the 27th will be very busy, so I would suggest that you try the online first, so that when the phone system opens up, hopefully you will already have a few reservations already taken care of!

    Have a magical vacation!

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