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  • On Feb 11, 2023
    Elizabeth from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Need to get a dinner reservation for 12 people on February 20th Downtown Disney and February 21st in Disneyland 12 people for dinner. This is a 60th Birthday Bash

    Hello, Elizabeth,

    Yeehaw! Congratulations to the special birthday Guest. It sounds like you are in for a rootin', tootin' time!

    Admittedly, obtaining advanced dining reservations can be fairly challenging for a large group. It can be even more challenging during a popular holiday weekend. Here are some tips that may help you find what you are looking for.

    • Have multiple members of your party book reservations. If you break up your numbers into smaller groups to dine at the same or close to the same time, you will increase your chances of booking seats for everyone in your party. When you arrive for your reservations, ask the host if it is possible to be seated at tables close to each other.
    • Be persistent in checking for dining availability. It is common to find openings made available when other Guests need to cancel.
    • Check for availability during less common times for meals. I’ve occasionally found availability by using the reservation finder to step through one hour at a time.
    • Same-day reservations may also be available. Be sure to check the Disneyland mobile app for walk-up list availability at select restaurants. It’s best to check availability the moment the restaurant opens for the day.
    • The most convenient way to book at Downtown Disney Restaurants is through the Disneyland Resort website or the Disneyland mobile app. But some restaurants operated by non-Disney companies may have other reservation systems available as well. For example, I’ve had good luck with services such as OpenTable.

    I’m wishing on a star that you find the availability you are seeking, Elizabeth. Happy birthday to the special Guest. And a very merry unbirthday to the other members of your party too!


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