If you have an upcoming Disney trip and are considering making Advanced Dining Reservations (or ADR's), listen up! Currently ADR's can be made 90 days in advance. However, starting October 27, Disney has decided to again extend that booking window to 180 days. Disney made the switch from 180-days down to 90 days last year and now apparently has decided to switch back.
So far, there's no official word as to why Disney decided to return to the 180-day window.
What this means for anyone with travel dates this winter and spring is that October 27 will become a very busy day. An entire 90 days worth of bookings will open up on a single day. Be prepared for the WDW Dining line (407-WDW-DINE) to be very busy and for the new online booking pages to be overwhelmed, especially with Disney's latest offer to extend free dining until December.
It will be more important than ever to be ready at 7 a.m. on October 27th. If, by chance, the 90-day window for your upcoming trip opens up BEFORE October 27, I highly recommend making your ADR's before the hoard starts booking on the 27th.
As more information comes in about this topic, I'll let you know.