• On Jan 25, 2020
    Amanda from OH 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.

    If you are staying on property at a Disney resort, can you make dining reservations 180 days out if you haven't paid your entire balance yet?

    Hi Amanda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so glad that you found us hEAR. This is a great question.

    Any future Walt Disney World Resort guest, regardless of where they are staying, with or without a Disney Dining Plan, is able to make Disney Dining Reservations for dates up to 180 days away from today, everyday. Those who are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel may make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance, for up to 10 days of their vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth. I'm happy to say that this can be done whether your vacation package has been paid in full or not. My husband once came home saying there was a possibility that he was being sent to a conference in Orlando and the first thing I did was pick up my smartphone, log in to the My Disney Experience Mobile App and search for dining reservations. We didn't have tickets, a hotel room, and I didn't even know his conference schedule, but my goodness we were going to have dining plans!

    Another great way to dine "Around the 'World" is by utilizing Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering. I love this option for my family because we can all get different dishes from multiple locations and meet up for a "Taste of Disney". I also love how this service helps cut down on wait times.

    I hope this helped to clEAR things up a bit, Amanda! Please feel free to stop back by and ask any more Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning questions you may have. We're all Ears!


    Pro Tip: Definitely keep up with the Disney Parks Blog between now and you arrival so you won't miss a minute of what's new. And also check out our super helpful Moms Panel planning videos!
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Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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