• On Mar 31, 2019
    Krystal from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I’m trying to make dining reservations. We are a family of 7, but we have 2 infants. Do I need to include them in my party size since they aren’t eating?

    Hello, Krystal. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    I'm glad you are thinking about making dining reservations for when you and your family are on vacation at Walt Disney World. The best places really do fill up quickly. When making your reservation, you will want to include even the babies that aren't eating on your reservation. Due to Florida state law, restaurants even at Walt Disney World are only allowed so many people inside - eating or not. This is for the safety and comfort of all Guests. You'll also want a big enough table for your family to be comfortable during your meal. Typically strollers are asked to be left outside of the restaurant in the designated stroller parking areas. However, if your infant is sleeping, most of the time Cast Members will arrange for you to have a table where you can bring your sleeping baby in the stroller inside. 

    Did you know that Disney has put together a Planning Guide for Parents of Preschoolers? It's a great tool that I think might be really helpful for you while you plan your vacation. The guide breaks down the fun for little ones park by park. With two babies, you'll also want to know where the Baby Care Centers are at each park. These centers off private nursing rooms, changing rooms, feeding areas with highchairs, and an area where your whole family can hang out with comfy chairs and couches while watching a movie. It's a great reprieve from the Florida sun when you have little ones. Be sure to take advantage of this complimentary area while you're at the parks. 

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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