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  • On Sep 29, 2019
    Rebecca from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have made a deposit on a Disney world vacation Can I make reservations for dining and special events? Thanks

    Hi, Rebecca!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so happy to hEAR that you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation!  Now that you have booked your trip, it would be my pleasure to walk you through the next steps you should take to get ready for your visit.

    If you wish to experience any table-service restaurants during your vacation, I would highly recommend making reservations.  Dining reservations can be made starting 180 days before you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort.  Based on the arrival date that you listed in your question, it looks like you are already within that time frame, so you can go ahead and begin making your reservations.  Dining reservations can be made online or using the My Disney Experience mobile app.  You may also call to have a Cast Member assist you with booking your dining reservations.

    As far as special events go, since you will be visiting during the holiday season, you will have a lot to choose from.  Various special events book at different times, so if there is a specific event you are interested in, check the Walt Disney World website to see if it is available.  I would definitely recommend attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and tickets for this holiday celebration are already on sale.

    As you prepare for your vacation, you'll also want to make your FastPass+ selections.  FastPass+ lets you experience many popular attractions with very little wait time.  If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you may make your FastPass+ selections 60 days prior to your arrival.  Guests staying elsewhere can reserve FastPass+ 30 days in advance.

    If you have additional questions about specific restaurants or events, or any other aspect of your vacation, please visit us again.  Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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