• On Nov 11, 2016
    Carlos from Estado de Mexico Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I made my dinner reservations for 4 people...but in a happy last minute decision, we have another guest coming. I tried changing my reservations to 5 people but it shifts up my whole plans! Is it possible for 5 people to show up in a 4 people reserve?

    Hello and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am always the first to recommend changing your guest party reservation number should another person decide to join in on the fun.  This is a sure way to guarantee that there are no issues that come with your dining reservation.  Now with that being said, I can tell you that I have had a Cast Member tell me once that they seldom turn away a party with a reservation that have an extra person or two whom show-up without notice.  They usually try to accommodate the extra guests.  Is this a hundred percent guarantee?  Well, because I have never tested this scenario, I cannot tell you that they will seat your extra party guest. However, I do believe that the Cast Members are not going to turn away a party with a reservation because of an extra person.  If this still worries you, then I highly recommend revisiting your dining reservations and making the necessary changes.  

    Diane's Tip of the Day:  Looking for some unique shopping and dining experiences?  Then visit the new and beautiful Disney Springs area while on your Walt Disney World vacation. 

    Have a MAGICAL day and "SEE YOUR REAL SOON!"

    ~Diane G.  
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Texas

Hello! My name is Diane and I am a mother of three great boys (ages 21, 17 and 16) and a fantastic wife from the great state of Texas!   A Walt Disney World vacation will leave you with many beautiful memories to last a lifetime. Learn More About Diane

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