Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 6, 2008
    Evie from NY 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.

    Hi Kim, I want to make dining reservations for my trip scheduled in June. How difficult will it be to get my first choices?

    This is a great question! I would recommend that you call soon and you should be very pleased.

    I recently made my June Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs). I was able to get almost all of my preferred dining times which was a pleasant surprise since I'm only 4 months out from our vacation.

    Note that most restaurants begin accepting reservations 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463).

    Chef Mickey’s and Donald’s Safari character meals had availability too. I wasn’t surprised that Cinderella’s Royal Table did not have availability for an early lunch but I was still able to make a later reservation. I also got a 5 p.m. reservation at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review  and the Grand Floridian’s Pirate Adventure (for my son) which I didn’t think would be possible. 

    For finer dining, I had no problem reserving the Hollywood Brown Derby.

    Interestingly, the Cast Member at first thought I was booking for a party of 3 and she said the first seating she had available at Chef Mickey’s was at 8:25 p.m. When I told her it was for a party of 4 (good thing we are bringing “Grandma“), she could book us at 5:05 p.m. That’s a huge difference!

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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