• On Sep 27, 2019
    Kathy 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.

    Taking my family to Disney 4/6/20. First visit for my 2 grandkids and worried about how to make the dining reservations esp Cinderella's Royal Table. Do I make reservations for total # people or do I list each member? Can I do this at 6am 10/8?

    Hi, Kathy! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks so much for stopping by with your question. It sounds like you have quite a grand gathering planned! As you continue to make your pixie-dusted plans, feel free to stop by and ask us any questions you may have. We love to help first-time visitors discover all the magic they can experience during their Walt Disney World Resort visit ... and help them figure out exactly which magical moments are practically perfect in every way for their family.

    I am glad to hear you are planning ahead for your dining reservations. Table Service dining locations can be reserved up to 180 days in advance. Note that if you are staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you will be able to make all of your reservations for the entire trip when you are 180 days from your resort check-in date. Otherwise, you will make each day's reservations when you are 180 days from the day you would like to dine there. Based on the date you provided, your 180-day window should open at 7:00 a.m. (Eastern time zone) on 10/9/2019.

    Most dining locations require simply a headcount of your guests and a credit card to hold the reservation. That card will not be charged unless you do not show for the reservation. Be sure to review the specifications when booking, as there are a few different cancellation policy requirements.

    Other dining locations require prepayment at the time of booking, so you will need to input not only the number of guests but also their ages so that the correct charge can be tallied. Cinderella's Royal Table is one such location that requires prepayment. If you are using a Disney Dining Plan, be sure to have your Disney Resort Hotel Package linked to your My Disney Experience account when you book the meal. That way, the system will be able to utilize your plan entitlements for the prepayment.

    I hope this helps you begin making your delicious plans. Stop by again if you have any other questions!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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