• On May 17, 2018
    Rayann from NC 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.

    How soon will I know the extra magic hours? We are going the week of Thanksgiving. Our dining plan day is fast approaching and we still do not know hours yet. Also we have a party of 16. Will this be problem for reservations??

    Hi Rayann,

    I bet you're getting excited for that magical point when you can make all of your dining reservations! So fun!

    While the park hours calendar shows the schedule, including Extra Magic Hours, for the next 180 days, I do know a way that you're able to see the park hours for the next 190 days! All you need to do is log in to your My Disney Experience account and click on "My Itinerary," then click "Add Plans" over on the left-hand side. When the drop-down menu expands, choose "Add Parks & Places." By changing the date at the top of the page, you'll automagically have access to park hours, parade and nighttime show times, and Extra Magic Hours for the next 190 days. That should help you be able to put the perfect itinerary into place so you're ready to make all of your dining reservations when your window opens up 180 days before your arrival. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!

    As for making dining reservations for large groups, there are some restaurants that have a maximum number of Guests per party allowed. My suggestion to you would be to get online as early as 5:45 a.m. Eastern time at your 180-day point and try to make as many dining reservations as you can. If you run into any trouble or don't find availability, try calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 at 7:00 a.m. to have a Cast Member help you. I'm sending pixie dust that you'll be able to find all the reservations that will make your trip just perfect!

    Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rayann, and have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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