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  • On Oct 27, 2022
    Roslyn from IA 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 to change name on dining reservation? My dad & I are going to WDW the same day, but will be at different parks. He made a reservation under my name at his park, it overlaps my dining reservation at my park. Can this be solved without calling?

    Hiya Roslyn,

    Welcome to planDisney! How fun that you and your dad are both going to be at Walt Disney World at the same time. Family vacations at Walt Disney World Resort are so memorable, and even though you will be at different Theme Parks, I'm sure it will still be extra magical to be there together.

    The only thing that can sometimes be less magical is coordinating different reservations for multiple people. Although My Disney Experience makes it easier, I have been in a similar situation as you before. Unfortunately, once the reservation is booked, you can only change the primary party member on the reservation if you cancel and make it again. But your question does give me a follow-up thought. Typically the system will alert you that you have a conflicting reservation and request that you change it before letting you confirm an additional reservation. Still, if you are showing both your father's reservation and yours, it wasn't viewed as conflicting. In this case, there may be no need to call a Cast Member at all. Guests often make dining reservations for other family members, so your father would still be able to go to his reservation without you being present, and you could go to yours. He would need to give your name and, to be safe, have the confirmation number handy. Now, if you are having difficulty making your reservation due to his, you should call a Cast Member at that point. They can help advise you on how best to cancel and modify the reservations so that everything works out "practically perfect in every way."

    I hope this was helpful, Roslyn! Thank you so much for visiting us!

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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