• On Aug 16, 2016
    Amanda from GA 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.

    Which do you think is easier---booking ADRs online or over the phone? Wondering if the folks on the phone can do more than I can online. :)

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question. I am glad to hear that you are excited and prepared to make your advanced dining reservations. This is always my favorite part of the planning process. Our family loves to try a new place each trip, as well as re-visit our favorites.

    I have to admit, there are pros and cons to booking both ways. There are times when I prefer to book online and then circumstances when I chose to call and speak to a cast member. Here are thoughts on the matter. Booking online is quick and easy without the hassle of waiting on hold (which can happen quite frequently). However, when I have a special notation, such as a birthday celebration or specific request, I would rather call (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463) so that those requests can be noted on my reservation. Sometimes, by calling, the cast member can check multiple places or times at once if you are flexible. I have also had cast members recommend a place I might not have thought of if one of the spots I have chosen is booked up. Another tip is to do both at the same time. Sometimes, while I am on hold, I can check or book other reservations. So, the choice is ultimately yours, but I hope these scenarios, from my experience, assist you in figuring out the best plan of action for your needs.

    Happy Planning!
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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