Mom and Dad planning vacation
  • On Apr 13, 2019
    Marisa from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How do I know when I can start booking act, dining reservations, etc

    chEARs Marisa!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. It sounds like you have a magical vacation on its way, so I am sure you are anxious to get all of your plans in place!

    The first booking window to open will be advance dining reservations, and you can book 180 days before your arrival! I go on My Disney Experience, enter party size and date and then stroll through what comes up. Two trips ago we ended up at Boatwright’s Dining Hall and had the most delicious Nashville Hot Chicken! I would suggest booking Character Dining and special dining events such as Fireworks Dessert Parties as soon as you are able. They are very popular and book up fast!

    Along with dining reservations, Enchanting Extras such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and The Pirates League can be booked 180 days in advance. When my daughter and her Scottish cousin decided they wanted to be magically transformed into Princesses, I called first thing on the 180-day mark, and then promptly hit confirm for lunch to follow at Cinderella’s Royal Table!

    If you are a Guest staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, you can book Fastpasses 60 days before your arrival. If you are staying off property, you can reserve 30 days prior. I highly recommend staying on property as you have not only early access to FastPass+ but also Extra Magic Hours where you and few other exclusive Guests can enjoy the Magic for longer!

    Marisa, if you have any other questions, please come back. In the meantime, enjoy planning for your great, big, beautiful tomorrow!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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