Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Apr 20, 2022
    Domenica from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I was wondering if it was possible to change a Dining reservations info… a friend of mine wants to give me her Chef Mickey's reservation for my birthday because I have been unable to get one for weeks and am flying all the way from Ecuador.

    Hi Domenica! Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm excited about your upcoming stay at the Walt Disney World Resort! Traveling from South America is no small task, but I'm sure it will be well worth it once you arrive. A fun fact about myself is the first time I went on an airplane was to Ecuador. I traveled there when I was 18 years old and got a chance to visit many cities all around the country during my one-month stay! It was a truly memorable trip and one that I think back to often!

    Let's get back to discussing your upcoming trip! First of all, Happy early Birthday to you! I can't think of a better way to spend this special day than at the Most Magical Place on Earth! Unfortunately, Walt Disney World does not allow you to transfer a dining reservation from one Guest to another. You will have a few options though to still be able to dine at Chef Mickey's for your birthday!

    One suggestion is to add your friend to your "Friends & Family List" on your My Disney Experience account. Once added, your friend can list you and the rest of your party as Guests on the reservation, leaving one member of your party off. When you arrive at the restaurant, simply let them know that your friend will not be joining you and someone else will be taking their place. The other option is to coordinate with your friend about the exact time they will cancel their reservation. You should then be on the website ready to make a dining reservation at Chef Mickey's for this exact time. Hopefully, you will have good luck and be able to snag the reservation once it is canceled. But anyone who is searching at that exact moment will be able to book it if they see it. This option has a higher risk factor involved. 

    Being that you are celebrating your birthday on this trip, I have a great feeling that some pixie dust will fly your way and you will be dining at Chef Mickey's upon your arrival. Celebrating this day with Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the gang sounds like the perfect plan! While you are over at Disney's Contemporary Resort, make sure to check out the large, mosaic tile mural that has been there since the hotel was built. It is an absolutely stunning masterpiece that is worth the monorail ride there to see in person!

    Domenica, I hope you have an amazing time celebrating your birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, South Carolina

Hello friends! Greg here from Charleston, SC. I am a Disney-loving husband and dad to two wonderful daughters. Walt Disney World Resort offers everything you want in a vacation and touches all the senses. From the sights to sounds and even the smells, there is something for everyone to enjoy! When our family is not riding "it’s a small world" or going on a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, we are readily planning our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Learn More About Greg

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