Disney in a Minute: What is the 60+10 Rule?
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Reservations for Walt Disney World table service meal reservations are currently available up to 60 days in advance.
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.
However, guests staying at Disney-owned resorts can make the meal reservations for their entire trip (up to 10 days) up to 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.
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.
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14 thoughts on “Disney in a Minute: What is the 60+10 Rule?”
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?
If someone was on a ten day trip, and could book their first day 60 days early, the second day could be booked 61 days early, … and the tenth day would be 69 days early. The article incorrectly stated seventy days. I thought Len stated he was some mathematician and didn’t correct that obvious mistake?
If you’re staying in a Disney World Resort Hotel, you can book dining reservations for the entirety of your hotel reservation (up to a maximum of a 10-night hotel stay) starting 60 days from your check-in date. I think the check-out date on a 10-night stay ends up being 70 days after that 60-days-from-check-in date.
There probably are people who make 10-night hotel stays and then cancel all or part of them to get an extra advantage for booking dining. However, for most people the takeaway here is that, if you’re staying at a Disney World hotel, you’ll get the widest selection of dining reservation options if you book all your dining 60 days from your check-in date. So do that if you can.
It is a ten day policy. Not a ten night policy
The 60-day mark is the first day everyone can make dining reservations for their arrival day, which is day zero. The next day is day 1 (of up to 10). So you can then make reservations for up to 10 additional days (including your check-out day) if you have an onsite reservation for that duration. Erin and David are correct in referencing it as 60+10 and 70, because it is.
Well, that’s easy. If you spent 60, expect to spend another 10, on top of that.
It’s not another ten days, it is a total of ten days, so nine more than just the day that is 60 days out.
No, it’s up to 10 days. For example, if you have a 1-night onsite stay, then 60-days in advance, you can book dining for your arrival day AND the next day for a total of 61 days. A 10-night stay gives you 60 plus 10 more. I think you are mistakenly counting your check-IN day as day 1.
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.