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  • On Dec 10, 2008
    Bethany from IN Asked

    I am planning a trip in 05/09. The DW site has not posted the park hours. I am trying to plan ahead and make dinner reservations, but I don't want to do this until I know the park hours. When will this information become available?

    Unfortunately we don't know any inside information about the calendars, so all we can do is tell you the typical timing.... On average over the past few years, Disney posts the park hours calendar about six months in advance toward the beginning of the month, but sometimes they are late by a month or more (as appears to be the current case for May 2009). When there is more uncertainty about how busy the parks will be, it is my impression that Disney tends to be later in posting the hours.  Considering how uncertain the current economy is, it isn't surprising to me that the calendar updates are getting delayed.

    Not sure if this is further bad or good news for you ;-), but since the dining reservation system is still being updated, no one is yet able to make dining reservations for May (except for Chef Mickey's, Cindy's Royal Table and Victoria & Albert's).  Currently they are only taking reservations through March 22.  Hopefully the May calendar will be updated before they start taking dining reservations for May - if so, you shouldn't have any problems.

    Hope that helps a bit.
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