• On Jun 18, 2017
    Frank 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.

    Is it possible to make a dining reservation and then decrease the number in the party if not everyone can attend? Would the reservation have to be cancelled?

    Welcome back, Frank! 

    There have been several times while planning my own Advanced Dining Reservations that I later needed to go back and modify the number in my party for various reasons. The big tip I have, should you need to modify, is that you can always decrease the number of guests in your party much easier than it is to add guests, especially for the high-demand dining locations. 

    Another tip is to call and modify the number in your party as soon as you have a final headcount. This servers as a courtesy for the restaurant in an effort to reassign tables based on guests' needs. When you're ready to make any reservation modifications, you can do so by calling 1-407-WDW-DINE. However, should you show up a few vacationers short of your original reservation, it will be ok, you do not need to start over with your reservations. 

    I hope this helps, Frank! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any additional questions you may have. I am here to help! 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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