• On Dec 30, 2018
    Jill from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have dining reservations for our trip in February. Now my husband is joining us and there is no availability for 3 at the restaurants we planned going to. Can I bring an extra person to a dining reservation and still be seated?

    Hi Jill!

    Great question!  I have had an unexpected friend or family member show up last minute numerous times where I couldn't get advance dining reservations to cover the additional person.  There are a few ways to try and figure this out.  The first would be to play with the reservation numbers when trying to book a new reservation.  Instead of trying to book for 3, try 2 or 4.  If you're able to find a table for 2, you can call and adjust the number to 1 and then let the host/hostess know when you arrive that you'll need to combine your reservations to a party of 3.  If you're able to book a table for 4, call and adjust it down to 3 and then cancel your original reservation for 2.  You are more likely to find availability closer to your reservation date as Guests are finalizing plans and cancelling reservations.  The last way is to show up and hope for some pixie dust.  Explain the situation that your husband was able to join and ask if he can be added to your reservation.  In my experience, it has never been a problem when I have had an unexpected Guest or two show up, but do keep in mind that it is at the discretion of the restaurant as they have to abide by the maximum occupancy of the restaurant.  

    Have a magical day!
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I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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