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Booking large groups for dining at Disney World

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Booking large groups for dining at Disney World

Many people travel to Disney World as part of a group, whether it be with family, friends, teams, etc. However, when it comes to dining, not all Table Service restaurants may be able to accommodate large numbers, and that can make planning your Advanced Dining Reservations difficult.

If you plan on making reservations for a large group while visiting Disney World, here are some tips and a list of available Table Service restaurants with their maximum party sizes to help you plan.

Tips for dining with large groups

  • Even though the restaurants below have the possibility of booking parties the size listed, the availability may be limited and/or unavailable depending upon the time of year you are traveling and the time of day you wish to dine.
  • If booking a large group, try eating during off hours instead of during peak dining times to maximize your chances of securing an Advanced Dining Reservation.
  • Try booking online first at 5:45 am EST and then, if needed, you can call the reservation line for help when they open at 7:00 am EST. Note: sometimes the reservations don’t show up right at 5:45 am so if you don’t see anything, keep checking.
  • Some of the Downtown Disney/Disney Springs restaurants hold back availability. If you can’t secure a reservation through Disney, try calling those restaurants directly.
  • If you can’t snag 1 reservation for all of you, consider breaking your reservation into 2 smaller ones. Then, when you check in, do so together and ask to be seated near each other. Note – If you do try to book 2 reservations you will need to call the reservation line as opposed to booking online since the website won’t allow you to hold 2 reservations that overlap.
  • Even if you book 1 reservation, depending on your party size and the restaurant, you may be split up into multiple tables.
  • An automatic gratuity of 18% is added onto all parties of 6 more.
  • If you plan to book at a restaurant that requires prepayment (like Cinderella’s Royal Table or Hoop Dee Doo), don’t forget you’ll have to prepay for everybody unless you are on the Dining Plan.
  • Like all Advanced Dining Reservations, book in the order of popularity NOT in the chronological order of your trip.
  • All members of a party must be present in order to be seated, so make sure everybody knows when and where they are supposed to be!

Maximum numbers allowed at each restaurant

Each restaurant has a different maximum number that they will allow on 1 reservation. If your party size exceeds the number below, you’ll need to call to make multiple reservations to accommodate your group.

1 50's Prime Time 20 Yes Hollywood Studios
2 1900 Park Fare 30 Yes Grand Floridian
3 Akershus 16 Yes Epcot
4 Artist Point 12 Yes, 2 credits Wilderness Lodge
5 Beaches and Cream Soda Shop 8 Yes Beach Club
6 Be Our Guest 14 Yes Magic Kingdom
7 Biergarten 30 Yes Epcot
8 The BOATHOUSE 8 Yes Downtown Disney/Disney Springs (The Landing) Reservations for larger groups are often available on Open Table even when Disney shows no availability. You can also try calling the restaurant directly at (407) 939-2628.
9 Boatwrights Dining Hall 12 Yes Port Orleans-Riverside
10 Boma - Flavors of Africa 16 Yes Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Heather Thomas


Sunday 27th of February 2022

Do you know the party size for Tiffins?


Wednesday 10th of November 2021

This is so helpful! Do you know the max for Space 220? Thanks.

Kristin Barse

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Hello I am really enjoying your site! I have tried to view the full list of group dining locations listing max capacities but for some reason i can only view the first few listed. Is it possible you can email me this list? Thank you so much!


Tuesday 25th of February 2020

Cinderella's Royal Table can only seat up to 8 people. If you have more than 8 people, they will split up the party.


Monday 15th of July 2019

Noticed Tiffin's is not on the list. What is their max party size? Infants <2 msut be included in your party size?