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  • On Feb 21, 2008
    Jonas from NY Asked

    My trip is 184 days away. I hear you can make advance dining reservations 180 days in advance. But I also heard that you can now make ADRs 190 days in advance, with something called ADR 180 + 10. Is that true? Is it 180 days or 190 days? Thank you.

    Get ready to make your call(s)!

    Staying at a Disney-owned resort will give you a little more leeway with making your Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs). This also applies to Disney Vacation Club resorts. First, you will be asked for your resort confirmation number or your phone number so that the Cast Member can verify your reservation.

    You will need to wait until you are 180 days in advance from your day of arrival. Then, you can place a call to 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463) and make up to 10 days of reservations for your entire vacation.

    For example, when you place the call, you can also make an ADR for your day 2 of vacation which will be 181 days out from your Check In date. You will have the privilege of making reservations up to your 10th vacation day. Always count Day 1 as your Check In date.

    There is an exception. Unfortunately you will need to call Disney Dining on exactly 180 days in advance for an ADR at Cinderella’s Royal Table.  This restaurant is in high demand and does not follow the 180 days plus 10 rule for Walt Disney World resort guests.

    Non-Disney owned properties such as Shades of Green, Swan and Dolphin, Downtown Disney and off-site hotels will have to place calls to Disney Dining each day at the 180-day mark. For example, a 10-day vacation would require 10 days of phone calls to obtain dining reservations at popular restaurants.

    I hope this clarifies the 180 plus 10 dining reservation benefit given to WDW resort guests. This advantage saves money, time and helps secure seating at coveted restaurants. When I recently made my ADRs, I enjoyed only having to make 1 phone call!
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