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  • On Sep 21, 2020
    Michael from MD Asked

    Is there a plan to increase the ability to make advance reservations? That is, do you expect it will increase soon? I cannot imagine people want to plan trips without having dining reservations. It was 180 days, which made it easy to plan trips.

    Hi there Michael, and welcome back to planDisney! It's great to talk to a fellow Marylander here. 

    I see you're looking forward to a spring vacation in Walt Disney World. April is one of my favorite months of the year in Florida. While we are still experiencing the last of Elsa's frosty touches up north, the weather in Orlando is Olaf-approved and perfect for swimming and visiting the theme parks. 

    While some aspects of planning a Disney vacation are a little bit different right now, I can assure you that your trip will still be just as magical. My family and I enjoyed an end-of-summer getaway to the Most Magical Place on Earth this past August. I was nervous about a trip without FastPass+, but we ended up loving the freedom of spontaneously experiencing attractions and walking around the theme parks without as much crisscrossing and backtracking.  Currently, there is no set date to extend the Advanced Dining Reservation window, but I recommend following the Disney Parks Blog and the Dining: Know Before You Go information page for updates in case of changes before your 60-day window opens.

    Meanwhile, in addition to reserving your favorite meals two months out from your check-in date, have you heard about Mobile Dine Walk-Up Availability? This new feature on the My Disney Experience app allows you to add your party to the walk-up list at select table-service restaurants at Walt Disney World. I love the idea of planning our dining on-the-go, and I look forward to trying this out on my upcoming visit. 

    Michael, I wish you the best as you continue to plan your April vacation, and if there is anything else we can help with as your stay approaches please come back and see us again. 

    Have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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