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  • On Apr 28, 2013
    Lori 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.

    Hi, I have a trip booked in Oct. for 12 days. I am seeing I can only book dining reservations for the first 10 days. (Using the 180 days +10 rule. When can I book the last 2 days? Am I understanding the rules right? Thanks!

    Hi, Lori!  Guests of Walt Disney World resorts do have the benefit of booking their dining reservations at 180 days in advance of the first day of their visit, and you can make the reservations for up to 10 days of your vacation.  

    In your case, you can make dining reservations for your last two days at 180 days before those days.  You'll have to call in each day to make reservations 180 days in advance, but that's still a pretty good lead time to get some of the most popular dining reservations.

    To really take advantage of your benefit, though, book the busy restaurants with your 180 days plus 10 option.  Cinderella's Royal Table, Be Our Guest, Chef Mickey's, Le Cellier, and 'Ohana are some of the most popular restaurants and can be the hardest reservations to snag.  You might want to book those earlier in your trip, using your 180 days plus 10 booking advantage.

    Have a wonderful time planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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