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  • On May 16, 2012
    Mary from OH Asked

    How far in advance can Cinderella dining reservations be made? I tried to book in January '12 for a trip at the end of March & couldn't get in. We are going back next March, but now it's too early. HELP

    Hi Mary!

    Dining Reservations for the duration of your stay can be made 180 days prior to check-in day if you're staying on-site at a Disney resort. If staying off-site, your dining reservation can be made 180 days prior to each meal reservation date.

    Walt Disney World Dining Online Reservations open daily at 6am and reservations made with a Cast Member by telephone at (407) WDW-DINE begin at 7am.

    Cinderella's Royal Table is one of THE most sought after reservations, so the key is definitely to get online on that very day that your reservation window opens up. Use an online Date Calculator tool to determine the precise day that is 180 days out and set an alarm on the calendar to remind yourself of this important date. If you're staying at a WDW Resort, or looking to dine right on March 25th, that magical date would be Wednesday, September 26th 2012.

    If you're unable to get the reservation you seek, try checking back frequently. You just never know when a spot may open up due to another Guest's change of plans or cancellation. As an alternative or back-up plan, consider a reservation at 1900 Park Fare for Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner. Although not in Cinderella Castle, you still get plenty of interaction with Cinderella and Prince Charming along with some of the hysterically funny members of Cinderella's family, an enjoyable meal and a beautiful atmosphere. 1900 Park Fare is located in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, just a short boat trip or monorail ride from Magic Kingdom. I highly recommend it as my personal favourite Cinderella dining experience.

    Wishing you a Magical time on your next Walt Disney World vacation Mary.
    I hope you are able to secure that coveted dining experience you are after!

    Kirsten
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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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