Mom and Dad planning vacation
  • On Jun 19, 2019
    Devon from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! So unfortunately I did not know about the extra 10 days in addition to the 180 for ADRs and got a reservation I want but its too late to get to Fantasmic!. Do people often cancel unwanted reservations after getting fastpasses/planning their park days?

    Hello there, Devon! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thanks so much for stopping back by and asking another wonderful Walt Disney World Resort question!

    In my opinion, planning a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort is a mix of science and art! As you've mentioned, advanced dining reservations open can generally be made 180 days prior to the day you would like to make your reservations on. However, this can change based on outside factors and, even if you do your best to make your reservations as soon as they are available, you still may not get the exact time you want! I cannot tell you how many times this has happened to me in the past! 

    Fortunately, there is hope for you, fellow traveler! It is not uncommon at all for other Guests to cancel reservations prior to their arrival or even the day of their meal. I have had luck finding reservations weeks to days before our intended dining date. I would highly suggest keeping an eye on the dining location page for any possible cancellations. It does take diligence but it is certainly possible for other times to open up! 

    If possible, I would download the My Disney Experience app onto your smartphone so you can check advanced reservation times on the go! It's so simple to routinely check for alternative times right from this helpful, little app! 

    I hope this information assists you in planning the perfect Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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