Buffet dining
  • On Jan 22, 2022
    Kellen from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    The restaurant my daughter talked to said they have too large a group to make reservations. It is my daughters family and their freinds family. 4 adults 4 children ages 4-9 and 2 infants. Is there anywhere they can make a reservation? Kids bdays

    Hi there Kellen!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you so much for submitting your question! I absolutely love travelling with my family and friends, but it can definitely get a bit tricky when you have a bigger party. As a big fan of Walt Disney World Resort's incredible restaurants and delicious food offerings, however, I am thrilled to be helping you today! 

    There are a few things your daughter can do to make her vacation the best culinary experience. First, I would recommend looking online for options available for a party of 10. The Walt Disney World Resort has many restaurants that are better fitted than others for accommodating large parties, including some of my personal favourites. One option that I highly recommend is Boma - Flavors of Africa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. As it is a buffet, your daughter will be able to find options that fit everyone's tastes, including the little ones, as well as a wide array of tasty African dishes. Not only do I love all the unique offerings that are available, but I also cannot recommend enough their famous dessert, the Zebra Domes! If your daughter's party would prefer casual Italian cuisine, however, Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk is also one of my favourite restaurants on property that can accommodate bigger parties. 

    Second, if your daughter still has issues making reservations for her entire party, I would also recommend making separate reservations a few minutes apart. Indeed, by splitting her party into two or more groups, she should be able to make reservations at a wider variety of restaurants. While she can make these reservations online, I would also recommend getting in contact with a Cast Member by phone. Cast Members are well-versed in accommodating bigger groups and will be able to help your daughter make dining plans for her entire party. 

    Now, I would also like to mention a few ways that your daughter can make this trip extra special for the birthday celebrations. There's no better place to celebrate your birthday than at the Most Magical Place on Earth and Disney offers so many ways to make a birthday celebration extra magical! Mickey Mouse Celebration Cakes can be ordered, personalized and delivered to participating restaurants or directly to your resort. No birthday celebration is complete, however, without a Happy Birthday button! These are completely free and can be picked up at the front desk of her resort or at any merchandise location.

    I hope this was helpful, Kellen, and that your daughter can get back to planning her magical vacation real soon. If you have any other issues or questions, please feel free to reach out. We'll bRIE happy to help!

    Have a magical day and bon appétit,

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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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