Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 17, 2009
    Jennifer from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Pls help! Coming to WDW 12/4 - 12/12 and 90+10 days is next week to begin making dining resvs. Park hrs/parade times not posted for even Nov yet. How can I plan my restaurants/meals not knowing this information like what park we'll be in? Very frustrated!

    Hi Jennifer,

    I totally agree that it is hard to plan an upcoming vacation when you don't have all the pieces of the puzzle available.  Based on your arrival date of December 4, 2009 your 90-day booking window for dining starts on September 5, 2009.  Assuming you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, on this date you will be able to book your dining for the entire trip (up to 10 days out).  If you didn't have a resort reservation, you would only be able to book dining for December 4, 2009 and would have to call back the next day to make reservations for December 5, 2009 and so on.  That is the advantage resort guests have, they can make all their reservations on the first day.

    Currently the parks hours are released using a current month plus three system, therefore you should see the December park hours released in September.  I would set yourself a reminder to look for them right at the beginning of the month so you can have a few days to make some decisions before your dining reservation window opens.

    Good luck, hope this helps!

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