• On Aug 15, 2016
    Melissa from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are planning on making a last minute trip to Disney world in a month. We're hoping to get a reservation to Chef Mickeys, but we can't find one for a party of 3. Our son is 2 and I understand to be free. Can I get away using party of 2 I found?

    Hi again, Melissa!

    Thanks for stopping back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with another great question.

    You do need to include your two-year-old on your reservation, even though there will not be a charge for him. This is for safety as well as to make sure you have the proper table size to accommodate your party.

    Here are two strategies for securing hard-to-get dining reservations that have worked for me in the past. First, in addition to checking online daily, I've had some luck when calling Disney Dining Reservations. The Cast Members have the ability to search multiple days at a time, which is helpful. Second, I have been most successful in finding a cancellation a few days before our trip. On our most recent visit to Walt Disney World Resort, I was able to get a reservation at Chef Mickey's for my family of five just a few days before our visit. My advice is to keep searching for a reservation at Chef Mickey's. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

    I hope I've answered your question, Melissa. Please stop back again if you have any additional questions!

    Wishing you many magical memories!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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