• On Aug 14, 2021
    Kelly from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! When making character reservations do I add the children under 2 to the number of people in the party? Is there a way to have a larger parter at two tables close to each other in order to get a reservation if larger groups are not available?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to planDisney, Kelly. We're delighted to hear you're planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort! We'd love to help you plan a magical trip.

     Booking a Character Dining Experience is a must-do for my family's Disney vacations. What could be better than incredible food and the unforgettable company of beloved Disney Characters, all in one place?

     You ask excellent questions about booking a Character Dining Experience at the Disneyland Resort. It's important to include everyone in your party in the reservation, even the little ones who are under the age of 2. If you find better luck booking two reservations for two smaller parties rather than one large party, that shouldn't be a problem! I once traveled with my extended family of 14, and there were several instances in which we had to book two dining reservations at the same time for our one large party. When we arrived at the check-in stand, we simply told the Cast Member there that we were one party and that we preferred to be seated together. It sometimes meant a bit of a wait, but we were always seated together at one large table or at two tables next to one another. 

     I hope this was helpful, Kelly. Please let us know if you have any other questions about your visit to the Disneyland Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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