• On Dec 16, 2021
    Beth from OR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are a party of 5 and I was only able to get dinner reservations for 4 for the reservations I made. What is the best way to try to get the 5th person added to these reservations?

    Hey there, Beth!

    Gosh, I have to tell you that dining at one of the fabulous restaurants located in Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite parts of any vacation. I also have to tell you that sometimes securing the perfect reservation can be the most stressful part of planning any trip. 

    One of the things that you can do is to keep checking for advanced dining reservations for your party size. Reservations open up all the time, so as someone has a cancellation, you may just luck out for a party of 5. 

    Beth, the vast majority of locations allow you to add an extra member to your party when you check-in for your reservation through your My Disney Experience Mobile App. So, if you are dining at most locations, you will be able to add the extra party member when you check-in. I do want to caution you that this may lead to a little longer wait time, and some locations do not allow you to add an extra person. So this method is not guaranteed. 

    Beth, if I were in your shoes, I would keep checking for reservations to open up while knowing that I may be able to add the extra party member once we arrived. The most notable exception to the ability to add an extra person is at extremely popular locations like Cinderella's Royal Table and Be Our Guest Restaurant

    I just know that you will have a fabulous vacation, Beth. 

    Enjoy your meal!

    Sarah B.  
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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