• On Apr 4, 2018
    Lawrence from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know there is a countdown for your days to go in MDE; however, is there a countdown for days to go till ordering fast passes and/or dining reservations? TIA

    Hi Lawrence,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The countdown is exciting. Our girls are old enough now to login to My Disney Experience and see how many days we have remaining until our trip!

    We use the countdown feature in My Disney Experience as a marker for making advanced dining reservations and Fast Pass+ selections. When we are at day 180 prior to our trip, I start making advanced dining reservations and at 60 days prior to our trip (precisely at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time - and I actually start checking at 6:45 a.m.), I make our Fast Pass+ selections. Just remember that your key important days are 180 and 60.

    We also do Online Check-In to expedite our check-in process at the resort. When we do, we always get a text message notification when our room is ready. After receiving that text message, I check a resort map to see the location of the room. If it is not in a location we would prefer, I call the number listed in the text message to request a room in a different location. Cast members have always been quite helpful in accommodating us because my husband has a mobility disability. 

    Lawrence, also consider planning ahead for other Enchanting Extras. We just made a reservation for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Magic Kingdom. Spaces fill quickly but we were lucky to get a time that fits with our plans!

    Happy Planning!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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