Couples at Citricos
  • On Nov 1, 2022
    Jessica from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can my husband and I both log into separate devices at the start of our 60 day window to simultaneously make reservations for our whole family? We would be looking at different restaurants for openings. Thanks!

    Hi there, Jessica - welcome back to planDisney!

    It's great to see you here again with another question. I hope that means we've been helpful!

    What you're describing sounds like a great approach to more efficiently search for the Advance Dining Reservations that are most important for your crew. Let's just make sure you have everything set up for success! This will work well if both you and your husband have your own My Disney Experience accounts, are linked to each other as Family & Friends, and are also both linked to the other Guests in your party that you want to include in your reservations. Ultimately that's what you'll want, but to be honest, having your own separate accounts is all that's actually required! Here are some tips to add some additional flexibility to your planning ...

    Guests aren't able to make or hold more than one dining reservation during any two-hour window. For example, if you have a reservation for 'Ohana at 11 a.m., you and any Guests who are formally listed on that reservation will not be able to make or hold another dining reservation between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. that same day.

    The good news is that you don't actually have to formally include everyone when you make a dining reservation! You're more than welcome to leave all Guests (other than yourself) as generic Guest 2, Guest 3, and so on. Unlike other reservations for your Resort hotel or Genie+ Lightning Lane selections, for example, dining reservations only need to be formally attached to one Guest - the one making the reservation. So, if there are six Guests in your party, you can make a reservation for six that will list you as a Guest by name, but the other five "seats" at your table don't have to be assigned. Any of those five Guests are now still free to make a dining reservation at around the same time because they aren't yet listed as a Guest on the reservation you made.

    This gives you a bit more flexibility and reduces the need for communication when planning with others. For example, when we travel with our runDisney friends for a race weekend, we all try separately to book as many great dining reservations as we can when our booking window opens. Then, when we have some time to coordinate later in the week, we compare and decide if we want to cancel any overlapping reservations. At that point, we modify the reservation using the Update Party link in the My Disney Experience Mobile App to formally add everyone to the reservations we keep!

    This has also come in handy when someone in our crew stumbles across an amazing hard-to-get reservation. Even if we already have something planned at that time, if not everyone is listed on that existing reservation, one of us can quickly snag that new exciting reservation without taking the time to cancel our existing plan first. Saving those few minutes could make all the difference! Of course, always cancel any plans you don't intend to keep as soon as possible so they are available for other Guests!

    I know this was a long-winded answer, but I hope it is helpful. Please stop by any time with more questions!

    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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