• On Mar 16, 2021
    Savannah from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Howdy! My friends and I are headed to WDW in 3 weeks and we have some local friends wanting to meet us for a meal while we are there. Is it possible for our friends to meet with us at our resort hotel and eat with us (they won't be visiting the parks)?

    Howdy Savannah! Welcome back to planDisney, and I'm so glad that you'll soon be our guest at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    It sounds like you have some fun times ahead! I love sharing the magic of Disney with my best pals. Your local friends can certainly visit you at your resort hotel, but it's best to plan ahead to ensure a smooth arrival process. Recently, I stopped by to join friends for a meal in their Disney Vacation Club villa when I was staying with family members who reside near Mickey Mouse, and it wasn't a problem at all.  

    On the day of their visit, I recommend letting the front desk of your resort know you are expecting company, and provide their names and approximate arrival time. That way, when your guests pull up to the parking gate, the attendant will be prepared. They will need to give the name of the lead Guest on your resort reservation, or if you have an Advanced Dining Reservation at a table-service restaurant, that will also work to give them access. 

    I hope you have a wonderful visit with your friends! There are so many fantastic places to share a meal in the Disney Resorts Collection; I love that there is such a great variety to choose from. Whether you want a fancy night out at the California Grill or a more casual, yet also delicious experience at Kona Café, there's something for everyone. Be sure to check out some great ideas from some of my fellow panelists for what to order at a few of our favorite places. Thanks again for stopping by, Savannah, and we'll see ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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