• On Sep 23, 2021
    Douglass from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I know I can only make dining reservations 60 days out. How is that caculated. My reservations are for Nov 24th. Is Sept 24th 60 days ore is it Sept. 25. Also what time can I try to make the reservation.

    Hello, Douglass and welcome to planDisney!

    Dining around the Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite discussion topics and I'm happier than Chef Remy in the kitchen to aide in your planning. First, to make Advanced Dining Reservations, the 60 days is calculated as actual number of days regardless of the change in months, so your 60 day window would have opened up at 5:45 AM on September 25th. Since that date has passed, I do hope you were able to secure some delicious options!

    Douglass, since you'll be visiting over the Thanksgiving holiday I know sometimes popular restaurants are quickly unavailable. If you find yourself in this predicament, my best advice is to keep checking as frequently as you can. While there is no guarantee, guests' plans to change and sometimes you're able to find a last-minute reservation. Douglass, I wasn't able to book a table at the new Space 220 restaurant for my upcoming trip, but I'm still taking a minute to scan for availability in the hopes that something will pop up!

    I'll also encourage you to extend your options beyond the parks to neighboring and convenient resorts. For example, from Magic Kingdom Park, Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa both offer quick access by the monorail or a walking path. If a mid-day break might be needed, you can coincide down time with a late lunch reservation at one of these properties and then head back into the park after your meal. While you do have an added travel time, on a busy day this can be a good option.

    Douglass, I'll be wishing on a star that you have all of the reservations your heart desires and any additional ones show up soon. If you have any other questions please come on back to planDisney.

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Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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