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  • On Sep 10, 2021
    Victor from WA Asked

    Hi! We visit WDW often and are familiar with their dining reservations. But DL doesn't seem to have an exact TIME they open up their dining like WDW. Does DL open up dining a certain time ie 7am PST like WDW opens at 6am EST?

    Happy Travels and welcome to planDisney, Victor!

    Our families are very similar, we too visit Walt Disney World Resort frequently. The funny thing is, I grew up with the Disneyland Resort and learned to love the Walt Disney World Resort when I became a mom. Both Disney Parks hold a special place in my heart. 

    Now, when it comes to scheduling your dining reservations, there’s technically no exact time. Availability to schedule your reservations begins 60 days prior to your desired date. You can schedule your reservations online or by calling. Keep in mind that the phone lines open at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time, so you will want to call then. If you plan on scheduling your reservations online, there is no hard-set time. You will certainly be able to book once the phone lines open, but sometimes availability opens a little before then, even in the wee hours leading up to 3:00 a.m. 

    I always recommend checking as early as you can and if there’s no luck then, try again later in the day. There have been plenty of times where I’ve set an alarm to schedule reservations early, then go back to sleep. It’s so funny I’ll give a little cheer and then return to rest as normal. I do prepare my family by giving them a “heads up I’ll be up early”. 

    Victor, I hope this helps secure a dining reservation for the restaurant you are looking to enjoy. If you aren’t successful, I do recommend trying to join the Mobile Dine Walk-up option once you arrive.

    Enjoy your visit and have a fantastic trip!

    -Shantel
     
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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