• On Mar 3, 2017
    Sue Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I am returning to WDW in August and have booked meals to coincide with our friends that will already be there. I have tried contacting the help line but am encountering long wait times 30 mins plus. Can you advise any other way to link our reservation

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sue! 

    I’m happy to hear you are planning a magical trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in August! How cool that you get to connect with friends while you are there. I can’t think of a better place to meet up than at a wonderful restaurant in Disney. 

    As you know, dining at the many exciting and delicious restaurants throughout the resort is part of the experience of vacationing at Disney. With the many guests booking these, the help lines can get backed up at times. I’ve personally had luck reaching them when I’ve called early in the morning. Have you tried calling at odd hours to see if the wait times are not as bad? That might do the trick! 

    Another idea is to try to book a new reservation that would include everyone in your party. You can log into your My Disney Experience (MDE) account to easily do this. Simply select the dining tab and search for a new reservation for the total of guests including your friends. If it's unavailable, then you will have to call that in to get your reservations consolidated. While there, I would also suggest linking up your MDE account with your friends. That way, if you decide to meet up for more fun like to ride some rides or experience some attractions together, you can book your FastPass+ for the same times! You can also share your PhotoPass pictures on your linked accounts; and if either you or your friend chooses to purchase Memory Maker, you can all share the pictures. Memory Maker is now available at a lower price if you purchase it before you arrive. My PhotoPass pictures always end up being my favorite souvenirs from my Disney vacations! 

    Thanks for bringing us your question, Sue. I hope you have a magical day! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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