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  • On Jun 30, 2018
    Robert from WA Asked

    Our party of 11 is staying off-site in early-mid Dec, and despite getting up at 3am 180 days prior to our dates in the parks, I was unable to get any reservations at Be Our Guest, even when breaking down our group into smaller ones. Any advice?

    Dear Robert,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning ahead for your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    It can definitely be challenging to get some of the most desirable Advanced Dining Reservations, especially if you are staying at an off-site hotel, because on-site guests can book their 180-day Advanced Dining Reservations for their entire length of stay up to 10 days (we sometimes refer to this as 180+10, meaning that they can book up to 10 days of Advanced Dining Reservations on the the 180-day mark from their date of check-in). 

    This being said, people frequently change their Advanced Dining Reservations as they get closer to their trips, so I would keep checking back even up to the day before your desired date! You never know what might pop up. 

    As you mentioned, if you are willing to split the group up into smaller groups, you can look for those smaller group reservations as well!

    Good luck with your Be Our Guest Restaurant reservations! If you love princesses, I also recommend checking Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in Epcot!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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