There is nothing more exciting for an avid Disney planner than that 180 day mark for Advanced Dining Reservations! The thrill of grabbing those ‘must-do’ meals gets everyone’s blood pumping! The planning has officially begun! Somehow the trip seems more real, you can see yourself having breakfast in Cinderella Castle, sharing a dessert with Goofy at Chef Mickey’s. We all know the feeling of satisfaction when we successfully book Be Our Guest for dinner. Everything is set and then……..Aunt Sally and Uncle Joe decide 2 months before your trip that they want to join you and Beast for dinner in his castle. UGH.
Now it is easier than ever to adjust a party size or a time on your existing reservations! My Disney Experience just launched a new feature where you can search for a new time or make changes to your party size with a few clicks of the mouse ( not Mickey!).
When you log in to your ‘My Disney Experience‘ account online and go under ‘My reservations and tickets’, you will see a list of your current dining reservations. There will now be 2 options highlighted in blue to either ‘Cancel Reservation’ or ‘Change Reservation’.
When you click on ‘Change Reservation’ a menu will appear with the option to change the date, time and/or party size of your reservation without having to cancel the original! This is a great way to see what else is available without losing your original plans!
You will still have the option of calling and speaking with a Disney Dining representative at 407-939-3463 ( 407-WDW-DINE), but this will allow you to search for different options at your own convenience. I have personally already used this feature to add people to an existing reservation and it worked great! They gave me a slightly different time (15 minutes later) but they accommodated all of my guests! There is no guarantee that what you are looking for will be available and you may need to shift your time slightly, but as with all Disney planning, flexibility is the key!
Have any of you tried this great new feature? Tell us what you think!
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