Chef Mickey
  • On Oct 8, 2019
    Sophie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi If we make a reservation at Chef Mickey’s for a party of 6 but then 2 guests can no longer make it do we lose the whole booking? Or can we cancel 2 members of the party? My brother doesn’t know if he can join us on holiday yet but we are needing to book

    Hello, dear Sophie! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    I'm excited to help you because I had this experience a few months ago and I'm sure we can solve this mystery together!

    All dining reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort can be modified depending on seating availability and cancellation policies. From my personal experience, I learned that it's harder to get more seats than to find a smaller table. In your case, the strategy to book a table for 6 Guests and then modify your reservation to accommodate 4 Guests sounds perfect. Modifications can be made over the phone or through the My Disney Experience app, and both processes are super simple! 

    I planned a family vacation for 4 people last September, but we had 2 extra people decide to join us after I made all dining reservations. Some reservations were quickly modified to accommodate the additional travelers, but places like Cinderella's Royal Table, for example, were harder to book. As long as you make the changes within the rules of the cancellation policies applied to each restaurant, you should be more than fine! 

    My advice is to make all the reservations for 6 Guests and then change the plans if your brother is not able to join you. Keep in mind that your Guests must have tickets linked to their My Disney Experience accounts by the time your FastPass+ window opens, so it's wise to have a decision by then. 

    If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you will be able to make FastPass+ selections 60 days before your check-in date. That's a considerable advantage to book good FastPass+ spots for attractions like Avatar - Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park

    I hope your brother can join you at the Walt Disney World Resort in April, Sophie! I'll be here crossing my fingers for you! 

    If more questions pop up before you cross the ocean to meet Mickey and his friends, please, let us know how we can help!

    May the magic be with you,

    Julie
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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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