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  • On Nov 16, 2015
    Jacob from MI 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.

    We are staying off property, how far out can we book a character meal? We are going June 17th thru June 25th 2016. Going to MK, HS, and Epcot, can you let me know what days may be best to go each park?

    Hi, Jacob! 

    Off-property guests may begin booking Advanced Dining Reservations online, or by calling 1-407-WDW-Dine, 180 days prior to your desired reservation day. Mark your calendar, you may begin making dining reservations daily starting on December 14th, 2015.

    The difference between guests staying on-property and guests staying off-property is that you will need to book your dining reservations one day at a time. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel may book 180 days in advance plus an additional 10 days - meaning, most guests are able to book all their dining reservations when their 180 day booking window opens up. 

    Make a list of your preferred dining locations and begin booking 180 days from the day you want to dine there. You will just need to make your reservations daily until you've gotten them all. 

    As far as the crowd calendar goes per day, per park in June, they are all estimated to be within the same range - within one/two points of each other on a scale of 1-10. I did notice crowds seem to pick up June 21st, 22nd, 23rd - one of those days might be a great time to check out all that's happening at the reimagined Disney Springs. 

    I hope this helps in your planning, Jacob! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any additional questions you may have. 

    Faith D. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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