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  • On Apr 20, 2016
    Lauren from NV 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 WDW for May 2017. We will be staying at a timeshare for 2 weeks outside of the park. I want to then stay 1 week inside the park. Can I make dining reservations beginning at the start of our trip even though we arent staying at a Disney hotel?

    Hi Lauren,

    How awesome that you are planning a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort for next year. There's no better time to start than now.

    All guests, regardless of where they are staying, can make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance. However, when you have a reservation at select Disney Resort hotels, you can make dining reservations 180 days in advance of your check-in date, for your entire stay, up to ten days. This gives you a boost, which is crucial for certain highly desired experiences like Cinderella's Royal Table, or Be Our Guest Restaurant.

    There are many ways to make reservations in advance. You may do so from the My Disney Experience mobile app, the Walt Disney World restaurants and reservations page, or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. Note that many guests do change their plans at the last minute, and some reservations get cancelled a couple of days before, in order to avoid fees. Sometimes you get some Pixie Dust and find a last minute must do.

    I'll let you continue with your planning now, but if you have any more questions, please feel free to come back.

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