For those uninitiated types, Disney opens up the dining reservation (aka "ADR") window a full 180 days prior to your arrival. One of the perks of staying on-site is that you get to book at the 180+10 mark. This means that, 180 days prior to your arrival, you can book for up to 10 full days of your trip. Essentially, I need April 1 to arrive so that I can book our ADRs for the whole trip.
With me so far? Good. Because this can be a bit confusing, if you've never been Disney-crazy before. After all, what moron plans out what they're going to have for dinner, six months in advance? As my Maddie says ... "Who has two thumbs and has issues? THIS GIRL, RIGHT HERE!"
So, today is March 16. My ADR date is April 1. I have approximately two weeks to get this trip planned (what park what day, then what dining what day).
And Disney, in their infinite wisdom, has not published the October park hours yet.
Doesn't the Mouse know that a girl's got NEEDS? And by that I mean "an OCD-like propensity to plan out her trip, a full six months in advance"? I mean, I need to know what nights MNSSHP will be (hint: if Magic Kingdom closes at 7 PM, that's a party night). I need to know when Extra Magic Hours will be, so that I can avoid that park. And most importantly, I need to know what night I'm going to plan my DATE NIGHT.
Come on, Mickey. Give a momma a little love here, please.