• On Mar 7, 2018
    Erik from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we'll be visiting the week of Thanksgiving which sounds like it'll be a busy time. I want to book a reservation with Cinderella. Do I need to purchase park tickets before I make the reservation?

    Hi Erik!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I can think of no better way to spend any holiday than with ones family. And how appropriate to spend one of the most American of holidays at one of the most beloved family locations in the U.S.A.! 

    Yes, you may absolutely book not only Cinderella's Royal Table, but any and all of your other Dining Reservations, before you have secured your Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets. My family left The Most Magical Place on Earth two days ago, a vacation for which I booked all kinds of dining experiences last September, but only purchased our park tickets this past January.

    Without a confirmed Resort Hotel Reservation you may book your dining plans exactly 180 days before the dining date. If you've already booked your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel reservation, you'll only need to call the dining reservation line, or log-in to your My Disney Experience profile, once to book all of your dining options starting 180 days before your check-in date  + 10 vacation days thereafter. The phone number for the Disney Dining Reservation Line is (407) WDW-DINE, or (407) 939-3463. They are open from 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. EST every day.

    Don't forget to swing by Disney Springs in the days after Thanksgiving to partake in the most beloved post-Thanksgiving tradition, shopping! Or check out this Disney Parks Blog post of great ideas of where to watch college matchups.

    I hope this helped, and We'll See You Real Soon, Erik!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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