Family at 2022 Food & Wines
  • On Sep 6, 2022
    Casey from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    i am traveling with a large party and had to split some of my dining reservations. Is there a way to consolidate them before I arrive?...make my reso for 5 and reso for 4 into one reso for 9 without a 3 hour wait on the phone?

    Hi there, Casey! Welcome to planDisney!

    It looks like a trip to The Most Magical Place on Earth is just around the riverbend for you! October is a great time of the year to visit. I'll be wishing upon a star for great weather and even more magical memories. 

    Casey, it seems that you are a seasoned veteran when it comes to making advance dining reservations at the Walt Disney World Resort. Traveling with a large group can be tricky when it comes to satisfying that "rumbly in your tumbly," but it seems like you're already ahead of the game. Unfortunately, Casey, there is no way to merge two smaller reservation sizes into one larger reservation. The main reason for this is that some dining locations can only support groups of eight Guests or fewer. Depending on the restaurants you've chosen, there may not be a table that exists for a party that size. The restaurants that can host larger parties only have a few tables available to do so. If you were unable to find the reservation for nine Guests initially, it is likely because those reservations were already taken.

    When you arrive at the restaurant, you will be able to check in with a Cast Member at the podium and request that your two tables be close to one another. While there are no guarantees, these magic-making Cast Members will do their absolute best to grant your wishes.

    Casey, even with two smaller tables, you will have an excellent dining experience! You will also be visiting during the ever-so-popular EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, so your dining and snacking options are doubled, maybe tripled, in size! Eating at the Global Marketplaces around the World Showcase is a great option for larger travel parties. You'll be able to sample many delicious dishes while finding a cuisine that everyone enjoys!

    Have a magical day,

    Ashley
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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