Yay! Your Disney vacation is just around the corner!
Starting 180 days out you can make Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) for the length of your stay (up to 10 days). These reservations include popular table service meals like Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest restaurants, fun events like VIP dessert parties, and special activities like horse carriage rides, Pirate's League and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
I'll be including some special activities below that may be of interest to you but the sky really is the limit with Disney offerings and things are always changing so there's much more in store! This link gives a great overview of what’s available.
Please note that some reservations require the payment be made in full at time of reserving and most require a credit card to hold the reservation. If your vacation package includes having me book your ADRs, you will need to fill out the CC authorization form BEFORE your ADR day. You will also need to schedule a date to discuss your ADR wishes approximately a week ahead of your ADR day and provide me with your My Disney Experience (MDE) app username and password.
Many of the popular reservations are hard to get (even at the 180 day mark) so it is very important to plan early and get these made!
Some Hicks family favorites include:
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. A super fun makeover experience for ages 3-12. Available at Magic Kingdom castle (great to pair with a Cinderella’s Royal Table reservation) or at Disney Springs (perfect for a non-park day).
Cinderella’s Royal Table. What could be more royal than eating in the castle? Not much can top eating with the princesses while overlooking Fantasy Land out the castle windows. It’s truly a magical experience. We love pairing this with Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for an early morning in the parks. The early reservation gets you into the parks and a behind the scenes pass to be able to enjoy the castle without the crowd. (Can use two table service dining credits from Disney Dining Plan or Deluxe Dining Plan. You will re refunded the price at time of meal.)
VIP Dessert Parties. This were absolutely worth the cost for us! We experienced Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party in Magic Kingdom and it was truly spectacular. The Magic Kingdom Fireworks show is a MUST for any Disney vacation and getting to sit in the VIP section makes it that much more amazing. We also really enjoyed Fantasmic! (You can also book a Fantasmic Dining package.) Although this show could also be experienced with a Fastpass without the desserts (though it does include an alcoholic beverage for legal adults and enough treats to make a meal out of so we would do it again as well!).