Crystal Palace
  • On Jan 15, 2022
    Tara from MI 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 traveling with a group of 16, but on separate hotel reservations and checking in on different days. When the dining reservations window opens up for the person with the earliest check-in, can they make reservations for all of us for the entire time?

    Hello Tara! Thank you for stopping by planDisney with an excellent question.

    I am so excited to hEAR that your Advanced Dining Reservation date is quickly approaching. Planning a grand gathering for your family and friends can be so much fun.

    Any Guest to the Walt Disney World Resort can make their Dining Reservations 60 days in advance of their arrival. However, Guests of select Disney Resorts Collection hotels can make their reservations for the entire length of their trip, up to 10 days. You can make your reservations for everyone you are planning to dine with. You can make your reservations online starting at 6:00 AM or by calling (407) WDW-DINE, (407) 939-3463.

    Since you will be making reservations for such a large party, you may want to consider restaurants that lend themselves to larger groups. Some of my favorites are Boma - Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Not only is the buffet is scrumptious and the dining area is conducive to accommodating large groups. My family’s favorite is The Crystal Palace, located in the Magic Kingdom on Main Street U.S.A. This buffet offers something for everyone, even the picky eaters in my family. It also offers a spectacular view of the area near Cinderella Castle.

    If you find that you are still having trouble locating a table to accommodate everyone, you may want to split your party up into smaller groups over multiple reservations at the same or near the same time. You can advise the Cast Member at check-in that you are all together and you may find yourselves all seated together.  

    Good luck with your planning! If you need anything else please let me know.

    See ya real soon,
    Andrea
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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