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  • On May 10, 2018
    Nicole from LA Asked

    I am excited that we are a few days away from our 180th day before our trip and it is time to make dining reservations. The park hours calendar is not updated, and I can not see the hours for the dates of our trip. How can I plan without this information?

    Hi Nicole,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to be so close to the 180-day mark for making advanced dining reservations!

    Two suggestions - First, click on the last date that is visible on the Park Hours calendar. The calendar usually pulls up a few days at a time. I have noticed that sometimes the park hours do not seem visible from the initial calendar view but when I click on a date, I can see further in advance. Second, if you have already tried that and cannot see park hours for your dates, then check the weeks immediately prior to your trip. At times, I have made our dining reservations at the 180-day mark based on the calendar for the week prior to our visit but then had to make modifications when the park hours were released. 

    As you make your dining reservations, remember to try a few pre-park opening dining reservations. We love to do these at Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom, Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot. As long as the park does not have early morning Extra Magic Hours, we have been able to meander through the parks when they are nearly empty. Those early morning minutes are simply magical! As it gets closer to the dates of your visit, also check the park hours again to be sure nothing has changed since you made your initial dining reservations.

    Nicole, I trust that you will be able to make your reservations or modify them if necessary!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell


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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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