Here's what Mouse Extra says:
According to this morning’s Mouse Planet park update for Walt Disney World, it appears Disney may be making a change to their dining reservations system. Apparently they are going back to a 90 day window for advanced booking, from the 180 day window that currently exists. There will be three exceptions, Chef Mickey’s, Cinderella’s Royal Table, and Victoria and Alberts.
It’s about time. This is great news and a great decision should it come to pass. I always thought that having to book restaurants half a year before you go on vacation was absolutely absurd. For one thing, I don’t always plan my trips that far out and I know others don’t either. If you booked your trip any less than six months away you don’t get a fair shake at decent ressies. That seemed like an awful stiff price to pay for not knowing if you had the vacation time or funds to go on a trip that far in advance.
My extended family and I are scheduled to go to Walt Disney World in January, and it is amazing to me that we are trying to figure out where we are going to eat now. Let’s hope this change is made and in the future we can take our time a bit more.