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  • On Jan 15, 2024
    Kelly from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’ve had the hardest time getting a reservation for a party of 5 at most restaurants. I was able to book for 4 and am wondering if my infant can sit on our lap? Or is there someone I can call to add an infant?

    Hi Kelly. Thanks for reaching out to us here at planDisney. I love answering Guest questions, especially ones about dining!

    For your party of 5 to dine at a restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort, you'd have to have a reservation for 5 people, even if the 5th person is an infant that may sit on your lap. Your infant counts towards the capacity limit of the restaurant at which you are eating. To change your party size, find the reservation in your My Disney Experience account or mobile app, select "Modify," change the number of people, and follow the prompts to search for availability. Note that more options may open up closer to your dining dates as Guests are always changing their plans.

    I do want to inform you that at certain times, I have found that when it's time to check in for my reservation on the My Disney Experience mobile app, there is sometimes the option to add 1 more Guest. While this doesn't always happen and isn't guaranteed, if you aren't able to find reservations for 5 people, you may have this option when it comes time to dine. You can also inquire about the possibility of adding another Guest with the Cast Members at the host stand before you check in and they will do their best to accommodate you. Just note that the only way to guarantee your party of 5 will be seated is to have a reservation for a party of 5 so I would still highly recommend checking for openings periodically leading up to your reservation.

    It's so wonderful that you are taking your little one to the Walt Disney World Resort. You will have so many memories of them experiencing some magical firsts that you will cherish for a lifetime! And planDisney has some great resources to help you with planning for your trip with your little one. I highly recommend checking out our Guide to Attractions with Little Ones, our Guide to Dining, our Guide to Planning Your Vacation, and 5 Quick Tips for Vacationing with Your Little One. And, maybe most importantly, check out the planDisney Podcast episode that talks all about visiting the resort with little ones! So much information, so many tips, and so many thoughtful suggestions to help you have the best vacation ever.

    Kelly, best of luck with your advanced dining reservations. Please feel free to reach out directly to me if you have any other questions.

    The smallest things take up the most room in your heart,
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Meet the Panelist: Matt, New Jersey

Well hello there! I'm Matt and I'm a Disney-loving husband, teacher, and uncle from New Jersey. You can often find me tasting my way around an EPCOT festival, rope-dropping Magic Kingdom Park, or conquering all of the Disney Mountains. I can't wait to help you reach out and find your happily ever after on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Matt

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