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

9 - DON’T underestimate the need to plan out your preferred restaurant dates, times, etc.

It really is helpful to plan out everything in advance.  I usually use a spreadsheet in Excel to map out all of the days of our Disney World trip and then plug in the preferred restaurants and times so that I have something to work off of when I make dining reservations.  I try to pick Plan B options as well, whether that is a different time and/or a different restaurant or even moving a particular meal to a different day.  I find that if I have a couple back-up options, it helps to make sure I get most everything we want.  The planning early on can help a lot!