Dining Reservations!


#1

My 180 Days are coming up soon and I’m making dining reservations for a very large party. In the past I never had a problem but the way the restaurants are filling up I’m a bit concerned! I tried putting the restaurants in order of priority hoping to get most of our choices. Here’s what I came up with based what we want vs. how quick the reservations may fill up:

1-Chef Mickey’s
2-Be Our Guest
3-Crystal Palace-breakfast
4-O’Hana
5-Dessert Fireworks Party
6-Le Cellier

I’m going to try and make my reservations on line for the first time and wonder if they fill up faster than I can make them?! Thanks for any input or ideas:pirate:

Also,
Can more than one person in your party go on-line and make reservations? I doubt you can because we’re all lined together but I was curious. Thanks again!


#2

[QUOTE=Barbossa;1919094629]My 180 Days are coming up soon and I’m making dining reservations for a very large party. In the past I never had a problem but the way the restaurants are filling up I’m a bit concerned! I tried putting the restaurants in order of priority hoping to get most of our choices. Here’s what I came up with based what we want vs. how quick the reservations may fill up:

1-Chef Mickey’s
2-Be Our Guest
3-Crystal Palace-breakfast
4-O’Hana
5-Dessert Fireworks Party
6-Le Cellier

I’m going to try and make my reservations on line for the first time and wonder if they fill up faster than I can make them?! Thanks for any input or ideas:pirate:

Also,
Can more than one person in your party go on-line and make reservations? I doubt you can because we’re all lined together but I was curious. Thanks again![/QUOTE]

If you go online right when you are eligible, you shouldn’t have any problems…hopefully. I think you have to designate who is in charge of making the reservations for your party…so I don’t think two people can do it at the same time…but I’m not sure. We never go with a large party of people. Good luck.


#3

I would try to schedule Be our Guest first when you go online to try… then work on the rest of your list. Good luck!


#4

Thanks for the help! I’ll follow up with my results!!

Rick


#5

I’m assuming you’re talking about the wishes dessert party. Did you realize the price is jumping way up? It’s going to be about $50 per person.

Just didn’t want you to think something was wrong when you booked. Usually price go up a few dollars here and there, not double the price.


#6

[QUOTE=jo-jo;1919094634]I’m assuming you’re talking about the wishes dessert party. Did you realize the price is jumping way up? It’s going to be about $50 per person.

Just didn’t want you to think something was wrong when you booked. Usually price go up a few dollars here and there, not double the price.[/QUOTE]

Yes, thank you. The price doubles after July. It’s a family reunion and we enjoyed it in '13 so we’re going. :blush:


#7

Ok, Day 180 was one for the ages! They released Free Dining today so getting through to a Guest Services operator took over 3 hours!!!
Booking large parties on-line is not always possible and I had to call a lot of the restaurants directly. I was surprised to learn that Be Our Guest accepts e-mails and when I couldn’t get a reservation the old fashion way, got one for 20 people via e-mail!!! Just something to consider if you “HAVE” to eat there. I was able to get everything I wanted but it took forever with a large party and getting through on the phone. (I even got cut off once after waiting 3 hours!)

I will offer one piece of advice: Have your restaurants, times, and parks in order with a Plan B. It does make a difference if you have a large party or to get what you want. Also, have the RESTAURANT PHONE NUMBERS! I can’t stress enough how the managers helped me get what I wanted! Good luck and good reservation hunting.


#8

Wow- great job! Have a magical trip! Sounds like it will be an adventure with that many people…


#9

Is every meal for 20 people? You are a saint, for all that work you did.

Hey, just thinking, 20 people, it would been tough to notice if an extra person or two slipped in. You did say a family reunion…I do believe we are third cousins on my aunts side twice removed from the other side of the pond (pond = any body of water…ocean, lake, river, that covers lots of locations):biggrin:


#10

[QUOTE=jo-jo;1919094645]Is every meal for 20 people? You are a saint, for all that work you did.

Hey, just thinking, 20 people, it would been tough to notice if an extra person or two slipped in. You did say a family reunion…I do believe we are third cousins on my aunts side twice removed from the other side of the pond (pond = any body of water…ocean, lake, river, that covers lots of locations):biggrin:[/QUOTE]

I got room for 2 on our balcony! See you in Oct Cuz. :smile:


#11

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