• On Sep 24, 2020
    Daniel from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I know it's 60 days in advance but can someone tell me at what time of day should I stick to my phone or computer to grab one of those ADR? I want to beat the crowd. Oops, guilty as charged.Thanks.

    Hi, Daniel! We're so glad you stopped by planDisney with your question!

    Winnie the Pooh once famously said, "What could be more important than a little something to eat?" Don't get me wrong, I love riding attractions, but my family is all about the food when it comes to Disney. Some of our best trip memories revolve around a special meal. For that reason, I always highly recommend making Advance Dining Reservations, or "ADRs" as loyal Walt Disney World fans like to say. Previously, the magical day mark was 180 days, but these days it's now 60 days in advance of your check-in day, which I actually like better! Although the official time is 6:00 AM EST, I like to log into My Disney Experience by 5:45 AM, just to be safe (if you need to call, the phone lines open at 7:00 AM EST, and the number is (407) 939-3463). 

    One tip I like to mention is instead of booking your meals in chronological order, make them in order of difficulty. Some of the most coveted reservations are Be Our Guest Restaurant, California Grill, Cinderella's Royal Table, Oga's Cantina, and Toplino's Terrace Character Breakfast. If you plan on eating at any of these locations, books them first and then go and fill in the rest. You must also have valid admission and a Disney Park Pass at the location of your meal if you plan to eat in the theme parks.  

    Just last month, an exciting new feature was rolled out to the My Disney Experience app! Now guests can check wait times at restaurants throughout Walt Disney World Resort and add parties of seven guests or less to the waitlist without going inside and speaking to a cast member. The Disney Parks Blog and the Dining: Know Before You Go page on the Walt Disney World website are excellent resources for the most up to date dining information. 

    I hope your trip is deliciously fun, Daniel!

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Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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