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  • On Apr 7, 2020
    William from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are looking at a possible vacation in late October. We would like to make some restaurant reservations, but it looks like they may not be available. If we make a Disney hotel reservation, do we get better access to reservations?

    Hiya William!

    I am so excited to jump into your question thread! I’ve been reading some of my fellow panelists’ fantastic responses, and I hope I can be as helpful!

    So, Resorts are my jam! I can create a whole vacation entirely out of a Resort hotel stay, and there are incredible perks that come along with being a Guest. These include complimentary Disney’s Magical Express transportation to and from the airport, Extra Magic Hours, and EARly booking for FastPass+ selections. But, staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel does not give you preference for advanced dining reservations. Reservations are open to anyone 180 days before your desired date. I know you said late October, but if you wanted, today, you could make a reservation for Sunday, October 4th (thanks super smartphone!). Overall, it looks like just a few weeks before you can reserve all of the Character Dining and entertainment that you desire.

    Now, there IS one way that you can take advantage of being a Resort Hotel Guest in regards to reservations. If you book a Club Level Stay at one of our Resorts, you get the help of the fantastic Disney Signature Services. They are like the Fairy Godmothers of the Resort, and will help create a magical vacation, including make dining reservations, schedule tours, and make FastPass+ selections for you!

    William, if you have any other questions, you know where to find us!

    ChEARs!

    Rayna
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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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