Dining changes coming; ADRs going from 180 to 90 days?
by, 07-02-2008 at 12:00 AM (4388 Views)
While it hasn't been "officially" confirmed, Walt Disney World has made a bunch of interesting dining changes.
First off, from August 24 - September 27, Disney will increase the opportunities for the crowds with free dining to use their table service credits.
Chef Mickey's will be open for lunch from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Ohana will be open an extra hour for breakfast, from 7:30 a.m., and open an hour earlier for dinner, now from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Whispering Canyon Cafe will also open an extra hour for dinner, from 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
As of October 5, the Garden Grill will only be open for dinner. Lunch will no longer be available
But the biggie appears to foreshadow a major policy change. As of July 16, you will not be able to make any Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) for any dates past January 15, 2009. ADRs needed for January 16, 2009 or later will not be able to be booked until October 15.
There are 3 exceptions: Chef Mickey's, Cinderella's Royal Table, and Victoria and Albert's.
It looks like Disney is preparing to move the reservations window from 180 days back to 90 days, with the exception of the three most-in-demand. While the days of walk-up, same-day reservations everywhere are probably gone forever, it'll be nice not to have to worry about what you want to eat half a year in advance.