• On Feb 8, 2019
    Elisa from IN 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, When can I reserve character dining at Ohana if I plan on being there in October? Also, whats the earliest I can arrive at Magic Kingdom for NSSH? Any discounts for either event for DVC members? Thanks, Elisa

    Greetings to you, Elisa!

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I'm happy to help!

    It sounds like you are planning a wonderful Fall vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, and I'm sure you are getting excited. It's such a fun time to visit, and the weather is usually perfect! Plus there are so many special events going on like Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. So your vacation will definitely be full of magic!

    You can make your dining reservations 180 days in advance. If you are staying in a Disney Resort hotel, you can make them for your entire stay 180 days from the start of your trip. Disney Vacation Club Members do receive discounts at select dining locations, and you can see a list of participating restaurants under the Member Benefits section. Members can also purchase discounted tickets on select nights to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Typically, you can enter the park a few hours prior to the starting time, but I would suggest asking the concierge once you arrive at your resort since this is always subject to change.

    I hope this helps and please let us know if you think of anything else. Have a magical day and happy planning!


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Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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