• On Jan 30, 2017
    Steph from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I was just wondering when the best discounts are offered throughout the year? Can you do reservations for the dining plan/fast passes if you don't stay on the property? Is there a way to check if dinner reservations are available still?

    Hi Steph,

    Thanks for stopping by today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Let me try to help you, so you may plan the best vacation ever.

    I am all for saving Disney Dollars, and Mickey helps us with Special Offers throughout the year. From discounts on rooms, to reduced or free Disney Dining Plans, there is something for every budget. For my family, we have saved the most by taking advantage of free Disney Dining Plan offers. In previous years, these have been offered around late spring for arrivals in the fall. As Master Yoda said, "difficult to see - always in motion is the future." Only Mickey knows what he will have in mind for us, but I am sure it will be something good.

    Many are the Benefits of Staying at Disney Resort Hotels. These include able to make FastPass+ reservations up to 60 days instead of 30, and able to make advanced dining reservations for up to 180 days of your Check-In but for your entire stay, up to 10 days. This can give you a leg up on very popular experiences like Cinderella's Royal Table, or Frozen Ever After.

    One last tip: many Guests change their plans a few days before their reservations in order to avoid fees. The My Disney Experience mobile app will help you get those last minute dining reservations, so download it today. See you real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Ricardo, New Jersey

Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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