Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 1, 2011
    Kay from IN 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 see you planned a large family celebration at Disney. How hard was it to get dining reservations and how did you decide where everyone would sit at each meal? I don't want anyone upset when my large family goes in a few months!

    Hi Kay,

    Thank you for your question.

    The best thing to do is to book your dining reservations as early as possible.  You can start booking 180 prior to your trip.

    Many restaurants are use to big groups.  Disney is a family experience so it is not unusual to see family reunion groups. 

    The other thing you can look into is a Grand Gathering.  You need to have 8 or more in your group. There are a number of magical experiences to choose from.  You can speak with a travel planner by calling 407 WDW PLAN.  They can help you plan your experience as well they can help coordinate your accommodations and dining.

    For dining reservations you can call 407 WDW DINE

    Have fun with your family, I am sure it will be a magical and memorable experience!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Ontario

I am from Georgetown, ON Canada. I own/operate a health and fitness company, and have 3 children. I love being able to help people plan their vacations and share my experiences with them ... including how to stay fit and healthy while on vacation! Learn More About Carrie

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