Crystal Palace
  • On Nov 28, 2021
    Michael from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have reservations to visit Disney this January 23rd-30th. We have a party of seven (2 Adults + 5 Kids). While trying to reserve some of the dining experiences there seems to be no availability during our entire week. Is this due to party size?

    Hi Michael,

    Welcome to planDisney! I hope you and your crew are getting excited about your upcoming visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth! It will be here before you know it! 

    As the mama of five Mouseketeers myself, I'm also frequently looking for dining reservations for seven. Thankfully, the further we go into the phased reopening, the more options there are for larger parties like ours. I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble finding availability at the restaurants you were hoping to enjoy, though. Yes, please try splitting into two smaller parties to see if there are any openings that way. Simply have the other adult in your party make one reservation around the same time as yours, then let the Cast Member know when you arrive that you're traveling together and would love to be seated together or at least nearby, if possible. While I can't guarantee they'll be able to accommodate your request, Cast Members rock and will do as much as they can.

    Of course, cancelations happen all the time, too, so definitely continue watching for openings, especially the day or two beforehand as Guests are trying to avoid any no-show charges. Did you know, too, that the My Disney Experience app has some options for fantastic food at the last minute? Between the mobile order service and the walk-up list, tasty bites and beverages are just a click away. 

    Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney, Michael. I'm sending pixie dust that your dining plans work out perfectly, and I hope you and your family have a truly magical...and delicious...vacation.

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Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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