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  • On May 3, 2023
    Peter from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I make a large group (20) dining reservation for dinner?

    Welcome to planDisney, Peter. Thanks for bringing us your question today. It sounds like you're planning a magical time with all your nearest and dearest. How exciting!

    Advanced Dining Reservations open up 60 days before your arrival date (so 24 August 2023 from your arrival date listed). I recommend deciding on your preferred dining experiences and dates beforehand so you are all set on the day to book. It can be trickier to secure dining reservations for larger Guest parties, but it is possible.

    I have two recommendations. As you have such a large party, you may find it easier to speak with one of the Disney Experts at (407) 939 3463 to help make dining reservations. They will be able to advise the best way to make sure all your party can enjoy the dining adventure. 

    In my experience, booking through the My Disney Experience App works better for smaller parties. To successfully book dining online, consider making bookings for smaller groups within your party at close intervals. A table for 20 is not always readily available, so smaller groups sitting close together may be a good option. You can speak with a Cast Member when checking in for your dining reservations to request tables together, and if possible, they will accommodate your party's needs. On our last trip, we enjoyed an amazing breakfast at Boma - Flavors of Africa, and I can remember seeing large parties seated together. Along with all the usual breakfast buffet options you would expect, there were meats and other breakfast dishes with unique flavors that helped make it a memorable morning.

    Please know that Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering means you can access fantastic Quick Service dining options at Walt Disney World on the day. Casey's Corner, for example, is sure to have something to suit everyone. If you need even more flexibility, delectable dining is available around the World Showcase in EPCOT.

    I hope this information helps Peter, and I wish you every Guest in your party a magical time at Walt Disney World. Please let me know if you need anything else, Louise. 
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