Ok, I am new to this board and to Disney planning, please tell me (nicely ) if I am just being brain-dead. I see that the schedule for parks hours and extended hours does not come out until 3 months ahead of time. However, we need to make dining reservations (for the best spots) 180 days in advance. Is there any way to plan these to align so that we are in the park on the appropriate days? Or is the answer just to bite the bullet, get the park hopper option and plan to travel around as necessary?