• On Mar 11, 2017
    Sandra from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Usually you can make dining reservations up to 180 days out. Does anyone know why the rivers of light dining package doesn't go past June 30?

    Hi Sandra! I just returned from Walt Disney World and I had the opportunity to see the new Rivers of Light show. We booked the Rivers of Light Dining Package and had a nice meal at Tusker House. I felt the entire evening went without a hitch and was glad we had done the dining package since we had excellent seats for the show. I don't believe this is a good option for a FastPass in this park as they have many good seats and the night we were there they were having two shows. The last of the seats did not fill up until about five minutes before show time.

    Now that I have built this up I have to say I cannot get any answer as to why the reservations are not accepting anything past June. Some of the answers given to me are that they will be changing some things around when they open up the new Pandora section and add a restaurant there. The summer schedule is probably being worked on as well as far as timing and whether they will do one or two shows which would definitely alter the number of dining packages they can offer. 

    My suggestion is to secure a dinner reservation for yourself at one of the restaurants now. Keep checking back to see if they open spots in July and if they do then call for one as soon as you can. Do not cancel the other until you have a time in place for the new dining package reservation.

    I wish I had more insight and information for you. I know it is frustrating not to be able to plan completely for an upcoming vacation. Good planners like to fill in all the gaps!
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