• On Oct 6, 2021
    Monica from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I make a dinner reservation for people not in my planning group?

    Hi Monica,

    Welcome to planDisney!

    It sounds like you are quite the organized planner! To make a reservation for another Guest, that person would need to be connected with you through your My Family & Friends List in My Disney Experience. When I am helping a friend or family member make reservations, I will make the reservation, select the friend or family member as the lead guest and then leave the other names as Guest on the reservation. After the reservation is made, it links to the friend or family member's account and they can modify/update the Guests' names on the reservation.

    When making a reservation for a friend or family member, I also have to ask them to check the credit card being used to guarantee the reservation and to change that credit card if it is mine. I ask this because if someone fails to show up for a dining reservation, the credit card being used to guarantee that reservation may be charged a fee.  So, I make sure the family member or friend is aware of this fee so that they change the credit card on the reservation and/or cancel so that the card is not charged.

    As you continue to plan, be sure to make Disney Park Pass system reservations and advanced dining reservations. Currently, the advanced dining reservation window is 60-days prior to your visit. We have a trip coming up in December and I am so excited because we were able to make a reservation for Space 220 Restaurant. Be sure to have the My Disney Experience Mobile App downloaded so that you can use all of the new features of Disney Genie service.

    Monica, make those dining reservations carefully. California Grill is one of my favorite dining locations because the views of Magic Kingdom from atop Disney's Contemporary Resort are stunning!

    Magic and memories,

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