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Disney Vacation Reservation Date Calculator

Planning a Disney vacation? Our reservation date calculator will help ensure you don’t miss important booking dates for Disney theme parks, Disney Vacation Club (DVC), and Disney Cruise Line (DCL) trips. We’ve also included important information about Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS).

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Bread service at Sanaa at Animal Kingdom's Kidani Village

Dining

Reservations Open

Walt Disney World dining reservations can be made online or in the MDE app starting around 6:00 AM Eastern US time. You might want to wake up a little earlier as some restaurants can be available at 5:45 AM.

Walt Disney World Links

Disneyland dining reservations can be made online or in the Disneyland Mobile app starting around 6:00 AM Pacific US time. Be aware that some reservations are known to pop up as early as 3 AM Pacific US time.

Disneyland Links

Savanna view from a DVC studio in Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo

DVC: Home Resort

Reservations Open

You may book your home resort 11 months before your desired check-in date. The booking window opens at 8 AM Eastern US time. Most DVC resorts will have ample availability on this date, but certain resort room types can still be difficult to book (e.g., value villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo). You will want to book online at dvcmember.com rather than wait for the phone lines to open.

Disney's Riviera Resort

DVC: Non-Home Resort

Reservations Open

You may book your non-home DVC stay starting 7 months before your check-in date. We highly recommend booking a stay at your home resort in your 11-month window just in case your resort is unavailable. Editing existing bookings is incredibly easy on the DVC website. You can make those changes starting at 8 AM Eastern US time.

Rapunzel on the stern of the Disney Wish

DCL: Concierge

Reserve Activities
Online Check-In

Concierge guests get all the greatness: Castaway Cay cabanas, prime dining times, meet and greets, etc. These sailors are assured of getting everything on their wish list.

We recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to make all reservations. The window opens at 12 midnight Eastern US time.

Character Buoys at Disney's Castaway Cay

DCL: Pearl

Reserve Activities
Online Check-In

Pearl guests have completed 25 DCL cruises.

We recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to make all reservations. The window opens at 12 midnight Eastern US time.

Disney Wish docked at Castaway Cay

DCL: Platinum

Reserve Activities
Online Check-In

Platinum guests have completed 10 DCL cruises.

We recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to make all reservations. The window opens at 12 midnight Eastern US time.

White Pass & Yukon Route Railway near Skagway, Alaska

DCL: Gold

Reserve Activities
Online Check-In

Gold guests have completed 5 DCL cruises.

We recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to make all reservations. The window opens at 12 midnight Eastern US time.

Disney Wonder and Disney Dream in Nassau

DCL: Silver

Reserve Activities
Online Check-In

Silver guests have completed 1 DCL cruise.

We recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to make all reservations. The window opens at 12 midnight Eastern US time.

Disney Wish Lifeboat

DCL: First Cruise

Reserve Activities
Online Check-In

First-time DCL cruiser? Don’t stress if you can’t snag a cabana or that perfect adult dinner reservation. We promise you’ll have a great time no matter your daily itinerary.

We recommend downloading the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App to make all reservations. The window opens at 12 midnight Eastern US time.

Disney's icon for MagicBand+ and DisneyBand+

DCL: DisneyBand+

First Day You Can Order
Last Day You Can Order

DisneyBands are coming to Disney ships. These bands are identical in every way to the MagicBands we’re used to wearing in the parks. Cruise guests will be able to access their cabins and pay for food and souvenirs with this wearable technology. If you want to purchase a cruise-specific DisneyBand+, be sure to do it between 45 and 11 days before your embarkation day.

Disney Cruise Line Links

Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot

Tours and More

Reservations Open

You can book special events and tours 60 days before your vacation begins. Disney World reservations open online around 6:00 AM Eastern US, but some activities (Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique being one of them) are available at 12 midnight Eastern US time.

Walt Disney World Links

Disneyland reservations generally open around 6:00 AM Pacific US time, but we recommend logging in sooner as reservations can be made available a little early.

Disneyland Links

TRON Lightcycle / Run outdoor queue

DAS Pre-Registration

Reservations Open

Guests requiring Disney’s Disability Access Service (DAS) may book a virtual appointment between 2 and 30 days prior to their vacation. Pre-registering allows you to book 2 one-hour return windows for select experiences. Wait times for a virtual appointment can be significant.

If you’d rather, you may also register on-site at Walt Disney World or Disneyland. Locations can be found in the links below. Please note, on-site registration does not allow you to pre-select those two experiences.

Walt Disney World

Disneyland

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney Vacation Package

Payment Due

Reserving a Disney Vacation Package requires a $200 deposit. Final payment is due 30 days before arrival. Reservations made 30 days or less prior to arrival will require full payment at the time of booking.

Guests needing to cancel a Vacation Package can do so without penalty 30 or more days before arrival. Guests canceling 2 to 29 days prior to arrival will receive a refund, minus the $200 deposit. The trip is non-refundable if canceled one day or less before the arrival date.

A room-only reservation requires a deposit equal to the first night’s room rate. Guests will pay the balance once they arrive at their Disney hotel. Guests can cancel and receive a full refund up to five days before their arrival. They will forfeit their deposit if they cancel less than 5 days before check-in.