Crystal Palace
  • On Sep 19, 2022
    Leanne from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time in the morning on day 60 before you go can you start making dining reservations (staying off site so I have to make them every day for the week we are there...)

    Hi Leanne,

    It's nice to see you planning Disney at planDisney again! There's a lot of magic to be thankful for at Walt Disney World Resort this November. The Tree of Life Awakenings - Holiday Edition is not to be missed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. There's something incredibly peaceful about the magic of nature. 

    When booking advance reservations for dining at Walt Disney World Resort, I recommend being logged into your My Disney Experience account with the webpage of your top choice restaurant pulled up by 5:45 a.m. A new day's worth of reservations typically populates by 6:00 a.m. It's even a good idea to have tabs open for your top three restaurants.

    It sounds like you're aware of the fact that Disney Resorts Collection hotel Guests can book advance reservations for dining 60 days in advance of check-in for their entire length of stay (up to 10 days). All other Guests can make reservations as each day reaches the 60-day mark.

    I'm not typically an early riser, but I love Disney dining days. I wake up extra early (no snooze needed), make myself a cup of coffee in my favorite Disney mug, and whistle while I work hard to secure delicious dining options for my family. If I'm not finding the availability I seek on my laptop, I switch to the My Disney Experience mobile app, which allows me to view all of the restaurants with availability for my desired date and mealtime ("+" at the bottom of the app's homepage --> Check Dining Availability).

    Keep in mind that dining availability changes in real-time as Guests are constantly reimagining their park days. If the wish your heart makes is for a restaurant that is not currently showing availability, just keep checking. There may be something there that wasn't there before, like breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and pals at The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom Park beginning October 25. 

    I'm sending caffeinated happy thoughts for your upcoming Disney dining days, Leanne. 

    Plan magic; planDisney.
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Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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