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Walt Disney World changes restaurant reservation window... again

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Published: October 27, 2009 at 7:41 AM

Today's the day when Walt Disney World changes the reservation window for its many theme park and resort restaurants from 90 days back to 180. (Disney had changed the window from 180 days down to 90 earlier this year.)

So if you are planning a trip to Disney World anytime in the next six months and wanting to eat at a top table-service restaurant, such as Le Cellier or the Theme Park Insider Award-winning Les Chefs de France, you'd better hit the phone or click to the website today to get your reservations.

The number to call for Walt Disney World restaurant reservations is 407-WDW-DINE. And the Web address is http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/restaurants/. (The online system was down when I checked this morning - so the telephone number is usually your best option.)

Update: As you probably could have guessed, the system's swamped this morning, online and phone, as three months plus one day of visitors whose windows opened this morning try to make reservations at once.

Readers' Opinions

From 209.159.119.3 on October 27, 2009 at 8:36 AM
I have been trying to get in since 6am loacal time. Can not get in by web or phone.
From Anthony Murphy on October 27, 2009 at 8:37 AM
Good for them!

I highly reccommend Kouzzina by Cat Cora at the Boardwalk. More details to follow!

From Jack Michael on October 27, 2009 at 10:06 AM
do you have to put a down payment that is non refundable, if not this program is a joke. All of the tables will be full, but 1/8 of the people will ever show, big mistake.
From Rod Whitenack on October 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM
I always have a problem deciding what, where and when I want to eat six months in advance. Call me crazy.
From 66.119.96.211 on October 27, 2009 at 6:48 PM
I've been trying all day to book both by phone (all circuits are busy) and web (the reservation system is not available) aggh! Surely there was a better way to open this window!
From Steven Lee on October 27, 2009 at 11:51 PM
I'm thinking the same as Jack.

How does this work well when they require no money for the reservation? I looked and it seems no money is required. People have nothing to actually make them either call to cancel the reservation or to stick to something they planned months before. Can someone explain how it is beneficial for the park?

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