• On Oct 8, 2020
    Cassandra from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My baby is one year old, so when I book for dining, do I count her as one seat? I have a family of 5, or should I reserve as a family of 4 since my last baby is 1 year old?

    Hey Cassandra!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

    It looks like you’re gearing up for a wonderful New Year’s Eve trip at the Most Magical Place on Earth! You’ve brought your question here just in time for your 60 day Dining Reservation booking window. 

    Counting your one year old as part of your dining party could go one of two ways. If you had a party of three or four then it wouldn’t really matter because you would be seated at a four top table anyway. But seeing that you’ll have five total and if you only put four down on the reservation, then the restaurant will plan on seating you at a four top. That could be ok if the one year old was going to sit on a lap the whole time. But if you’re going to want the one year to have their own seat at the table in say a high chair or maybe asleep in a carrier on the high chair or chair, then you’re definitely going to want to say five guests for the reservation. If it were me, I would say five guests no matter what so that I had that option if I needed it. It’s hard to say if your one year will want to sit in a high chair a couple of months from now.

    If you're looking for that perfect dining experience for the little one, I highly recommend you choose character dining as one of the meals on your trip. As of right now you can choose from  Topolinos Terrace- Flavors of the Riviera, Garden Grill Restaurant, and the newly added Chef Mickey’s! Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Topolinos Terrace- Flavors of the Riviera is by far my favorite character dining experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. Character meals are a bit different these days to ensure everyone’s safety, but rest assured that the characters are still eager to see you and the Disney Magic is still there.

    Well Cassandra, I hope this information finds you well and you have the Best Trip Ever!

    Remember, always believe in the Magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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