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Disney in a Minute: What is the 60+10 Rule?

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We’re here with a series of quick posts, “Disney in a Minute,” bite-sized nuggets of information that can better help you understand a Disney term or planning topic. Enjoy!

Reservations for Walt Disney World table service meal reservations are currently available up to 60 days in advance.

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If you want to dine at a Walt Disney World table service restaurant and you’re staying at off-site accommodations, you can visit the Walt Disney World website to make meal reservations exactly 60 days in advance, every day. If you have a five-day trip scheduled and you want to make meal reservations for each of those five days, you’ll have to visit the WDW site on five consecutive days, 60 days in advance from each day.

Breakfast skillet at Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge.

However, guests staying at Disney-owned resorts can make the meal reservations for their entire trip (up to 10 days) 60 days prior to their check-in date. Instead of having to go online five different days (for example), you can make all your reservations for the entire trip on just one day.

In practice, this means that a Disney resort guest staying for a 10-day trip could actually make some of their meal reservations 70 days in advance, rather than just the 60 allowed to off-site guests. This boost gives on-site folks a decided advantage over off-site folks, particularly for hard-to-get reservations at busy times of the year.

To take advantage of the 60+10 rule, you must have your resort confirmation number linked to your My Disney Experience account and be signed into your account while you’re making the meal reservations, otherwise the subsequent days will be greyed out.

A small caveat to this: if you have a trip with a split stay (a trip where you’re staying at more than one hotel during your visit), then your reservation clock starts over for the beginning of each new hotel visit.

Note: You will also hear this referred to as the 90+10 rule or the 180+10 rule. Disney has tinkered with the reservation window many times over the years. While it is currently 60 days, pre-pandemic the window has been 90 days or 180 days at various times. the +10 rule has been in place through all the variations.

Originally published December 26, 2021

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

13 thoughts on “Disney in a Minute: What is the 60+10 Rule?

  • Can I make a dining reservation that includes people not in my planning party? Example: there are 3 of us in my party but we are meeting 2 others for dinner. Can I make a reservation for 5?

    • Theresa, yes! When you make the reservation, you’ll be asked who’s dining with you. The 3 members of your party should appear in a drop-down menu for you to select. You’ll also be able to add the names of the 2 others manually.

  • Thanks, this is very useful information! One question: We have a split stay planned, where we will go to Disney World for one week and stay in two different Disney hotels. First hotel Mon-Wed, second hotel Thur-Sun. Can I make reservations for our entire vacation week at 60 days before the Monday that we check into the first hotel?

    • I don’t think so, because Disney thinks of those as two separate reservations.

      • OK, that’s a bummer. I’ll give it at try, though, but now I know not to get my hopes up!

      • Can confirm. Happened to us this past October with a split stay and could only book for the first stay’s window. Then had to resume booking 60d from the second start date of the split stay.

    • Thank you for posting this! Weirdly enough, today is exactly 70 days out from my trip. On the day, do the reservations open up at 6am or a different time?


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