Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 11, 2012
    Jessica from MA 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.

    Hi, question for ADR - what time (midnight or 7am....etc) on the 180 days mark can I begin making ADR online? Booking ADR online vs booking ADR by calling Disney - which has better chance to secure reservation at the most popular restaurants? Thank you!

    Hi Jessica!  I love when my 180 day window opens for dining reservations!  Very exciting!

    You can book starting at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time exactly 180 days before your reserved trip.  I usually book online, but have done it both ways. 

    I think if you are wanting to get into the really popular restaurants (Cinderella's Royal Table, California Grill, etc.), you may want to call 407-WDW-DINE a few minutes before your window opens and be ready to book with the Disney specialist as soon as it opens. 

    I have never had any trouble getting tables at any of the restaurants when I book online, but I don't always get my first choice of time. 

    If you book online, be sure to have your reservation number handy.  Also, if you go to, and search for "advanced dining reservations", there are some great tips on getting the times and tables you want.

    I hope this helps!  Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Lori, Indiana

I am currently a homeschool, soccer mom to two active teenage boys. My family loves everything about Disney! Walt Disney World, Disneyland, runDisney, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club have been a part of countless magical memories for us through the years. I cannot wait to help you make your own magical memories at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Lori

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