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  • On Sep 5, 2022
    Kathleen 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 are a travel party of 4 adults and one 3-year old. When booing dining, should I search for tables for 4 or 5?

    Hey There, Kathleen!

    It's so nice to see you here at planDisney.  Can you believe your Walt Disney World Resort visit is just about two months away?  You're really in the home stretch, now!  This week, you'll be hitting one of my favorite parts of the entire Disney vacation planning process –– the day your advance dining reservation window opens.  Remember, you'll be able to begin booking your dining reservations 60 days in advance, and if you'll be staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel during your visit, you can make those reservations for your entire length of stay (up to 10 days).

    When it's time to book your reservations, you'll need to include all the members of your party, even infants and children.  This helps Cast Members to plan where a high chair or booster might be needed, make sure you're seated at a table with enough chairs, and adhere to the restaurant's capacity restrictions to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable meal.  Since you're traveling with a party of four adults and one child, you'll need to search for a table of five when everyone sits down to dine together as a group. 

    During my oldest daughter's first trip to Walt Disney World Resort, we traveled as a party just like yours –– two parents, two grandparents, and one almost-three-year-old –– and to this day, it's one of my favorite visits of all time. With four adults to keep an eye on her and no pressure to rush through the day, we really got to enjoy watching the magic of Disney through her eyes! To make your visit run a little smoother, I suggest taking advantage of my favorite park feature when traveling with little ones –– the Baby Care Centers, located in each Walt Disney World theme park.  While these are perfect spaces when you're traveling with a baby, they're also great for slightly-older kiddos, too.  My favorite part? You'll find toilets that are perfect for pint-sized park-goers.  Plus, these centers are also great when your child needs a break from the heat or the crowds. Be sure to check them out during your visit.

    Thanks for dropping by planDisney, Kathleen.  If you think of more questions as your Walt Disney World Resort vacation gets closer, please don't hesitate to visit us again –– we're always here to lend a helping hand!

    Have a Magical Day,
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