• On Jul 23, 2018
    Cristina from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When do online dining reservations start? I've read 180 days to 180 plus 10 if you;re staying at a resort. I've heard 6 a.m. EST and 7 a.m EST... What is accurate?

    Hiya, Christina! 

    My family looks forward to our Walt Disney World vacations for many reasons, but as my kids have grown and changed through the years, it's even more fun now to see which Disney dining experiences they choose. It can also be a challenge making sure I get online or on the phone to snag each meal that is most important to each kid. 

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, your window to make dining reservations opens up 180 days prior to your check-in day. As a resort guest, you can make reservations for up to 10 days of your vacation - that's where the 180 +10 comes from.

    You can access online dining reservations beginning at 6:00 AM at your 180 day mark. If you prefer to make your reservations via telephone, that can be done starting at 7:00 AM. You can call 407-939-3463 to make those reservations. I find it's a bit faster to do it online for most reservations.

    I hope this makes your planning go a whole lot more smoothly!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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