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  • On May 8, 2022
    Lori from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a reservation for 1 at Carnation Cafe on May 30 for breakfast. 8:20 am. Turns out a dear friend and his wife will be at the Park on the exact same day!! How do I increase my party size to 3? I tried to change it online but no luck!

    Hi Lori! Welcome to planDisney!

    It looks like your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth is just around the corner! In just a few weeks, you'll be conquering new heights on the Matterhorn Bobsleds and adventuring in a galaxy far far away while checking out Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. So much adventure awaits! Be sure to check out Hyperspace Mountain. As part of the May the Fourth celebration at the Disneyland Resort, a new Star Wars-themed twist has taken over a classic attraction!

    What a coincidence that your friends will be at Disneyland Park on the same day as you! Disney magic certainly has a way of bringing people together! Unfortunately, you can usually only add one additional person to a confirmed dining reservation at the time of check-in. I'd recommend a couple of different ways to try to work your own magic to bring this meal to life!

    1. I see that Carnation Cafe opens at 8:00 a.m. Since your reservation is shortly after opening, I'd suggest seeing the Cast Member at the check-in podium as soon as the restaurant opens. They may be able to adjust your reservation or find a suitable table for a party of three before the day gets busy!

    2. If you continue to check the dining available on the Disneyland Mobile App leading up to your stay, you may find a new reservation for the correct number of Guests. I usually have luck with this method within a few days of my arrival, but it does take some effort! You'll make best friends with that "refresh" button as you will likely want to check for new reservations every day, even multiple times per day.

    3. You could forego your current reservation and utilize the Mobile Dine Walk-Up List. Once you are close to Carnation Cafe, open your Disneyland Mobile App and use the search feature to find the restaurant. Then select "Join Walk-Up List" to have your party added to a waiting list. You'll be given an approximate wait time and a notification will be sent to your device once your table is ready. 

    I'll keep wishing on a star that you're able to have a magical meet-up with your friends at Carnation Cafe!

    Hakuna Matata,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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