• On Jun 5, 2017
    Taylor from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! My family is traveling to WDW on Christmas this year! We are looking for recommendations for Christmas dinner for a group of 20 people! It doesn't have to be a specific park just looking for somewhere we can all go together with Deluxe Dining plan!

    Hi Taylor,

    What a merry gathering you're planning! Large group reservations can be a bit challenging at many Walt Disney World restaurants, especially on a holiday, so it is good that you are doing some homework before the 180-day reservation window opens.

    You will find that the character dining buffets such as Chef Mickey'sCrystal Palace and Hollywood & Vine accept reservations for large parties online. A few other restaurants do as well, including Whispering Canyon Cafe, 'Ohana, Restaurant Marrakesh and Biergarten.

    On a number of occasions, I've made reservations for large groups such as yours. When restaurants don't accept reservations for parties that large, my friend and I have each made a reservation for 10 at the same time. Sometimes, we've been able to combine our reservations into one large table by arriving early at the restaurant or calling in advance. Other times, our parties has been placed at tables near each other. We have done this at Boma, Yachtsman, Rose and Crown, Trail's End, The Wave and a few others.  

    I suggest you decide what your top choices are and try for your reservation right at 7 a.m. on the day Christmas reservations become available. You may find it easier to call Disney Dining at 407.939.3463. If there's a long wait to speak to a cast member, I'd sign search online during the wait. (I'm a proponent of the full-court press when Disney dining reservations are at stake.)

    I hope that's helpful, Taylor. Thanks for your question and please let us know if you have any more questions. Enjoy your holiday with your family!

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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