• On Jan 19, 2018
    Karen from ON 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, I found a dinner res at Crystal Palace on date/time required but its for a party of 5; we are party of 4. There is no workable time for a party of 4. May I make the res anyway for 5 and just pay for 5 people? Consequences to doing this? Thank you

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Karen!

    I'm thrilled you are planning some delightful Disney meals during your visit! Nothing gets me quite as excited, or gives me such a rumbly in my tumbly, as planning and dreaming about Disney food! 

    Karen, ideally you will want to book your reservations for the number of guests that will be dining so the restaurant can plan accordingly. But if all you are finding for your desired date and time is a reservation for five, go ahead and book it. You can always modify your reservation after you book it.  There is no penalty if there are less people in your party than what you reserved for. The only penalty is if you don't show up or cancel within the allotted 24-hour cancellation window.

    Pixie dust your way as you continue planning and booking your dining wish list. Pro-tip! If you don't see availability at first glance, keep checking back. Guests often make changes to their plans and availability will pop up, even as close as the day before your desired date. 

    Have a magical day and see ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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