• On Jul 15, 2018
    Patricia from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I want to plan a surprise lunch reservation for my parents, but everyone is connected through my friends and family. Is there a way to make sure they don't see that reservation online?

    Hello Patricia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We are delighted to answer your very first question and assist you in creating magical memories for your family!

    I am so excited about your plans to surprise your parents during your visit! This is a very special way to sprinkle their Disney vacation with pixie dust, so I totally understand that you would like to keep it a secret! The best way to do this is to make your reservation by phone. When you call Disney Dining to book your restaurant the Cast Member gives you a confirmation number that you can link to your Disney account or simply keep it for your records. When you make your reservation you will inform the number of people in your party and with the confirmation number you will be all set! Simply arrive at your dining location and show the confirmation to Cast Members at the entrance. This is the only way they will not see your plans. You may also choose to not be connected with them on My Disney Experience anymore, but if they are like my parents, they will probably notice you are not connected – and this will be very suspicious!

    I hope this helps you while planning, Patricia! Don't forget that you can start making dining reservations 180 days in advance, so call (407) 939-3463 as soon as you have chosen your restaurant.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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