We have booked our first trip to disney land, we are travelling August next year and made the desicion to go for 3 weeks. We will be staying in Sarratoga springs as this worked out slightly cheaper as it had the free DDP. Now I have a couple of questions, we want to use our DDP to go to the character meals and shows etc and for breakfast using the counter service option. How important is it that I book my table reservations before I leave obviously I dont need to book counter service meals but do I really need to book table service meals 6 months in advance, as we have never been there before how are we to know where we want to eat and when we want to eat. We have a plan of the activities we want to do and dont really want to work them around restaraunts but will have to if it is the only way. We have made a plan of what we want to do its just a guide untill we find out park opening times and show times etc so we can work them around the days but for now this is what we have how does it look: Day 1 Arrive, shops, pool Day 2 Universal Day 3 Sea World Day 4 Magic Kingsdom Day 5 Aquatica Day 6 Outside excursion will decide out there Day 7 Rest day / trip to daytona beach Day 8 Blizzard Beach water park Day 9 Magic Kingdom Day 10 Epcot Day 11 Universal Day 12 Hollywood Studios Day 13 Animal Kingdom Day 14 Kennedy Space Center Day 15 Gator Land Day 16 Rest day Day 17 Epcot Day 18 Typhoon Lagoon water park Day 19 Outside Excursion will decide out there Day 20 Magic Kingdom Day 21 Shops packing and home Now this is the main thing that we want to make sure we do each day but if the day is hot we can go back to the resort to rest and go back or somewhere else later on but can decide that as we go as long as we do the main activity its all good.