• On Oct 22, 2021
    Hayley from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi!! About to reserve dining for our trip in December. . .what is the earliest time I can call to reserve dining?? And what is the earliest time I can call to reserve a guide for the day?? Don't want to miss out. Thanks. HD in NJ

    Hi Hayley,

    Thank you for stopping by planDisney with a few great questions!

    In looking at your arrival date, you may have already booked those dining reservations but, just in case, phone lines open starting at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time every day. My family prefers to make our advanced dining reservations online or through the My Disney Experience Mobile App.

    It sounds like you are also trying to book a Disney Private VIP Tour. Remember to review the Know Before You Go information before arrival. Although I have not yet done a Private VIP Tour, we have done other tours and were incredibly impressed with the knowledge and experience of the Disney Cast Members who led those tours.

    If you made dining reservations, I do hope you secured all of your desired reservations. My family also has an upcoming trip in December and some dining reservations have been hard to get. Although we made a dinner reservation for California Grill, I looked into changing it and there was nothing else available for that week. We also struggled to make dining reservations for the Candlelight Processional Dining Package. Luckily I was eventually able to make reservations. 

    Hayley, if you were unable to snag a few reservations, keep checking. Cancelations do happen! 

    Magic and memories,

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