Mom With Kids After RunDisney; Mickey Fantasia Hat; Donald Duck Hat; Goofy Hat
  • On Sep 2, 2010
    Masae from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi there, We want to visit Walt Disney World in late November - early December, if our schedule allows. Is one months too short to plan & book a trip to WDW? My friends are telling me that we won't be able to make reservation at restaurants. Thanks

    Hi, Masae!  What a cool name, by the way!

    If you are not terribly concerned over where you eat or what time you eat, as long as you can line up the hotel and the travel arrangements, there is no reason you can't visit Walt Disney World with only a month's notice!  My husband is the king of spontaneity, and he has come home in the past and said, "Let's go to Disney World tomorrow!"  I can promise you, regardless of what restaurants are available, I've got the kids packed and in the car, ready to go, at the drop of a hat.

    You may encounter some difficulty booking reservations at some of the restaurants.  Many dining experiences - like Cinderella's Royal Table, Le Cellier, and Chef Mickey's - will book way in advance.  With the free dining promotion that has been so popular, more and more people are opting for sit down meals than ever.  If having very specific dining experiences is going to make or break your entire vacation, you may want to consider going at a time when you can plan further ahead.  Advanced dining reservations can be made up to 180 days prior to your vacation.

    On the other hand, if dining isn't a huge factor, I'd say go!  You can go online to see what restaurants are showing availability during your visit by checking out the online dining reservation system, located HERE.  That will help you make your decision.

    I hope you have a wonderful time if you decide to go!  If it were me, I'd be happy eating counter service just to have the chance to be in Disney World!
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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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