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  • On Feb 24, 2022
    Harry from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have reservations for Thanksgiving week. when can we make reservations for dinner ( birthdays (70) and 4 others and 45th anniversary. We are 8 adults and 4 children Have accomodations in Art of Animations

    Hey there, Harry! Welcome to planDisney!

    The short answer, Harry, is that as of right now, you can make dining reservations 60 days in advance. There is a bit of an advantage because you are staying at one of the Disney Resort Collection Hotels. Resort guests can make reservations 60 days in advance of their arrival, and you can make reservations for the length of your stay, up to 10 days. 

    Thanksgiving day is November 24, 2022, so if you are making those Thanksgiving reservations, 60 days before that is September 25th. If you arrive earlier in the week, you'll want to calculate your 60-day window based on your arrival date. Google is great at doing that for you. 

    Harry, I just want to give you a tip, since you'll be celebrating some pretty big milestones during your trip to Walt Disney World. Because you'll be visiting during a pretty busy week, use your 60+10 days advantage. Make your dining reservations for the days towards the end of your trip first, and definitely make Thanksgiving dinner reservations a priority. Some of the restaurants will offer special options for Thanksgiving, but all of the restaurants are busy on Thanksgiving day. 

    For some of your special meals, Disney offers some excellent signature dining. My family loves Jiko - The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. The filet mignon is a must-do from this delicious menu. The new Steakhouse 71 at Disney's Contemporary Resort has one of my favorite appetizers anywhere - the bacon and eggs. Oh so good. 

    I hope your family has an absolutely wonderful time celebrating, Harry!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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