dlr dining 06' ; family dining for dinner; mom; dad; son; daughter; multigenerational;
  • On Feb 20, 2024
    Lyndsey from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are going to Disneyland with a large party of 10. We are making 2 separate dining reservations for parties of 5 for each dinner. What are the chances we will be able to combine our tables at each restaurant or sit close to each other?

    Hello, Lyndsey!

    Thanks so much for bringing a question about your upcoming vacation to us at planDisney. It sounds like you’re going to have a blast with your big group exploring the Happiest Place on Earth!

    I’m glad to hear you’re thinking about making dining reservations for your party, and splitting into two smaller reservations is a smart strategy because finding tables for parties of more than six can be difficult in my experience. The ability to combine tables or sit near each other really depends on many factors, such as where you’re dining and how busy the restaurant is at that time. My advice is to arrive at the restaurant a bit earlier than your reservation time (with your whole party present) so you can politely explain the situation to a Cast Member at the check-in stand and make your request for combined or adjacent tables. Ultimately, this decision is at the discretion of the Cast Members at each dining location, so make sure everyone in your group is aware of the possibility that you will need to sit separately. I also recommend making a plan in advance of how you’ll split your party to avoid any issues when you’re about to be seated. Perhaps you can rotate who sits with whom at the various dinners so everyone gets a chance to visit with each other. 

    Lindsey, keep in mind that you can link the theme park tickets for your whole group to your Disneyland mobile app if you all plan to utilize Disney Genie+ during your time in the parks.
    Often, my group picks one person to be in charge of making the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane selections for everyone to streamline the process. However, any responsible person in your party can link all the tickets to their phone in case you want to split up and visit different attractions at the same time or share the responsibility of booking Lightning Lanes. 

    I hope this information is helpful, Lyndsey, and that your group’s vacation is pixie-dusted to perfection! Please feel free to ask us any other questions you may have as your visit to the Disneyland Resort approaches.

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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