• On Jan 12, 2022
    Heather from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We are so excited for our upcoming trip. We are almost at the 60 day mark for booking dining but I’m getting a little overwhelmed. We have a party of 6, 4, and another 4 staying off site. Can I book dining for everyone? I’m thinking of a 6/8 combo.

    Howdy Heather - thanks so much for stopping by planDisney!

    I love food, so of course, dining is one of my favorite parts of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Planning ahead with advanced dining reservations is always a great idea, especially when you have a larger crew. Based on your question, it sounds like you've already been thinking about all of your options - great work!

    In my experience, finding reservations for larger groups of Guests can sometimes be a challenge, but there are usually great options available, especially if you are flexible with timing or location. For example, some smaller or more popular dining venues, such as Be Our Guest Restaurant, may have less availability to accommodate larger groups, while spots like Biergarten Restaurant in EPCOT's World Showcase and Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom Park tend to have more flexibility in accommodating larger parties.

    As you mention, the key is making your advanced dining reservations 60 days prior to your arrival, either online (usually starting at 6:00 a.m.) or, when available, by calling (407) WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) starting at 7:00 a.m. This applies to all Guests, but as a Disney Resort hotel Guest, you are able to make advance dining reservations for your party's entire stay (up to 10 days) at that time. If you aren't able to secure a single reservation for your large group, you can always choose to make multiple reservations for the same or similar times, including anyone in your party. In my experience, some dining locations have even been able to seat my two reservations at nearby tables!

    While I love advance dining reservations, our crew also likes to use Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering to coordinate some of our meals and snacks together. This is especially useful for larger groups, during busier meal times, or when you don't have a dining reservation but do have rumbling tummies. Even if your crew is spread out across a theme park, you can all use Mobile Order to select the same arrival time window and then converge as a larger group to pick up your food and dine together!

    The magic is only a couple of months away! Please let me know if any other questions arise that I can assist with.

    Ryan J.

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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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