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  • On Jul 27, 2021
    Pam from MS Asked

    What time of the day should I attempt to place our dinner reservations online and what is the process for that? The 60th day for our trip is approaching.

    Hi Pam! Making Disney Dining reservations is an exciting part of planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! I’m happy to offer tips on securing some great reservations!

    Tip 1: Plan to start early! Guests can begin making their advanced dining reservations 60-days prior to their vacation arrival date! On that day, rise before the sun, pour yourself your favorite morning beverage, and open your My Disney Experience app! I recommend that you begin attempting to make reservations as early as 5:45 AM EST. Select restaurants will begin taking reservations at that time. Most other restaurants will begin taking reservations by 6:00 AM.

    Tip 2: Be sure to have your credit card close by! Select restaurants, particularly those in high demand or those with character dining, require a credit card to hold your reservation. 

    Tip 3: Be flexible! For example, If you try to book a dinner reservation, but reservations are not available, try for a late lunch! I recently tried to book Be Our Guest for dinner but it wasn’t available. I ended up booking a late lunch instead!

    Tip 4: Never give up! Reservations for even some of the most popular Disney Dining locations become available as Guests change plans and cancel reservations. Keep searching for Disney Dining opportunities right up until the day of your visit! You never know what will become available!

    Pam, I hope these tips are helpful as you plan your strategy for securing some Disney Dining reservations!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
     
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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