• On Feb 15, 2018
    Kinner 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.

    I was looking for some advice...I am due to travel to WDW with 2 other families (6 adults and 6 kids ages ranging from 5 to 9). I understand that my dining reservation opens this Saturday but am so confused with all options and how i should plan the 7 days

    Hello Kinner,
    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for coming to me for some general advice about making Advanced Dining Reservations for your upcoming summer trip to the magic of Walt Disney World Resort! 
    I truly love large family and friend gatherings at Disney because they really do have The Power of Magic to bring everyone together to enjoy an unbelievable time filled with unforgettable memories which are sure to last you all an entire lifetime. 
    Guests may make Advanced Dining Reservations up to 180 days in advance of arrival and Guests staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel also have the wonderful perk of being able to arrange dining for up to a further 10 days into their trip.  For me, forward planning is the key to creating a Disney visit which is practically perfect in every way and to help you try and gain the most from your valuable family time here just for you are my top tips -
    - Prior to making any Advanced Dining Reservations discuss with your family and make a list of where they'd most like to dine - ie; would they prefer Table Service, Buffet of Family Style dining or even Dinner Shows or Character meals.
    - Also think about what time of day you'd like to dine and how much time you all want to dedicate to dining - ie; would you prefer to eat more at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    - Then take time to research all the many dining options via Walt Disney World Restaurants & Reservations
    - Before finally deciding and making those all important reservations via My Disney Experience
    Have a great Disney day.
    ~ Jane
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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