• On Jul 25, 2018
    Alberto from Alajuela Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How long in advance is the schedule of park hours announced? We like to plan our dining reservations accordingly, and to book early (around the 180 day limit), but the schedule for park hours does not seem to be ready for that.

    Hi Alberto,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You're exactly right that the calendar doesn't show park hours until 180 days in advance, which can make planning dining reservations for your entire stay a bit of a guessing game. I'm happy to share with you a little trick, though, so that you can see park hours, Extra Magic Hours, and even parade and fireworks times 190 days in advance. This should help you put together the perfect itinerary for your trip before you make your dining reservations when your 180-day window opens.

    All you'll need to do is log in to your My Disney Experience account and click on "View Itinerary." Over on the left-hand side of the page, choose "Add Plans," then "Add Parks & Places." From there, when you change the date of the top of the page, you'll automagically be able to see all the information you'll need to plan your itinerary 190 days in advance! Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!

    For the most availability, you may begin booking your dining reservations online as early as 5:45 a.m. Eastern time or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 as early as 7:00 a.m. Eastern time 180 days in advance. If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you'll have the added benefit of being able to make reservations for the entire length of your trip, up to 10 days, at that 180-day point.

    I hope this helps, Alberto, and I'm sending some pixie dust that you'll be able to find the perfect dining reservations for your trip. Please come visit us again, and have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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