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  • On Apr 12, 2009
    Alaine from CA Asked

    How early I can make a reservation at WDW. I always heard that it was up to 180 days, but lately I've been hearing that it's 90 days. Also, can you please explain what it means when people say that I can make reservations 90 + 10 days in advance? Thanks :)

    Disney did recently change the dining reservation window from 180 days to 90 days. Dining reservations can now be made up to 90 days in advance for all venues at WDW.

    Here's the scoop on the 90+10 business:

    Guest who are staying off-site (at a non-Disney hotel) can make all of their reservations up to 90 days in advance, and only up to 90 days in advance. For example, today (April 13) was the 90-day call window for reservations on July 12. If I'm staying off-site, I can call to reserve a meal on that date. If I want to make reservation for a meal on July 13, I have to call back again tomorrow. If I want to make a reservation for a meal on July 14, I have to call back the day after that, and so on.

    However, 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 90 day window. So instead of having to call back multiple times, a Disney resort guest could call today to make reservations for not only meals on July 12, but also for meals on July 13, 14 and so on. In reality this means that Disney guests who are staying for 10 days can make the reservations for the last day of their trip 100 days in advance, rather than just 90. This gives them a big advantage in their ability to get reservations for hard to come by meals.

    I hope that clears up the confusion. Have a great visit to WDW!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

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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