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10 DO’s and DON’Ts for Making Advanced Dining Reservations at Disney World

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.

About Christy Caby

Hi! I’m Christy, and I am a wife and mother of 2 young boys (ages 5 and 2). I first fell in love with Disney when my mom took me when I was a child. After that I proceeded to go to WDW for my senior trip with my friends, and I completed a year in the Disney College Program (working in merchandise at Mickey’s of Hollywood at Disney’s Hollywood Studios). I shared my love of Disney with my now husband and sucked him in. He proposed at Disney, we honeymooned at Disney, we started bringing our boys before they were born and then as early as 8 weeks old. We then continued to vacation to Walt Disney World 2-3 times per year. We decided that what makes more sense than just moving to Orlando so that we could live the Disney life and be here for all of our favorite events and seasons every year. That is exactly what we did! Now we are at the parks a couple times a week and go for most events and major holidays. We can’t get enough and get to experience Disney in a whole different way. I love to share this love and passion for all things Disney with the world and hope that I can help others appreciate the magic that Walt Disney World has to offer!