10 – DO determine the exact date for your 180-day mark.
You are able to begin making advanced dining reservations for Disney World restaurants at exactly 180 days from the date of your arrival. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, you will be able to make your reservations for your entire stay at that one sitting. The simple rule is 180 days, plus 10. So you may make all of your reservations for your vacation (up to 10 days) 180 days out of your arrival day. This can be helpful in snagging the restaurants that are tough to get. You will want to be sure that you have the right day on the calendar that is exactly 180 days from your check in date so that you can plan to make your reservations. The 180 +10 rule might also explain why you may find restaurants already booked, especially during busy holiday seasons.