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  • On May 31, 2012
    Lauren 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.

    At Swan week after Thanksgiving, so no ADR until 180 days b4. Couldn't get Coral Reef, anticipating similar trouble with CRT. Worth checking daily or waste of time? Also, sugg. for other great, less pop. places? Many thx - know it'll be great no matter!!!

    Hi, Lauren!

    You are going to love the Swan!  It is in such a great location and the pool area is awesome.  We have stayed there several times and have always been so happy with our choice. 

    Keep checking on the Coral Reef every week or so.  Check online first thing in the morning when the system has "reset" overnight and opens up the reservations that were cancelled the previous day.  As you get closer, check more frequently as people change their itineraries around, you might just stumble upon an opening.

    I think you might be surprised with getting a table at Cinderella's Royal Table.  Since they started requiring a deposit, I find it much easier to get a reservation.  If you find that there are no availabilities, check daily starting a few days before your arrival, as guests will cancel to avoid the penalty.

    Other great dining locations:  Yachtsman in the Yacht Club (next door to your resort!), Whispering Canyon Cafe in Wilderness Lodge, and Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club (also near the Swan).   One of my favorite places to eat is right inside the Swan.  Il Mulino is a fantastic Italian restaurant.  You can even save by sometimes finding a discount certificate at Restaurant.com. 

    Have a great vacation, and keep me posted if you get your dining choices.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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