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  • On Jun 19, 2009
    Christine from NY Asked

    A friend told me that because she is staying at a Disney resort, she can make her ADRs 10 days before the 90 day period begins. Is this true? I have never heard of this before.

    Your friend is not entirely correct, but she is in the right ballpark. Here's the scoop:

    Guest who are staying off-site (at a non-Disney hotel) can make all of their meal reservations up to 90 days in advance, and only up to 90 days in advance. If I'm staying off-site and today is the 90 day mark for the first day of my trip, I can call now and make reservations for that day. If I want to make dining reservations for the second day of my trip, I have to call back again tomorrow. If I want to make a reservation for a meal on the third day, 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 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 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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