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  • On Sep 10, 2023
    Jessica from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I make reservations for dining for a group of 9?

    Hiya Jessica!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thanks for bringing your question our way. 

    Visiting Disneyland Resort with loved ones is truly the best! The larger the group, the more magical it feels! I'm elated to hear your party of nine will be experiencing the enchantment of The Happiest Place on Earth together.

    Jessica, dining reservations for a larger group can be a bit tricky, so I recommend splitting your party up into two smaller groups. Because your Disney account doesn't allow you to have overlapping reservations, you'll need a planning buddy to help you do this; they'll take charge of snagging reservations for one group while you make reservations for the other group. 

    When I visit with my extended family, we like to make two sets of dining reservations within 15 to 20 minutes of one another so that we're all seated around the same time. I recommend you check for dining reservations at the 60-day mark, as reservations usually become available online at 3 AM Pacific Time. 

    I also like to head to the restaurant a bit earlier than my reservation to let the attending Cast Member know the two groups are together and ask nicely if we can be seated together. This is at the restaurant's discretion, but in my experience, we've often been seated together. Although this is not guaranteed, we don't mind when we can't sit together because everyone leaves the restaurant full and happy. 

    Some magical dining locations that can accommodate larger groups are Carnation Cafe in Disneyland Park, Cafe Orleans in Disneyland Park, Lamplight Lounge in Disney California Adventure Park, Wine Country Trattoria in Disney California Adventure Park, and Tortilla Jo's in the Downtown Disney District. 

    Wishing you and your party an enchanting visit, Jessica!

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Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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