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  • On May 5, 2009
    Marvis from MN 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.

    We are planning our WDW vacation for August 30-Sept 4, 2009. Can I make character dining reservations 90 days in advance starting the day we arrive or do I have to wait 90 days prior to the actual date we plan on doing our character meal?

    The answer to your question depends on where you're staying.

    Guest who are staying off-site (at a non-Disney hotel) can make all of their meal reservations up to 90 days in advance, and only up to 90 days in advance. If I'm staying off-site and today is the 90 day mark for the first day of my trip, I can call now and make reservations for that day. If I want to make dining reservations for the second day of my trip, I have to call back again tomorrow. If I want to make a reservation for a meal on the third day, I have to call back the day after that, and so on.

    However, guests staying at Disney-owned resorts can make the meal reservations for their entire trip (up to 10 days) on the first day of their 90 day window. So instead of having to call back multiple times, a Disney resort guest could call today to make reservations for not only meals on the first day of their trip, but also for meals on the following nine days. In reality this means that Disney guests who are staying for 10 days can make the reservations for the last day of their trip 100 days in advance, rather than just 90. This gives them a big advantage in their ability to get reservations for hard to come by meals.

    I hope that clears up the confusion. Have a great visit to WDW!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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