• On Dec 8, 2019
    Angela from CA 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.

    Hello, I will be booking dining reservations for a party of 9 in a few days for WDW for June 2020. Is that possible?

    Hi Angela!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We love to vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort with our extended family and friends, so traveling with large groups is the norm for us. You can absolutely book a table for a larger group at most dining locations. Advance Dining Reservations can be booked 180 days in advance. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you can make Advance Dining Reservations for your entire stay, up to 10 days, beginning 180 days before check-in. This is one of the many benefits of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. With big groups, that head start on reserving popular locations is a great perk! I recommend getting online to book first thing in the morning for the best selection of reservations. Your 180 day window should open at 6 am Eastern Time for online booking. 

    In my experience, there are occasionally locations that are Disney partner companies, rather than Disney itself, that do not accept reservations for parties larger than 8 when booking through Disney. For example, Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Animal Kingdom Theme Park has this policy. If that is the case, it will tell you this when you try to book online, and you will need to call the restaurant directly. I have always had to do this at Yak & Yeti Restaurant, and still never had difficulty getting a large table.

    If you are unable to get the reservation you were hoping for, check back frequently, as many people do change their plans, and something may open up. Sending you pixie dust Angela, for luck in securing your perfect Advance Dining Reservations!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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