• On Mar 13, 2023
    Beverly from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When I go to make a reservation for 1, it will state that there is no availability. When I put in 2 people, all the sudden there are available times. I am wondering why it's not possible to book for 1 person? Seems a bit unfair.

    Hey there, hi there, Beverly! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with your question!

    It is definitely less than magical that you're having a hard time making Advance Dining Reservations for one, and I'm so sorry to hear it. I have the best memories of my solo trip to Walt Disney World Resort, and sitting quietly and soaking in all the magic (and delicious food) during my dining experiences was one of my favorite parts! Beverly, pixie-dusted party of one, let's chat about your options!

    While I am not sure why the dining reservation system is having a harder time finding a table for one than a table for two, I agree that it seems odd, and I completely understand your frustration. But if you're having more luck reserving a table for two Guests at a restaurant, I recommend booking it! After all, whether you're a party of one or a party of two, you'll likely be seated at a two-top table. Don't feel like having a dining partner? Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries!" In my experience, even if you're the only Guest to check in for your dining reservation, you can still be seated and enjoy your magical meal. Just let the Cast Member at the restaurant podium know that you will actually be a party of one.

    If you still want fantastic dining options without a reservation, I recommend checking out the lounges around Walt Disney World Resort! Some of my favorites are Enchanted Rose at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Nomad Lounge at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in EPCOT, and The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge in Disney's Hollywood Studios. They're the perfect places to enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail and fine dining in a more casual setting. And no Advance Dining Reservations are needed! Bon appetit!

    I hope this was helpful, Beverly, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth, full of food and fun! Please stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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