• On Aug 12, 2012
    Danielle from NB 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.

    Hi, we're going to WDW on March 1st, 2013. Can you tell me when I can make dining reservations? I believe it is 180 days out. Can you confirm, is that September 2nd? Also, in your opinion, is it better to reserve on-line or by phone? Thanks!

    Congratulations on your 2013 Walt Disney World vacation, Danielle!  If you are anything like me, then you are getting super excited that your booking window is quickly approaching for making your Advanced Dining Reservations!  You are absolutely correct in that guests can begin making Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days in advance. September 2, 2012 is in fact the date that you can begin making Advanced Dining Reservations for March 1, 2013. If you will be a guest staying at a Disney owned Resort, you will have the added benefit of making dining reservations for the first 10 days of your vacation starting 180 days before the first day of your vacation, which is September 2, 2012. However, you will need your Disney Resort reservation number in order to book 10 days of Advanced Dining Reservations at that time. I personally prefer to book my Advanced Dining Reservations online. I called Disney Dining just now to verify my information for you and the cast member I spoke with confirmed that online reservations open at 6:00 a.m. EST and guests may begin calling (407) WDW-DINE at 7:00 a.m. EST to book Advanced Dining Reservations. I hope this information helps!  Please feel free to write me back if you would like any dining recommendations or have any additional questions that I can assist you with. Best wishes for a Magical 2013 Trip, Danielle!
    Happy Planning,
thumbnail image for Jodie

Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.