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  • On Aug 9, 2023
    Sharon from n ireland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have not booked a hotel in Disney this year. I want to check when I can book a restaurant as it looks as if you have to have a hotel reservation to book 60 days in advance. Any help greatly appreciated Sharon

    Hi Sharon, thanks for bringing your question to us here at planDisney. Disney dining forms a large part of our magical Walt Disney World adventures, so I understand you want to get your must-do experiences booked.  

    Advanced Dining Reservations are open for all Guests 60 days before your arrival. A handy feature in My Disney Experience, listed just under the Dining section of your 'Plans and Tickets,' tells you the exact date you can begin to book. Guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel can book dining reservations, starting 60 days out, for their entire trip (up to 10 days), whereas Guests staying offsite need to make Dining Reservations separately (or within a shorter than 60-day window). All Guests must have a valid ticket and Park Pass Reservation to dine inside the Theme Parks. 

    For example, let's say you would like to book Garden Grill Restaurant at EPCOT and the Hollywood Brown Derby at Hollywood Studios for the next day. Assuming you have a valid ticket and Park Pass Reservation, you can book Garden Grill  60 days before arrival and Brown Derby at 59 days out. Rest assured, all Guests are welcome to make dining reservations in advance, and I hope you manage to secure each delectable dining experience you fancy. 

    Sharon, all you need to do now is curate that dining list so you're poised to get the best table as soon as reservations open. Bon appetite! 

    Please pop back any time with any other Walt Disney World questions. Have a magical Disney day, Louise. 
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Meet the Panelist: Louise, United Kingdom

Welcome to planDisney! I'm happiest in perpetual planning mode for our next Walt Disney World trip - it's my chance to catch a bit of Disney magic in-between visits.

Walt Disney World provides the ultimate sense of escapism! I understand how much guests want to get out of their trip, especially when travelling internationally. Please let me help you prepare a 'practically perfect in every way' journey so you can be truly whisked away by Disney magic!

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