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  • On Feb 15, 2023
    Candyce from WA 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 help making dinner reservations for 16 people. Who do I call for assistance? Thank you

    Hi, Candyce!  Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    Visiting Disneyland Resort with a big group means big fun!  While your party may want to split up throughout the day so that everyone gets to experience their must-do attractions, it's always nice to come together over a delicious meal.  Dining reservations are recommended for table service restaurants and can be made up to 60 days in advance.  Reservations for popular spots tend to fill quickly, so I do recommend that you make your dining reservations as soon as possible.

    Making reservations for large groups can be a bit tricky simply because the majority of restaurant tables can seat six Guests or fewer.  You are certainly welcome to call the Help Center to see if a Cast Member can assist you with securing dining reservations for your group of 16.  However, I think your best course of action will be to split your party up into smaller groups.

    Some of my planDisney friends and I vacation together each year.  When we need to make dining reservations for our large group, we split our party up into smaller groups of six or fewer.  A couple of my friends and I then each make a separate reservation for the same restaurant at similar times.  When we arrive to check in for our reservations, we let the Cast Members know that we are all together and politely ask them if it is possible to seat our parties near one another.  While there is no guarantee that this can be accommodated, in my experience, the Cast Members will try their best to seat the smaller groups at neighboring tables.  

    If you are having difficulty finding dining reservation availability at the theme park restaurants, I would recommend checking the restaurants at the Disneyland Resort Hotels and the Downtown Disney District.  The dining establishments in these locations tend to be a bit less busy than the theme park restaurants, so you may have some luck finding reservations for a larger group.  If all else fails, Disneyland Resort has lots of amazing quick-service dining locations that do not require
    reservations.  Many of these quick-service restaurants even offer mobile food and beverage ordering which is a great time saver for large groups.

    Candyce, I hope you and your entire group have a magical visit to Disneyland Resort!  See ya real soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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