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  • On Jun 24, 2014
    Amy from NC Asked

    We're coming for Christmas and want reservations for Be Our Guest. I've read here that I can make reservations 180 days in advance plus 10 days because I'll be staying at a Resort Hotel. Can't find how to do this online and would appreciate instructions.

    Hi Amy,

    Here's the scoop on the 180+10 rule:

    Guests staying at Disney-owned resorts can make the meal reservations for their entire trip (up to 10 days) on the first day of their 180 day window. So instead of having to call back multiple times, a Disney resort guest can call at the 180-day mark to make reservations for not only meals on the first day of their trip, but also for meals on the following nine days. In reality this means that Disney guests who are staying for 10 days can make the reservations for the last day of their trip 190 days in advance, rather than just 180. This gives them an advantage in their ability to get reservations for hard-to-come-by meals.

    This advantage really comes into play when trying for hard to get reservation like Be Our Guest, which is included in the 180+10 plan. Guest who are staying for longer trips so have less competition for getting reservations for the end of their stays.

    If you are making your dining reservations online, you can begin at 6:00 a.m. If you're making your dining reservations over the phone, the lines open at 7:00 a.m. at 407-WDW-DINE. Either method works 7 days a week.

    To use the 180 + 10 rule online, you must register on the WDW website and input your RESORT confirmation number into the system in My Disney Experience. If your resort confirmation number is in the system, you'll have access to 180 + 10 automatically. To use the 180 + 10 rule over the phone, you'll need to have your RESORT confirmation number available to give the dining reservation specialist.

    Good luck!
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I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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