California Grill
  • On Mar 11, 2022
    Lisa from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was wondering when my 60 day ADR opens. I check into the contemporary on May 19th and check out on May 25th.

    Hey there, Lisa! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so happy that you've stopped by with your vacation planning question! 

    Woohoo! Your magical vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth is getting so close! And guess what! You and I will be staying at the same Disney Resorts Collection hotel at the same time, neighbor! Disney's Contemporary Resort might just be my very favorite Resort in all of Walt Disney World Resort. There just seems to be an extra buzz of magic in the air there. Nothing beats being within walking distance to Magic Kingdom Park, seeing the monorail soar in and out of your Resort, admiring the beautiful Mary Blair mural in the Grand Canyon Concourse, or the endless nearby dining options. If you're anything like me, the amazing dining experiences are all a part of the fun of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, so, let's make sure you are ready to make your dining reservations!

    Your Advanced Dining Reservation booking window opens 60 days before your arrival date. For your arrival on May 19, 2022, your dining reservation booking date is March 20, 2022, and you will be able to make all of your dining reservations for your entire length of stay. You can make your reservations on your My Disney Experience account online or on the app for most Walt Disney World Resort restaurants at approximately 5:45 a.m. EST. Just be aware that some of the new special dining experiences, such as dessert parties, cannot be booked until 7:00 a.m. EST. Although booking online is the easiest and fastest way to book, you can always call (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463 if you prefer.

    Since we are talking delicious food and you are staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort, I MUST recommend dining at Steakhouse 71 at the Contemporary. I recently had dinner here on my birthday, and it was fantastic. I must recommend the Bacon & Eggs appetizer. I'm pretty sure that it was the most delicious thing I have ever eaten! Leave room for the Steakhouse 71 Chocolate Cake! YUM. Is it May yet?!

    One more of my favorite Contemporary Resort tips ... Did you know that you can rent a poolside cabana at one of the two pools at Disney's Contemporary Resort?! My family and friends spent the most relaxing and magical Disney day lounging poolside in our cabana with privacy, shade, comfy seating, complimentary snacks and cold beverages, cocktails, and fun. It was FABULOUS and was the BEST. DAY. EVER! We all still talk about "Cabana Day." You can book one of these fabulous cabanas 60 days before your arrival (March 20th!) by calling (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529. I hope to see you there!

    Lisa, I hope this was helpful, and I hope you have the most magical vacation! Sending lots of pixie dust your way to book every dining experience on your must-do list! Please stop by any time with any vacation planning questions you may have.

    See ya real soon!

    Mandy

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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