OK, one our company’s sales managers had been asking me about WDW for the last 3 years…and he REALLY wants to take his family. So, he is about to bite the bullet and has gotten some quotes from several sources.
I asked him when he is going and he said 12/26/2010 - 01/02/2011…the EXACT dates I went this past Christmas/New Years. So, I got excited for him…and said “Man, you are only like 2 weeks out from making your dining reservations.” (He is doing the DP). He then said, yeah I was going to talk to you about that later in a few weeks. “You need to start planning NOW.” I said.
Then he asked why. I told him that this was his 1st trip to WDW during one of the most exciting, yet the MOST packed times of year. He needed to know what park he was going to be at to know his options for dining. He needed to find out who had EMH when. He then said, “Well, I was just going to ask you 2 or 3 places to eat and we would get ressies there in a few months or a couple of weeks before we go, and just pick somewhere the rest of the time.” YOU CAN’t DO THAT i said.
I woke up at 5 am last year on the 1st day I could make my ADR and still didn’t get everything I wanted when I wanted.
He didn’t know how FP worked…he just thought you walked up, got one and went on the ride…nor did he know that they can run out of FP. He looked at me like I was CRAZY when I told him that New Years Eve don’t plan on riding hardly anything and plan other events (Kim Possible or something like it).
HE WOULD NOT LISTEN - which is common for him. I want him to have a good time b/c he is generally a nice guy and he has a dear family…but this guy is setting himself up for a nightmare - I have seen it happpen before.