• On May 25, 2019
    Devyn from NY 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.

    I am traveling with a large party- 5 adults and 3 little ones! We all have the Disney dining plan and we will soon be able to make reservations- what time of day do you recommend to try and make reservations to have the best selection of times available?

    Hi Devyn,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm super excited to hear that you'll be visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" with so many special Mouseketeers in your life this December! With the entire Resort transformed for the holidays, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and mild temperatures, it's one of my favorite times of year to visit!

    Your dining reservation window will open 180 days in advance, and since you have a Disney Dining Plan, that can only mean that you'll be staying at a Disney Resort hotel. One of the many great perks for staying on-site is that you'll be able to make reservations for the entire length of your stay, up to 10 days, at that 180-day point. For the most availability, you'll want to make your selections as early in the morning as possible. Reservations open online as early as 5:45 a.m. Eastern time, and you may begin calling Disney Dining (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 as early as 7:00 a.m. Eastern time. My suggestion would be to book the most popular dining spots first, and as far out into your trip as possible. With so many adults in your party, you could also have multiple people looking for reservations when your window opens. If you're all connected via the Family & Friends list, you'll be able to share plans really easily.

    Here's another tip for traveling with a large group...Did you know that when you purchase Memory Maker, you'll have the ability to view, share, and download the photos captured by up to 25 members of your Family & Friends list during your vacation? That's another great reason to link together!

    Thanks so much for visiting us again, Devyn, and please feel free to bring us more great questions! I hope that you and your entire party have a truly magical vacation together!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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