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  • On Feb 4, 2013
    Linda Asked

    We are planning a trip in June of 2013. There are 4 of us but we might have 5. If we make dining reservations for 4 can we add an extra person when we find out if they are coming or should we book for 5 initially?

    Hi Linda,

    I would go ahead and make reservations for 5 Guests.  A lot of the tables at dining locations are 4 top tables.  If you were going from 3 to 4, it might not be as difficult to add a 4th person.  However, you'd be going from 4 to 5 so that changes things up a bit.  If you book for 4 now and call back later to add the 5th person, it could also change the time of your reservation (if available) and possibly cause you to alter other plans you've already made for the day.

    I do think that dining locations at Disney would try to be as accommodating as possible. You can always try to just show up and ask but I am always a better safe than sorry kind of gal. Plus I wouldn't want to have to leave a person behind if we couldn't squeeze them in.

    Just be mindful of those locations that require a credit card guarantee to hold a reservation or prepayment with a credit card.  Each dining location maintains its own cancellation policy so be sure to ask when you're making your reservations.  If you find out that your 5th person isn't coming, be sure to call and cancel within the required time frame.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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