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Diserella's Tips for a Successful Disney Vacation - Advanced Dining Reservations

This week we're doing a series of Diserella's Tips for a successful Walt Disney World vacation. It's our Top 7 tips – the most important things you need to know – to help your magical vacation go smoothly. Today we're starting with Advanced Dining Reservation.

What is an Advanced Dining Reservation, you ask? Well, it's similar to dining reservations you may have made at other restaurants before, but the rules are just a bit different. For many, many years, Disney released Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days in advance. At the 180 day mark, on-site Disney guests were able to make their dining reservations for up to 10 days from their date of check-in. Off-site guests could also begin making their dining reservations at 180 days out, but they would have to make reservations one day at a time.

In the post-Covid world, things have changed a little and the window for making dining reservations has changed from 180 days to 60 days. Availability opens each day at 6 AM EST, and the most popular restaurants will be fully booked within minutes. The restaurants that book up fastest include:

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table

  • Be Our Guest

  • Oga’s Cantina

  • Most character meals

  • Le Cellier

  • ‘Ohana

  • Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Dining is part of the Disney vacation experience. With more than 200 eateries on property, including about 90 table service restaurants, there's something for everyone. In addition to the ubiquitous character meals, there a uniquely themed restaurants of all kinds, signature (fine dining) restaurants, and (during "normal" times) dinner shows.

Check out all of the table service options and their menus here.

Disney always been a leader in allergy friendly options for diners, but in recent years they've even taken the lead in adding plant-based, including vegetarian and vegan options, and gluten-free items to their menus across property. If you have specific dietary needs, Disney may just be one of the easiest vacation spots for you to effortlessly find delicious food that meets your requirements.

When you book with a Diserella Travel Advisor, handling your Advanced Dining Reservations is one of the many things we will take care of at absolutely no extra cost to you!

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