• On May 26, 2019
    Kristen from PA 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. I will be staying off resort for a few days before I check into a Disney resort. I have park tickets for both the days I am on and off resort. Can I book dining reservations for the days that I am off resort if I wait to the 180 day mark of checkin?

    Hi, Kristen!  Thanks for bringing this great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    One of the things I always look forward to when planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation is deciding which of the many incredible restaurants I wish to visit.  Dining reservations for table-service meals at the Walt Disney World Resort are strongly recommended.  Reservations for popular locations tend to fill up quickly, so it's great that you are already thinking about this.

    Walt Disney World Resort dining reservations can be made 180 days in advance whether you are a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guest or are staying elsewhere.  The only difference is that 180 days prior to arrival, Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests may make dining reservations for their entire trip, up to 10 days.  If you are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you must make your dining reservations one day at a time.  So you will be able to make your dining reservations 180 before you arrive at your other hotel, you will just need to make them one day at a time.  Then once you are 180 days from your check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you may make your dining reservations for the remainder of your trip, as long as it is for 10 days or less.

    With upbeat character dining experiences, unique restaurant offerings at Disney Springs, elegant fine dining options, and everything in between, there truly is something to appeal to every guest's taste buds.  Wishing you lots of magical dining adventures!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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