Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On May 15, 2022
    Olivia from West Midlands 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 zone does the chef Mickley reservations run to? So if I try and book after midnight, which time zone would that be on? Thanks

    Hi Olivia, welcome to planDisney!

    Hearing that you'll be visiting Walt Disney World Resort this summer and plan to visit Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort makes me want to get up and do the hot dog dance! In fact, my husband did just that alongside his pal Goofy during a recent meal at this popular destination. My kids still talk about how much fun they had during dinner and I know you're going to have a similarly memorable time. 

    Advance dining reservations can be booked online 60 days in advance. Guests staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel may book for their entire stay, up to 10 days, 60 days before their check-in day. I recommend doing some time zone math and being on the Chef Mickey's webpage, logged into your My Disney Experience account by 5:45 Eastern Standard Time. In my experience, reservations typically open by 6:00 a.m. EST. 

    Other tips for securing a coveted Chef Mickey's dining reservation are to book for later in your trip if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel. This increases availability as not all Guests have access to reservations over 60 days in advance. If you don't see availability, keep checking; dining availability changes constantly in real time as Guests are finalizing their itineraries. Day of, you can even join the mobile dine walk-up list using your My Disney Experience mobile app.

    I know you're going to have many memorable experiences during The World's Most Magical Celebration, Olivia. Please return to planDisney if there's anything else we can do to help maximize the magic on your trip.

    So long for now,
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

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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