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  • On Aug 2, 2022
    Jonathan from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. We reserved our vacation for the first week of October. How far in advance can we start planning and reserving dinners and events?

    Hiya, Jonathan!

    Welcome to planDisney! There is so much to look forward to this fall at Walt Disney World Resort. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is returning to Magic Kingdom Park and the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival has kicked off the season with some tasty dishes and fabulous wine pairings. October will be here before you know it, so let's go over those reservation dates so you can get back to planning the best trip ever!

    Dining reservations at The Most Magical Place on Earth can be made 60 days in advance both online or through your My Disney Experience mobile app. The booking window opens around 5:45 AM ET, so mark your calendar and set your alarm. Pro tip: Be sure that everyone in your party has created their My Disney Experience account and that you have linked your travel party together ahead of time. This is a real-time saver when you are trying to secure popular dining reservations like Chef Mickey's or Be Our Guest Restaurant.  

    While you are planning out your magical itinerary be sure to check out the Enchanting Extras Collection on the Walt Disney World website. There are some incredible experiences and tours offered throughout the four theme parks and beyond that are sure to create a lifetime of memories for your travel party. My personal favorites are the Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties and the opportunity to create your own lightsaber at Savi's Workshop. Reservations are required for these experiences and can also be made starting 60 days in advance. 

    Before signing off I do have one last note about reservations. All four theme parks require a Park Pass reservation in addition to a valid theme park ticket. If you have not secured these essential reservations for your visit, I recommend doing so as soon as possible. Some dates may offer limited availability due to popularity, so don't delay. Make your Park Pass reservations today!

    I hope that your upcoming adventure is memorable and magical!
    We'll see real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Tammy, Illinois

Hey Everyone! I'm Tammy. My Ohana and I live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. I am a preschool teacher and I also coordinate events for youth and families. I have been visiting Walt Disney World Resort since I was a teenager. I'm always looking for a new adventure to explore or an amazing snack to try. I love to share my tips and experiences because I want to help make all trips as memorable and magic as my travels have been.  Learn More About Tammy

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