Victoria Alberts
  • On Mar 12, 2020
    Jason from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have two separate resort reservations, one checks in on Tues 9/8 for one night & the other is arrival on Wed 9/9. I believe in the past I was able to book dining reservations for the entire stay beginning on the first check-in date. Can you confirm?

    Hi, Jason! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 
    I'm delighted to help you because I had the exact same question before I booked my first split stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. I stayed at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge for a night and then transferred to Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows when my parents arrived. It was wonderful! 

    My experience taught me that Guests can book FastPass+ selections for the whole trip 60 days before their first check-in, but the same is not valid for dining reservations. You will have to book your dining reservations on two separate days, 180 days before your check-ins. While this may change in the future, this is what I experienced when booking dining reservations and FastPass+ selections for my first and my second split stay. 

    If you're a fan of exquisite dining experiences, don't forget to book a table at Jiko - The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's my favorite restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort, and it's unforgettable. The Moroccan Lamb Shank is so tender it's almost creamy. It's the perfect dish to pair with a wonderful South African wine!

    If you need any advice on where to book these magical experiences, please let us know. We're always happy to share some foodie advice! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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