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  • On Jun 24, 2019
    Krystal from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning a character meal for my son's 3rd birthday. I want to reserve Chef Mickey's restaurant but we are not sure how many are going to be joining us at this moment. Is it possible to add or remove the guest amount once reserved?

    Hi Krystal! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your question means a lot to me, as I faced the same challenge a few months ago, and I now wish I could hop on a time machine to use my own advice! My September crew just increased from 4 to 6 Guests, and now I'm sweating to find extra seats for them at the restaurants we'll be visiting. If you follow my advice, you will avoid this dining reservation marathon!

    I'd advise you to book this meal for the maximum number of Guests that may attend this super special birthday celebration and then scale down as the number changes. While you can always scale a reservation down, you rarely can scale it up, especially at a place as popular as Chef Mickey's.

    I'd also suggest adding a special cake to the party, as it can surely make it even more unforgettable for you and your little Mouseketeer! Any Happy Birthday Sing-A-Long gets better with a cake, right?

    I am sure that this birthday will be truly unforgettable for your boy, Krystal, and I look forward to helping you even more. Come back to us if you want suggestions for dining reservations, FastPass+ arrangements, and more. We're here for you!

    May the magic be with you,

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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