The right dining reservations and Fastpasses can make a big difference for your Disney experience!
Remember dining reservations start at 180 days out-if staying on site on the 180 day mark you can make reservations for up to the 10 consecutive days (most peole stay a week so you can make all of them)!! If staying off site, you will need to get up each day at the 180 day mark to make the dining reservation.
Fastpass reservations are 60 days out for on site guests and you can make them for your entire visit. If staying off site then you can make them at 30 days out. Remember if off site you will need to get up at each 30 day mark to make your reservations. Note- Once in parks and you use your three Fastpasses you can get another one.
All the reservations will be linked into your My Disney Experience to keep track of them.
I use this link to keep track:http://pscalculator.net/pscalc.php , REMINDER: If staying on site Disney will mail you a card to let you know the dates as well. Also, you can get information on your My Disney Experience. Enjoy!!