• On Jul 18, 2021
    Beatrice from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying at Old Key West Sep 27 to Oct 7 and have park reservations. What day can we start making dining reservations? I thought I read 10 days prior to the 60 day rule???

    Hello, Beatrice and from a fellow Pennsylvanian, let me offer you a hearty welcome to planDisney where the only think we love more than talking about dining around the Walt Disney World Resort is... well, EATING!

    Beatrice, my family and I recently returned from a trip where we were able to enjoy some old favorite restaurants as well as some new ones, so I appreciate this question and the need to make advanced dining reservations. You are able to make reservations 60 days in advance of check-in for the length of your visit (up to 10 days). The 10 days refers to your length of stay; meaning, you are able to book reservations for anytime between September 27th-October 6th beginning on July 29th.

    As a Disney Resorts Collection hotel guest, I love being able to make most of my dining reservations at one time instead of logging in each day. Beatrice, keep in mind that reservations don't need to be booked in chronological order. I recommend making reservations at popular locations first. For example, if you're hoping to visit any restaurants offering a modified character experience, I would recommend booking those first. On the day you are first able to make reservations, you might want to program your coffee pot and set the alarm, because availability begins to open up at approximately 5:45 AM.

    Beatrice, I hope this helps as you're planning ahead for your fall visit. Since you'll be just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, make sure to read all about the Magic in store to mark this very important milestone! I also encourage you to bookmark the Disney Parks Blog as I'm sure more pixie dusted announcements will be released before your visit.

    Best wishes for a stay full of unforgettable moments,
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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