Making your dining reservations at Disney at 180 days out is a must!! Make sure that you mark your calendars!! Use this great tool to help you know what is the best day: http://pscalculator.net/pscalc.php It is an invaluable tool!!
Here are some important things to do PRIOR to your 180 day date:
1-Set up your My Disney Experience Account https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/registration/
2-Make sure your entire party is listed on your account OR all the different family accounts are linked together
3-Make sure to have a valid credit card listed-it is required to make the reservation
4-Be prepared for dining reservations that can require a paid in full at time of booking like Cinderella’s Royal Table , unless you are on the right dining plan
5-Make sure a cell phone number is listed
6-Know if and of your party has food allergies
Make sure you know which park/resort you are going to be in and what your dining choices are. Another important thing is that if you are on site you can make the dining reservations at 180 days of you arrival date and for up to 10 days! If off site it is at each 180 day mark.
The best way to do it is on line and that start promptly at 6 AM EST. Be ready!! You can start calling in at 7 AM, 407-939-2625. Just remember you will be 1 hour behind everybody else.
Don’t overlook getting a dining reservation with the night time celebration/fireworks reserved seating included. It will save you a Fastpass and so much more!
Also, make sure to check out the menus to make sure you will have food choices for everyone in your dining party. I suggest http://allears.net/dining/menu
Happy dining and good luck getting your dining reservations!!!