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  • On Jan 7, 2022
    Sara from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I need assistance making dining reservations for my party of 8 plus a highchair. technically 9

    Hi Sara!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you for sending this Disneyland Resort Dining Reservation question to us! I see you're traveling with a Mouseketeer! You'll for sure want to visit the Baby Care Centers during your Disney day where you can find everything your junior Mickey or mini Minnie might need; from a quiet place to make a toddler meal or change a diaper, to purchasing any baby necessities you may have forgotten like formula or even over the counter medicines, you can find it all hEAR.

    I am so sorry that you're having a bit of trouble with making Dining Reservations, Sara! You're definitely on the right track including the babe in the total headcount of guests you'll need to seat. And while I don't have the proper 'magic mirror' to see what you're seeing on your screen, I have a few ideas. Currently, Disneyland's theme parks and dining locations are still operating under some of the park reopening protocols, including a reduced capacity in the parks and at table service dining locations, which means there are fewer tables up for grabs in most locations than there were before the closure.

    Another measure taken is reservations have been capped at a maximum number of six guests per table, so sEARches for larger parties yield no results. There is a way around this, which is to book two separate reservations at the same dining location with seating times as close together as you can get them. Do note that two different people in your party will each need to make one reservation as one guest cannot hold multiple dining reservations within the same 90 minute period. Another tip is to search for specific dining times (ie: 5:30 P.M., 11:15 A.M.) vs. the generic meal period times of 'breakfast' and 'dinner.' And my last pro tip is to keep checking! Guests change their minds about dining all the time, so check often. Make sure that you have the most recent version of the Disneyland Mobile App installed on your phone and check during those random little spurts of time during the day, like while waiting in line at the store or after you get done scrolling the planDisney Instagram page!

    I hope that these tips helped to find some open tables for your upcoming Disney day, Sara! And if you have any more Disneyland Resort planning questions We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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