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  • On Apr 13, 2022
    Nancy from VT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our party has a dinner reservation for 6 people on Thursday, April 28 at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano at Disney Hollywood Studios Grand Ave. Our party is seven, but we couldn't get a resrvation for 7. What do we do?

    Hiya, Nancy.

    Welcome to planDisney! I see your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation is quickly approaching. Soon you'll be standing in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A gazing upon the beauty of Cinderella Castle and enjoying all the 50th Anniversary Celebration has to offer. Hooray!

    I’m glad you were able to snag an advanced dining reservation for Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano for your Disney’s Hollywood Studios day, but I’m sorry to hear you weren’t able to find one for all seven members of your traveling party. I’ve had that issue in the past when vacationing with my large family, so I completely understand. There’s a chance availability will open up between now and then, so try modifying your dining reservation to include seven Guests each day. To modify your dining reservation, open your My Disney Experience Mobile App and head to the Future Plans page. Click on the dining reservation for Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, then select “Modify.” Update the number of Guests and search for availability by clicking each option under “Select a Time.” If you see one for seven Guests, select it and walk through the remaining steps to finish modifying your reservation.

    If you still aren’t able to find availability for seven, I would leave your current reservation as-is. When checking in for my dining reservations in the My Disney Experience Mobile App in January, it gave me the option to add one additional Guest to my dining party. It’s not guaranteed that option will pop up for you too, but it’s certainly a possibility. If all else fails, I encourage you to arrive for your reservation a little early to speak to the Cast Member at the hostess stand and explain your situation. They might be able to accommodate your request.

    I hope this helps, Nancy. I’m crossing my fingers you are able to secure that extra spot one way or another. If you have further questions leading up to your departure, please stop by planDisney again. Have a magical trip!

    See ya real soon,
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