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Old 08-16-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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Be Our Guest Restaurant Reservations

You can make reservations for Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom® Park beginning at noon on Aug. 20 by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
Online reservations start August 22.
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Thanks for the heads up.
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I saw yesterday on the Disney Food Blog where they changed the time to 7am. I don't think it mentioned online reservations...
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Thanks for the heads up! I'm hoping to make an ADR for our December trip, and had forgotten (shocking!) that reservations for Be Our Guest were opening up soon. Hope we can get one!
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I called Disney Reservations and was told by them that reservations over the phone will be taken as of 7AM on Monday, Aug 20th. Online reservations will start on Aug 22nd.
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Yay thinking we will be doing this for January!!! Thanks for heads up!!
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Ack--just had to change my wake up time for tomorrow!
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