So, as usual, we will arrive, check in and make some dinner reservations while still in the lobby.....can we include our friends in the reservations, though they arrive a day later? Will we have to give their name too?
74 days until our return! Woo hoo!
Actually, they will have to do it after they arrive. You have to give them your room number when you reserve the restaurant. It won't hurt to ask, but I bet they will say no to you making reservations for someone else, especially if they aren't there yet.
I've never had a problem making a reservation for four or six or twelve with different resort arrival times just ask guest services. I've done it at CTI and CSS.
If you are requesting a table for 4, they only ask for one person's room #, so you may very well be able to make the reservation when they arrive. If you are looking to book 2 tables for 2, then I think they'll have to do that when they arrive.