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  • On Aug 6, 2023
    Cherisse from CA 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 just reserved a Disney Cruise and were given the 2nd dinner time. I haven't paid yet. Our daughter has special needs and cannot eat that late. How can we get an earlier dinner reservation? Are they any accommodations for children with special needs?

    Ahoy Cherisse - welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for swimming by with your question for our team of panelists. We love to help Guests just like you plan your very own, very magical, Disney Cruise Line adventures!

    Rotational Dining is one of my favorite parts of a Disney Cruise Line sailing. It's a blast to experience such diverse restaurants while still enjoying the service of the same team of servers each night! The earlier Main Seating is usually more popular and is typically booked up before the later Second Seating.

    Cherisse, I have two recommendations for you to consider as your voyage draws near. First, you can use the Disney Cruise Line website or Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to edit your dining time. If the earlier time is not available, you will be given the option to join a waitlist and will be automatically moved if space becomes available.

    You also mentioned accommodations for special needs, and for that reason, I recommend you check out some of the information available for Guests with disabilities. If you don't find anything that is relevant to your specific situation, you can reach out to the Special Services team via email, or simply ask a member of the crew once you're on board (or before you board at the port) for assistance!

    I hope this information helps your planning efforts – stop by any time with additional questions! Oh, and before I forget, make sure to check out all the magical excitement surrounding Disney Cruise Line’s Silver Anniversary at Sea!

    Bon voyage!
    Ryan J.
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Meet the Panelist: Ryan, Ohio

Hi, everyone! I’m Ryan from Ohio and am so happy that you’re here! By day (and most nights and weekends), I'm a business professor mentoring the next generation of leaders. In my free time I love outdoor activities and traveling with my family and friends, scarfing down ice cream, and, of course, all things Disney! I can’t wait to help your crew plan a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Ryan

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