• On Jan 21, 2018
    Sarah from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have been trying for weeks to get into Ohana. Finally did it tonight! thing is, our reservation is super late for our family 9:40.. Any tips on how to handle this with a 4 year old and almost two year old?If younger falls asleep, do they allow strollers?

    Greetings Sarah!

    Disney dining is one of my favorite topics. They should really put it as a Jeopardy category so I could feel like a genius for at least a few minutes. Seriously though, I feel your excitement and worry as I've been there before.

    A few years ago we were vacationing and my little ones were around 1 and 2-years-old. I had been craving the incredible pizza from Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria for months and the only Advance Dining Reservation I was able to get was late. We slept in that morning, ate a late lunch, took late naps and did all I thought would prepare them for a late dinner, but they both fell asleep in the stroller just minutes before our meal. Luckily, when I spoke with the Cast Member at the front of the restaurant, they were able to let us bring the stroller in by our table so they could continue sleeping while the rest of us enjoyed dinner. 

    I would try to plan on an easier day, sleeping in, extra naps, a late lunch and the like to best prepare your little ones for the late dinner at 'Ohana, as there is no guarantee that you'll be able to bring the stroller in with you. What I do know is that Disney does a great job of trying their best to make your time magical, so make sure you talk to the Cast Member when you arrive to find out your options should your child fall asleep before. It really depends on how busy the restaurant is and where they are able to seat you. I also recommend to keep checking and even call the day of to see if anything opens up a little earlier. I'm surprised how often someone else cancels their reservation and I'm able to change ours closer to our trip.

    Have a magical visit, Sarah. Please let us know if there is anything else we are able to assist you with. 

    Pixie Dust, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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