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  • On May 6, 2024
    Robert from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I make a reservation at The Plaza Restaurant in the MK for a party of 12, 8 adults over 21 and four girls, ages 10, 8, 6 and 5? I am concerned because when my wife and I went there it was kind of small. What is your advice?

    Hi Robert! Welcome back to planDisney! My sisters and our families (15+ people) took a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort last spring so I am happy to help you navigate making dining reservations for your group of 12. There are so many amazing dining choices and it's so exciting that you are planning to Be Our Guest!

    The most important thing to note is that you can make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance of the arrival date of your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. There are two approaches that you can take to making advanced dining reservations. As you have a large party, you may find it easier to speak with one of the Dining Experts at (407) 939 3463 to help make dining reservations. Last year when I called, my family and I ended up making two reservations at around the same time with smaller groups of people. When I arrived at each dining location, I was able to speak with a cast member and request that our travel party be seated together. While I was told that they could not promise our group would be able to sit together, each time we were graciously accommodated. Please keep in mind that there is no guarantee if you have multiple reservations for a dining location, but in my experience cast members will do their best.

    The second approach to making a dining reservation for your group would be to visit the Walt Disney World Dining Website on the morning of your 60-day mark. From the website, you can select the desired restaurant, date, and size of your party as well as the type of meal you wish to have. The available times, if any, will appear.

    If you are unable to secure your dining reservation at The Plaza Restaurant on your first attempt, please keep trying! Sometimes there is a possibility that availability will open up. Another option is checking for Mobile Dine Walk-Up Availability at select table-service restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort! To do this, you will need your mobile device and the My Disney Experience app.

    Robert, I hope you find this information helpful. Please stop by again if we can help answer any other questions you might have! Have a Magical Day!

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Meet the Panelist: Kay, New York

Hiya Pals! I’m Kay from beautiful Upstate New York. I’m a wife and mom to three beautiful musketeers. We are avid Disney fans and consider Walt Disney World our second home. We got married at Disney and have celebrated many milestones there and I cannot wait to help you plan your magical vacation! Learn More About Kay

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