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  • On Jan 24, 2023
    Theresa from NJ 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 have a party of 11. Am I able to make reservations for a party that size? If not what should we do are sit downs just not a option for us?

    Hi Theresa!

    I love visiting Walt Disney World with a big group!  The more, the merrier, right?

    While traveling with a large party is super fun, it can be a little challenging when making plans and reservations to include everyone, but it's not impossible.  Since the new COVID safety procedures have been implemented, most Walt Disney World restaurants have limited the maximum party size when making reservations, but there are still quite a few that will accommodate a party of 11 like Biergarten Restaurant in EPCOT, 'Ohana in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (my favorite!), The Diamond Horseshoe in Magic Kingdom Park and Cape May Cafe in Disney's Beach Club Resort.  If you don't see a specific restaurant you're looking for pop up for 11 guests, try breaking up your party into multiple reservations.  By doing this, it is possible that your whole party will not be able to sit together.  If I have more than one reservation at the same time, I arrive to the restaurant a little early and let the host/hostess know that I have a larger party with more than one reservation and politely ask if, at all possible, we can be seated together or near each other.  More often than not, the restaurant has worked a little magic and we have been accommodated.  Please do keep in mind that it is not guaranteed.

    An important thing to note is that Disney dining reservations open up 60 days in advance of your vacation.  You can either call the Disney dining line at (407) WDW-DINE, (407) 939-3463, make your reservations on the Walt Disney World website, or through the My Disney Experience mobile app, which is what I like to do.  Also remember, availability changes day to day, sometimes hour to hour, so if you don't find what you're looking for immediately, keep checking!

    Please stop back by and visit if you have any additional vacation planning questions.

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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