• On Nov 9, 2020
    Cyndi from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you need a park pass reservation linked to your MDE app to make a dining reservation at the parks? I’m am having so much trouble trying to make my ADR ‘s. Do the reservations open at 7:00am. Or 6:00am? Can I make my ADR for the length of stay?

    Welcome to planDisney, Cyndi! I'm so glad to be able to answer this question for you today about my favorite attraction at Walt Disney World Resort: the food! I think that eating my way around the Most Magical Place On Earth is the best way to spend a day, so I'm happy to walk you through making your advanced dining reservations.

    Cyndi, it's likely that you're having trouble making advanced dining reservations at the moment because they have not yet opened for the timeframe of your trip. As part of the phased reopening process, dining reservations now open up 60 days in advance instead of 180 days, so you'll be able to begin making your reservations at 6 a.m. Eastern Time on December 8th. If you're staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you'll be able to make reservations for the length of your trip that morning! If you're staying somewhere off-site, you can make your reservations 60 days in advance of each day of your trip, so if the first day of your trip opens up for booking on December 8th, you'll be able to book your second day on December 9th, and so on. If you're planning on eating a Table-Service meal inside a Theme Park you will need to have valid admission for that day as well as a Disney Park Pass reservation, so be sure to have both of those things ready on your booking day if you want to reserve one of those restaurants. Reservations are highly recommended for dining locations at Disney Springs and the Resort Hotels, but admission and a Disney Park Pass are not required to dine there, so those are great options on a day when you're not planning to visit a Theme Park!

    I hope this answers your questions, Cyndi, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help you plan your magical vacation. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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