• On Apr 28, 2013
    Marianne 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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    I have res for O'Hanas for 4 people, now only going to be 3....there are no openings now for the same nite, if I call will they change the res for me? Or, should I leave it at 4 and tell them when we arrive for dinner? I made it online, not able to change.

    Hi, Marianne!  There's something my grandfather always said that I find to be excellent advice sometimes when I'm dealing with Walt Disney World.  He said, "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission."

    The size of the table is likely to be the same whether you have three or four guests dining, and if they aren't able to change the reservation to seat a party of three instead of four, I'd probably keep the reservation and just let them know when you arrive at the podium that there will be fewer guests dining.

    Obviously, I would never do this if it was going to make a huge impact on the restaurant.  If someone books a table for six and only arrives with two, you're really impacted someone else's ability to get a reservation.  At places like 'Ohana, where it can be tough to get a table, that's just not cool.  But in your case, I'd just go with your party of three.

    Have a wonderful trip - and a great meal at 'Ohana!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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