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  • On Nov 21, 2022
    Elisa from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m still confused about ADR. If my stay is more than 10 days, when can I make my ADR? I know for the first 10 days I can book 60 days b4 arrival but how about days 11+? Is it day 59 b4 check-in for 10days up to day 11 then 58 days before for day 12, etc?

    Hi Elisa, welcome back to planDisney!

    I appreciate you digging a little deeper for the important answers you seek about making advance reservations for dining at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney dining is one of my absolute favorite topics, especially if we're talking about the Stack Burger at Steakhouse 71 in Disney's Contemporary Resort or the milkshakes at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios. The early bird gets the greatest reservation availability, so let's get into the Disney dining details.

    As Bryanna shared with you, Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can make advance reservations for dining online 60 days in advance for their entire length of stay (up to 10 days). Generally speaking, reservations for vacation days 11+ can be made exactly 60 days in advance: 60 days in advance for day 11, 60 days in advance for day 12, etc. You're in a different situation; however, because you're getting a double dose of magic with a split stay at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel.

    I'm pleased as Pluto to share that Guests staying at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel can also book for their entire length of stay (up to 10 days) 60 days before check-in. There are conflicting reports about this online, but I can confirm it's true having recently stayed at the Walt Disney World Resort Dolphin Hotel. If I understand your situation correctly, this means you can make advance dining reservations for your three days at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge 60 days before that check-in date and reservations for your eight days at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel 60 days before your second check-in date. I recommend trying for the most popular dining experiences such as character dining towards the end of your eight-night stay. For reference, a new set of reservations typically goes live between 5:45 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. EST on your Disney dining days.

    My panelist pal Lisa recently shared some top tips about dining options in and near the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel, which I found helpful when planning my own vacation. If there are any other questions I can answer, please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly. 

    Choose magic,
    Jennifer


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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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