ADRs vs EMH – how to plan?

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reservations' started by Chynasmom, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Chynasmom

    Chynasmom Mouseketeer

    Nov 10, 2010
    So we can make ADRs 180 days (roughly 6 months) before our date of arrival. But they seem to publish the EMH schedule 3-4 months ahead. So our planned pre-park-opening breakfast at (for example) Crystal Palace might lose a lot of it’s “Woot!” factor* if it turns out that MK has a morning EMH that day. If I had known that day was going to be an early EMH, I might have planned for a rope drop/commando morning, followed by a lateish CRT lunch and then naps & resort-lounging in the afternoon and evening.

    How do people factor in EMH when making super-advanced ADRs? :confused3

    *As in “Woot! The park is so empty! We can take lovely pictures of us and the castle with no one around!” :banana:
  2. vicki_c

    vicki_c DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2007
    Disney publishes the EMHs at the same time as the park hours, around 6 months ahead of time.

    Sometimes they add extra EMHs closer to the dates, if bookings warrant it.
    If you are going at a peak time (like Christmas week / Easter week), expect EMHs at MK and AK every day - 7 and 8 AM even if they are not on the calendar yet.

    But other than those type of adds - the EMH hours are published with the park hours.

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