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  • On Jun 10, 2016
    Shannon from WI 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.

    I am going to be staying off site in the beginning of December and wanting to make reservations for dining. I went to book online exactly 180 days out at 6am eastern time when the reservations open and there are no tables! How are they all booked?

    Hi Shannon,

    You're visiting Disney World at the most popular time of year.  Unfortunately, those Advanced Dining Reservations go so quickly.  Guests who stay on Walt Disney World property actually have an additional 10 days (added to the 180) to start making reservations. 

    The good news is that many, many people continue planning right up to the time that they arrive at Disney.  I would try snagging a reservation daily; several times a day.  You have no idea how many cancelations will happen from now until December.  Your chances are really good to catch a reservation to one of the more popular restaurants if you keep trying.  You can also call 407-939-3463 to speak with someone directly about making a reservation.  The lines open at 7:00am.

    I really understand your frustration.  I've felt the same on many occasions.  Good luck grabbing the reservations you want.  I know that checking constantly sounds tedious, but the payoff is worth it. 

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Marisol, Florida

Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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