Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 3, 2012
    Julie 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.

    Thanks Bernie, I think we are planning on going late Sept- early October. How far in advance should we book things - like the Bippity Boppity Botique or character dinning?

    Hi Julie! Thank you for sending me this question directly. You should plan on making reservations as close to the 180 degree mark as possible. However, October is not that crowded, so 180 days is only really needed for the very most popular restaurant, and generally speaking, only if you want the most popular times. The best thing to do is to put together a plan of which theme park you will be in on each day. I suggest visiting the independent website They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowd levels on specific days. They recommend what park to visit on each day, and which to avoid. Their recommendations are based on a lot of math and years of data collection. I hope this helps. Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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