In this post, I want to talk about the all important ADR (which stands for Advanced Dining Reservation, by the way!). ADRs are a great way to make sure you get to experience the amazing restaurant offered at Disney Parks. You can make ADRs at Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Walt Disney World, but none are as important as those at Disney World. At both Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, ADRs can be made 60 days in advance. However, often it’s not really necessary and you’ll find available tables if you just arrive or call a few days ahead of your trip. In Walt Disney World, the reservations can be made 180 days in advance (that’s 6 months!). To guarantee you get to eat in some of these popular sit-down restaurants you're going to want to secure an ADR. The basic rules for ADRs are the same across the different Resort Parks, but I’m going to focus on Disney World for this post.
Some quick facts about Disney World to consider:
- Disney World allows you to book dining reservations 180 days in advance of your first day PLUS 10 days of your stay (if staying in their resorts).
- Disney World is a busy place, if you want to eat at “normal” meal times, you’re going to want reservations. It is possible to get lucky and walk in, but not usually during peak meal times
- If you want some of those more popular and magical experiences, remember that so do most other guests. You’ll have to do some advanced planning.