Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 14, 2012
    Wendy from KY 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.

    We are hoping to visit Walt Disney World in December but only if the free dining is extended. Must our vacation package be booked before we can make advanced dining reservations?

    Hi here Wendy and thanks for the question!  Dining reservations can be scarce during Free Dining Promotions so it's a great idea to plan ahead in anticipation of your vacation.

    Without a Disney World Resort vacation confirmation number you will still be able to book your dining reservations 180 days prior to the preferred date you wish to reserve.  The downfall to booking without a resort confirmation is that you'll have to reserve dining for each day of your vacation, one day at a time, as the preferred date hits the 180-day mark... unlike those with Disney Resort confirmation numbers who will be able to book reservations for their entire stay at the 180-day mark, all in one shot! 

    Advanced dining reservations can be made ONLINE or by calling in to Disney Dining at (407)WDW-DINE.

    **Please note, Disney is enforcing a new Dining Cancellation policy, so if you make reservations and don't end up booking your vacation, please remember to cancel your dining reservations to avoid being charged the "no-show" fees.

    Best Wishes,

    Amanda F.
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

Greetings from California! I am here to help make your visit to the Disney Parks as pixie-dusted as possible! As a regular to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, I am ready to put my coast-to-coast Disney Parks knowledge to work for YOU! Learn More About Amanda

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