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  • On May 14, 2008
    Kerri from OK Asked

    We have a party of 16 going to WDW. When dining reservations are made for that many, how does it work once our party actually arrives at the restaurant? Do we have to wait for an accommodating table to open up or is one already prepared for us?

    My family visited WDW in September with a party of 10 and we had advance reservations for all of our sit-down meals.  As Disney Cast Members will tell you when you book your reservations, what happens is that once you check in at the restaurant the next available table for your party size is what you will be given.  Typically for large parties like yours, they will push a few tables together to accommodate your group.  You may also find that at a few restaurants your group will be asked to split into two or more tables but they will do their best to get you as close together as possible and the Cast Member will let you know about this when you make the reservation.

    Even with our large group of ten last year we never waited too long for a table to open up.  I think the longest we waited was at 'Ohana and that was about twenty minutes.

    I hope that helps give you an idea of what to expect.  Have a great time!
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