• On Nov 16, 2021
    Jennifer from AR 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 check in on January 16,2022. Can you confirm when we can make dining reservations. Also are they allowing parties of 9 or 10 for dining right now? If not can I make two separate reservations at the same time for smaller parties

    Greetings Jennifer, and welcome to planDisney!

    It sounds like you're assembling a nice-sized crew for your winter getaway. As far as I'm concerned, when it comes to a Walt Disney World vacation, the more the merrier. Since dining reservations are available starting 60 days in advance, your window is now open, so go ahead and make those plans as soon as possible.

    With a group of ten, it might be difficult to move as one throughout your entire visit, but sitting down to enjoy meals together and meeting up to experience a few attractions as a group is a great idea. Consider, for example, taking a cruise on Pirates of the Caribbean (one vessel can carry your entire group!) followed by lunch or dinner at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen

    To make several Advance Dining Reservations around the same time, you'll need to use multiple My Disney Experience accounts. I recommend splitting up into 2 or 3 smaller groups, and when you check in at each restaurant, let the Cast Member know that you would prefer to be seated in the same area. 

    Here's how to make this work. Let's say Thor, Hawkeye, and Spider-Man are three Avengers in a group of 10 who want to enjoy some pizza together at Via Napoli. Thor, Hawkeye, and Spider-Man should each attempt to make a reservation in their individual My Disney Experience accounts for parties of 3-4 as close to the same time as possible. If a party of 4 is too large, they may need to have their friend, Stephen Strange, assist as well, and each reserve a table for 2 or 3. 

    I hope everything works out, Jennifer, and that your whole group can sit and relax together on your visit. Even if you can't reserve all of your preferred meals and times on your first try, I suggest checking back periodically as your trip approaches to try and catch an opening. Thanks for stopping by planDisney en route to your adventure, and if there is anything else we can help you with, don't hesitate to reach out again.

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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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