Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Oct 22, 2009
    Ann from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I may be mistaken, but I thought I had read here that you could make dining reservations 180 plus 10 when you have a resort reservation. I spoke w/room reservations and she said no-just 180 days. Just don't want to miss out because of misinformation. thks

    The cast member at room reservations must have been misinformed. If you have a WDW resort confirmation number, you are eligible to take advantage of the 180 + 10 rule.

    Here's the scoop on the 180+10 rule:

    Guests staying at Disney-owned resorts can make the meal reservations for their entire trip (up to 10 days) on the first day of their 180 day window. So instead of having to call back multiple times, a Disney resort guest can call at the 180-day mark to make reservations for not only meals on the first day of their trip, but also for meals on the following nine days. In reality this means that Disney guests who are staying for 10 days can make the reservations for the last day of their trip 190 days in advance, rather than just 180. This gives them an advantage in their ability to get reservations for hard-to-come-by meals.

    This advantage really comes into play when trying for hard to get reservation like Cinderella's Royal Table, which is included in the 180+10 plan. Guest who are staying for longer trips so have less competition for getting reservations for the end of their stays.

    If you are making your dining reservations online, you can begin at 6:00 a.m. If you're making your dining reservations over the phone, the lines open at 7:00 a.m. at 407-WDW-DINE. Either method works 7 days a week.

    To use the 180 + 10 rule online, you must register on the WDW website and input your RESORT confirmation number into the system. To use the 180 + 10 rule over the phone, you'll need to have your RESORT confirmation number available to give the dining reservation specialist.

    Good luck!
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I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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