[QUOTE=MerlinMatt;957209]I doubt it. Disney has absolutely no problem with restaurants being overbooked. I think the 10-day window for on-site folks is all the incentive that anyone needs to stay on property.
Disney has made an art of the “upsell.” Disney will never cut off something from “lower levels” of spending, but will always make it more attractive to spend “just a little more.” The Value resorts are putting a lot of pressure on the off-property hotels because access to transportation and the 90+10 thing for ADRs.
Then, once you’re onsite, you’re tempted to upgrade to the Mod’s for better dining and other amenities (like room service).
Then, when you see that the deluxe’s are so close… you see where I’m going?
I think Disney has the ADR’s tweaked just right. I don’t think anything major will change anytime soon.[/QUOTE]
Like I said, my opinion only, but if I am paying for the Dining Plan and calling 90+ days out and still not able to get the restaurants that I want, then why would I pay for the Dining Plan to eat at restaurants that are just “okay” to me? I would rather eat at a good QS for less money than at a TS that is just okay. We always stay on-site and I always have our ADR’s figured out well in advance, so this does not bother me much, however, I have definately been turned-off from booking a last-minute Disney trip with DDP because I know I can’t get into the places that I want.
I also feel for people that don’t realize you have to be so vigilant with reservations and they unknowingly pay for the DDP at booking only to find out they can’t get into many restaurants that they want to.
I think Disney has made a great choice to offer a DDP, but I still think there is work to be done.
Again, my opinion only.