• On Aug 26, 2010
    Andrew from NY 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.

    Planning ahead to be at Disney for Christmas of 2011. How far in advance can we make our dining reservations? Also, what are some great places to eat at for the holidays?

    Hi, Andrew!  I love a guy that plans ahead!  

    At the moment, advanced dining reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance.  If you are a Walt Disney World resort guest, you can make your reservations for up to 10 days on that first day that you call, which basically means that you can call at 180 days in advance of your date of arrival, and make reservations for up to 10 days of your vacation.

    I guess the great places to eat for the holidays really depends on what you are hoping to enjoy.  Many of the restaurants will have some sort of holiday offering on the menu, and in years past, Whispering Canyon Cafe has offered a family style holiday meal that my gang has enjoyed.  Another family style meal is at Liberty Tree Tavern at the Magic Kingdom for dinner.  It just reminds us when we are traveling away from extended family of the meals we might be having at home.

    Other fabulous restaurants we've enjoyed during the holidays include Artist Point at Wilderness Lodge, 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian, and Narcoossee's at the Grand Floridian.  If you are looking for a different flavor to your holiday celebration, I highly recommend Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge or Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village.  

    Have a great time planning, and an even better time once you get there!
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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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