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  • On Apr 16, 2012
    Jennifer from TN 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.

    I am planning my trip for Sept '12 and was told to book all dining shows in advance. What is the easiest way to plan the park i will be visiting that day so i am not running from one end of the resort to another, and to also take advantage of magic hrs?

    Hello, Jennifer!

    The advice you received regarding booking your dining reservations in advance was excellent! 

    With the popularity of the Dining Plans, so many folks are booking Table-Service reservations that it often becomes next-to-impossible to get a reservation once you get into the park. To be sure that you book those advance dining reservations at locations where you'll want to be each day, take a look at Park Hours and Updates, which can be found on Walt Disney World's main page. (Scroll to the bottom of the home page, and, on the left side, under "Parks," you'll see "Park Hours." Click that and it will take you to a spot where you can select the first date of your trip.)

    Then, once you've mapped out which days you'd like to be in each park, take a look at your dining options in each location. Don't forget to include your dining options at resorts as well as at Downtown Disney, too. (Dining at Chef Mickey's or Ohana, for example, is very easy when you're spending the day at Magic Kingdom Park.)

    Please send any additional questions as you think of them; I'd love to help!  Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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