Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Jul 25, 2023
    Nicola Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are booking the swan and dolphin hotel as a surprise for my Mum and Dad for their 45th anniversary. I have read you get priority to book restaurants such as Chef Mickeys. Would that only be for a table of 2 or would they be able to book for all 8 of us?

    Hi Nicola! Welcome to planDisney!

    What a fun way to celebrate 45 years of marriage! Getting your family together at the Most Magical Place on Earth sounds like a perfect idea! I'm sure your mom and dad are going to not only be surprised but so excited to celebrate with you all!

    Advanced Dining Reservations open up 60 days in advance for all Guests visiting Walt Disney World. While there is no priority booking available, you will have an advantage when staying at select resorts and hotels. When staying at a Disney Resorts hotel or the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, you can make Advanced Dining Reservations for your entire length of stay (up to 10 days). This will give you a better chance to snag some of the hard-to-get reservations later in your stay.

    Many table-service dining locations will be able to accommodate up to eight Guests. Make sure to select the correct number when making your reservation. Chef Mickey's is one of my family's favorite places to eat for both breakfast and dinner. Not only is the food plentiful, but the character interactions are some of the best. Also, if you're looking for an additional character dining meal, try making a reservation at Garden Grill Restaurant. This dining location is located in EPCOT and offers one of the more unique experiences. The dining room rotates very slowly in a circular motion during your meal and gives you a chance to see parts of the Living with the Land attraction as you go by. You are also greeted by Chip 'n' Dale and have a delicious family-style meal served for you to enjoy. 

    Nicola, I hope you have a magical time celebrating this momentous occasion with your family! You are bound to make the most amazing memories during this wonderful surprise trip!

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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