180 or 190?


#1

First timer question: We're going to WDW on Black Friday, staying @ Poly Villas. Just rec'd a booklet in the mail from Disney. The last page gives me 5/28/17 as the date that I can start booking my ADR's. That's fine since it's a Sunday and I won't be at work. However, everything I've been reading states I can book 190 days in advance if staying onsite (which falls on 5/18/17). I'm confused. Is the 190 days in reference to the last day of my stay (we depart 12/2)? I have taken vacation the week of the 18th partly for dealing with this stuff! Want to be sure which day my ADR window opens!

Also, booklet gives 9/25/17 as my 60 day window...FPP's can be made before online check in, right?


#2

At 180 days from your first day, you can book up to 10 days of ADRs.

And FPP can be done before online check in because that's optional.


#3

FPP and online check in are separate.
Book your FPP at 60 days.


#4

So 5/28 is the day I need to get up early! Hoping to get a few hard to get ADR's so will plan those for the latter days of the trip. I will use the vacation from work to really get the plans fixed, park hours should be up by then, along with MVMCP tix on sale.

Thanks for your help!


#5

Book your hardest to get ADRs first, then move on to the easier ones.
I made a list of the restaurant, the date and the time I wanted and put them in order of priority.

Do the same thing with FPPs.... especially if you are trying to get FPP for FEA.