Adjusting number of people in an ADR


#1

If I adjust ADR’s already made - lowering by 2 people - will it affect the reservation time?


#2

Probably.

Alternately, there’s no penalty for arriving with fewer people than you reserved for, so you don’t actually need yo adjust the ADR.


#3

Easiest by far is to just show up day of and tell them, we only have 4 and not the 6 scheduled (or whatever your real numbers are). There is no penalty as long as at least 1 shows up for an ADR.


#4

Thanks for your replies - very helpful :smile:


#5

I would lower it by two, that way maybe a party of 2 could pick up an ADR they really wanted. It will not affect your time. Just modify the reservation.


#6

I tried both. When I called Disney to lower the number in our party, they were not particularly accommodating. So for the rest of the reservations, we just showed up and told them we had a lower number in our party. That worked out just fine. In the cases where we had two reservations for 6 people at similar times, and now were a group of only 8, they were able to seat us all together with only a minimal wait - longest quoted wait was 20 minutes, but we only waited about 10 minutes. It seems like the ADR is really only a “time” place holder.


#7

Yes it’s not a reservation in the way people other than Disney understand it.