• On Aug 20, 2021
    Amanda from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What's the best way to book dining reservations for a party of 9 people?

    Greetings Amanda, and welcome to planDisney! It's almost time to assemble your crew for some fall fun at the Disneyland Resort

    You're going to have so much fun enjoying the theme parks with a large group, and sitting down for a few meals is a great way to spend time together. I just recently visited with extended family, and even though we split up a lot during the day, we had dinner as a group most nights. It was a fun and relaxing way to recap our adventures and discuss the next day's itinerary. 

    With a party of 9, you'll want to have two people in your group make dining reservations for the same time or within 15-30 minutes of one another. If 10 of the Avengers want to dine with Minnie Mouse and friends at the Plaza Inn, for example, Spider-Man should make a reservation for 5 superheroes at 9:00, and Thor should make another one for a party of 5 for any available time between 8:45 and 9:15. When they check in, they'll let the Cast Member know they'd like to sit as close together as possible.

    My family of 10 had two or three reservations for each of our meals during our vacation, and we tried to coordinate times as best we could. My mom, my sister, and I each made reservations, and when we arrived at a restaurant, we requested tables near each other and were successful nearly every time. You might have a better chance for more seating options if you reserve the earliest time in a meal period. Best wishes finding tables and times that work for you!

    I hope you have a fantastic fall getaway, Amanda! Be sure to review the latest health and safety updates and download the latest version of the Disneyland app before you go. Thanks for stopping by planDisney, and have a magical day!

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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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