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  • On Apr 16, 2009
    Sirenya from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How do I know what day is the 90 day mark to make reservations? Is it just 3 months- for September 14 would it be June 14? Or is it literally 90 day- count back 90 days from Sept 14?

    Your dining reservation call date is literally 90 days before you want the reservation (NOT three months before). Frankly, I've made gazillions of Dining Dining reservations over the last decade and I still have trouble figuring out what my call date is. (Do you count the call day? Do you count the dining day? I can never remember.)

    In many cases, getting your call day right can make all the difference in getting the reservations you want. That's why I get help with this. A month or so before my calling date, I always call Disney Dining at 407-WDW-DINE and ASK THEM WHAT MY CALL DATE IS. I just say, "I'll want to make a dining reservation for Date X, what is the first day that I can call for this?" The reservationist will be more than happy to look this up for you.

    If you don't feel like making a call, another alternative is at On the left side of this page, click on PS Calculator. (PS stands for Priority Seating -- the name Advance Dining Reservations used to go by.) The PS Calculator will tell you your call date.

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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