• On Jul 23, 2016
    Collette from NC 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.

    Jan 2017: MUST see the Electrical Parade and eat at BoG. In order to make ADR for BoG, I need to "pre-pick" my day at MK, but I have no idea which days MSEP will be showing. How can I find out? What do I do? Same problem for HS and fireworks

    Good morning, Collette! The day that a Guest can begin making their Advance Dining Reservations is certainly an exciting day! Taking a look at my calendar, I see that today may be your big day! I can certainly understand your predicament because I have been in your shoes. Before making any delicious Advance Dining Reservations, my family always takes a look at the park schedules to help us determine our day-to-day itinerary.

    While I do see park hours listed for your travel dates, the full entertainment schedules do not seem quite complete. This does make it a tad difficult for you to plan your itinerary. I wish I had a definitive answer for you on scheduling. I wish we could stop by Magic Kingdom Park's Haunted Mansion and chat with Madame Leota for a better look at upcoming schedules!

    The last time I had to make a guess on a day to visit Magic Kingdom Park to enjoy the nighttime entertainment, I picked a weekend evening to visit that park. Looking over previous years' winter season park schedules when Main Street Electrical Parade was offered on select nights, it did seem to run each Friday and Saturday night. I am not saying this is a guaranteed way to plan, but it did end up working for us. Be Our Guest Restaurant does often fill as soon as its Advance Dining Reservation window opens 180 days in advance, so I can understand you may want to pick a reliable day to visit. As for Disney's Hollywood Studios, someone needs to find Obi-Wan Kenobi. He's our only hope right now!

    Collette, do check back periodically for updates to the park hours and schedules so you can finalize your plans. If you do end up needing to swap your Advance Dining Reservation for another day, don't worry. Guests change their plans all the time, especially in the final weeks and days leading up to their vacations. You may find exactly what you need! 

    Brandy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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