The Holidays are on their way, and even though we have not yet crossed the Halloween threshold, there are a few plans that need to be attended to ASAP. 60-day reservations for dining at Walt Disney World and Disneyland are opening, and that means you will need to be ready to jump on the restaurants you want to add to your list. If you are hoping to snag a particular reservation for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day / Night, be quick; these will disappear quickly, especially in those popular timeslots! Here are a few tips to help you lock in those special occasion meals:
Make Sure You Have Plan Your Park To Match Your Dining
It’s easy to get carried away with bookings without thinking too much about it. Be sure to know where your restaurants are, as many are located within the Disney Parks and require a valid ticket and park reservation for the same day. Double-check that your dining preferences align with your plan for the same day, so make sure you have a smooth holiday season at Disney.
Be Prepared With Two Plans
When you are ready to start booking, have a plan and a backup plan so that you aren’t stuck in a mind fog if you can’t immediately get what you want. If you have a secondary idea worked out with your family, then you will be able to quickly look at both options without losing any time.
If, At First, You Don’t Succeed, Keep Trying
While many of the more popular locations do tend to book out quickly, it’s important to remember that plans can change. Keep checking back to see if you can get that last-minute reservation right up until the day before you visit.
Good luck with your reservation planning, and don’t forget to let us know which restaurants you will be booking for the holidays in the Disney Parks.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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