• On May 18, 2021
    Martha from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I add a guest to a dining restaurant?

    I’ve been in this situation many times, Martha. It’s extra fun when a family member or friend decides to join us for a meal, but it’s not always easy to make that change to the dining reservation.

    There really isn’t a way to “add a Guest” to an existing dining reservation. Rather, you’d need to check for a new reservation with the updated number of Guests in the dining party. If it's available, book it. As part of the process, the system will prompt you to cancel the previous reservation. You may find that a reservation for the new party size is not available. If that’s the case, don’t lose hope just yet and don’t cancel the reservation unless you are willing to lose out on that dining experience.

    Here’s what I recommend: if you’ll be at Walt Disney World for a day or two before the reservation, you might try stopping in at the podium of the restaurant and asking the Cast Member if he or she can accommodate one extra Guest. That may be a possibility and it’s the easiest fix. If not, you can also make one last attempt at the time of the dining reservation by showing up with the extra party member. If you choose this route, it’s important to prepare that extra person for the possibility of being turned away. Of course, the Cast Members will do everything they can to grant your request, but it’s not a guarantee.

    I’m sending pixie-dusted wishes your way, Martha, for success with your dining reservation change!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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