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Advanced Dining Reservations


Important Announcements:

NEW BOOKING SYSTEM
The Walt Disney World® Resort will release a new reservation booking system for dining, recreation and tour reservations starting December, 2008. The new reservation system will replace our current Dining Reservation System and will allow you to book multiple dining reservations for your Clients in one experience, while associating reservations to your Clients’ Walt Disney World Resort room reservations.

In the future, Travel Agents and Guests will be able to make dining reservations online at disneytravelagents.com and disneyworld.com with this new reservation booking system. The launch date for this enhancement will be announced at a later date.

As a result of the system upgrade, effective July 29 through January 2009, Guests will be able to book dining reservations up to March 22, 2009 arrivals. In January, booking processes will return to normal, allowing Guests to book up to 90 days of arrival.

The system upgrade will not impact Victoria and Albert’s Restaurant, Cinderella’s Royal Table, and Chef Mickey’s Restaurant. Those three venues will continue to observe the normal booking processes throughout the system cutover.

CHANGE FROM 180 DAYS TO 90 DAYS
The timeframe for booking dining, recreation and tour experiences at the Walt Disney World® Resort is now a 90-day window. We have adjusted the booking window to reflect the growing pattern of Guests booking their dining, recreation and tour experiences closer to their travel dates as they finalize their vacation itineraries. However, all existing dining, recreation and tour reservations will be honored as booked.

At this time, reservations for Chef Mickey's and Cinderella's Royal Table can be made through June 19, 2009. However, effective March 22, 2009, these locations also will move to a 90-day booking window.


What are Advanced Dining Reservations?

Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR) used to be called Priority Seating. It isn't a true dining reservation where a table is reserved for a particular time, but instead guarantees you the next available table after your ADR time.
You should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your ADR time, and can expect to wait between 5-30 minutes for your table, depending on how busy the restaurant is.

How do I make an Advanced Dining Reservations?

By calling 407 WDW-DINE (939-3463) between 7am-10pm (EST) weekdays, and 7am-8pm (EST) weekends & holidays.
You can also make ADRs at every WDW Resort Lobby Concierge desk, at each theme park or restaurant, or by calling from your WDW Resort in-room phone.
When you make your ADR, be sure to write down the confirmation number you are given, and take it with you as you may need to show it.

Will I be charged for making an Advanced Dining Reservation?

No. Although select meals require a credit card guarantee or pre-payment.

Require credit card guarantee (see individual pages for cancellation policy):
Victoria & Albert's
Citrico's Chef's Domain
Fantasmic! Dinner Package
Grand Adventures in Cooking
Pirate Cruise
Princess Story Book Breakfast
Wonderland Tea Party

Require pre-payment (see individual pages for cancellation policy):
Cinderella's Royal Table Breakfast
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Mickey's Backyard BBQ
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

How far in advance can I make an Advanced Dining Reservation?

90 days -
All Resort & Theme Park restaurants
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show

60 days -
Wolfgang Puck Cafe (Downtown Disney)

30 days -
Bistro de Paris Dinner (Epcot)

Can WDW Resort Guests book earlier than 90 days?

Yes, guests at Walt Disney World Resort hotels can book ADRs for their length of stay (up to 10 days) by calling 90 days from their Resort arrival date, thereby giving them up to 100 days to book.

Do I really need to make an ADR?

If you really want to eat at a certain place, then yes, it's recommended. The popular meals / restaurants book up quickly, so it's always best to call as soon as you know where you want to eat, preferably 90 days in advance. With the introduction of the Dining Plan, even traditionally quieter restaurants are getting harder to book or walk up to on the day.

I called and the date / time I want is no longer available, what should I do?

Be flexible with dates and times and let the Cast Member know a variety of dates. Try calling back a few times before you leave, as cancellations often open up.

What happens if I'm late for my ADR time?

Reservations are generally held for up to 10 minutes past the confirmation time. Confirmed Guests who do not check in within this time frame may be subject to additional delays before seating, up to cancellation.


 

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