• On Jun 27, 2017
    Sabrina from CA 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.

    What time do dining reservations and BBB reservations open for a given day? If we are staying at the Grand Californian Hotel, does it make more sense to make reservations through the hotel or just do it online?

    Hi there, Sabrina! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thanks for your question. I love that you are planning ahead!

    You can make reservations for dining and the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique up to 60 days in advance. If you are booking dining reservations online, you can usually make those beginning at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) 60 days in advance. A Cast Member did mention to me that occasionally it takes until 3:00 a.m. before the next day's availability is loaded into the system. Or you can call (714) 781-3463 starting at 7:00 a.m. to make your dining reservations over the phone. For Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, you can only make reservations by calling (714) 781-7895 starting at 7:00 a.m. (Pacific Time).

    If you are used to setting an alarm to make reservations as soon as possible for the Walt Disney World Resort, you should know that things are a little more relaxed at the Disneyland Resort. You will find that there is usually more availability closer to your arrival date than there would be at the Walt Disney World Resort. That said, I still like to make my plans well in advance and I suggest you do the same rather than wait to use the concierge at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. If you are having trouble securing a time or restaurant online, there is preferred reservation access for Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests, so call (714) 781-3463, have your hotel confirmation number handy, and a Cast Member should be able to help.

    I hope this was helpful. Please return if you have any additional questions. Happy planning!

    -Linda M.

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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