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12-26-2006, 04:14 PM
What is it? Can anyone request it?? I read a post about requesting a specific location for a character dinner - is that what priority seating is?? Thanks in advance, I'm new!!

12-26-2006, 04:39 PM
Priority Seating (also refered to on the boards as ADR- Advanced Dining Reservations) is available to anyone. Basically it is like making a reservation, but priority seating means they are not actually holding a physical table for you for the time you have booked (because it's Disney and people do tend to show up early or late) so they will get the next available table for your party size as close to the time you are booked for.

If you are staying at Disney hotel you can book dining 180 days before your checkin day +10 days beyond that so you can book all your dining at once. If you are staying off property you can book them 180 days from the date that you want the reservation for. You can call 407-WDW-DINE and they can assist you. A lot of the character meals and some of the more popular restaurants fill up fast, so ADR's (priorty seatings) are highly recommended. It is always a good idea to get a game plan, see what restaurants you Really want to experience and book those so that you know you will be able to get in.

And Welcome to the DIS...

12-26-2006, 05:26 PM
Here is a good site:

12-26-2006, 05:27 PM
You can make your reservations by calling 1-407-WDW-DINE (407 939-3463), or by calling CRO on 407 934-7639. You will be given a confirmation number, which you should make a note of & take with you. You can phone 7am-10pm weekdays, and 7am-8pm weekends & holidays.

12-27-2006, 08:45 AM
You may also make your ADR's (Advanced Dining Reservations, the term which has replaced PS) 180 days before your arrival day.
Many restaurants fill quickly for desired times of the day, so keep this in mind if there is somewhere you really want to eat.

12-27-2006, 10:03 AM
As was said, its simply "reservations." Disney used to call this "Priority Seating" - then about four years ago changed the term to Advanced Dining Reservations. Now apparently Disney themselves uses the industry standard term "Reservations" - or all three terms interchangably, depending on the CM you get. Likewise, around here they are used interchangably, depending on how many years the poster has been going to Disney and how adaptable they are to new words.

While you can make your reservations 180 days out - and making them six months out may be important for some specific meals, particularly if you want a certain time or have a large party, the majority of meals are bookable much closer to your trip.