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  • On May 9, 2011
    Denise from NS Asked

    Do I need to be booked at a Disney resort to make ADR's? I understand Disney resort guests can book for up tp 10 days of their vacation at the 180 day mark- will this advantage give me a better chance of getting the reservations I really want, like CRT???

    Hi Denise!

    You do not have to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel to make an Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs).  ADRs can be made by any guest at 180 days out from the day you want to dine.  However, you are right that Disney Resort guests can make reservations for the next 10 days (i.e. they don't have to keep calling back the next day and then the day after and then the day after that, etc) and that does give them an advantage at the most popular dining places, such as Cinderella's Royal Table.  A case in point is I've been trying to do the "Dine with an Imagineer" lunch at the Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios for many years by calling at exactly 180 days before I wanted to do it; either we were staying off property or I was only going to be in town for the one night.  However, I was never successful until this year when I could call a couple of days in advance of the actual 180 day mark because I was staying on property.

    Write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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