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cmcvean
08-28-2009, 03:43 PM
The on-line system will let you book multiple ADR's, what will happen come time to eat....????...... Will they cancel them? Do I even risk it during Free Dining??? I would just LOVE to be able to switch my parks one day if we feel like it!

Octoberbabiesrus
08-28-2009, 05:10 PM
I feel a ton of flaming coming your way. I can see it coming....

Thats a big no-no. Morally here on dis. People get pretty heated over certain topics. and This would be one of thier bigger ones. By double booking, you run the risk of a CM seeing it and cancelling ALL your ADRs.

But on the personal side, by double booking ADR's you are potentially taking a space that someone has been trying hard to get. And then if you dont use it, thats just rude. I can't see any way that someone would truly find this acceptable.

Octoberbabiesrus
08-28-2009, 05:11 PM
opps...double post.

dipity
08-28-2009, 05:13 PM
Having flexibility would be great, but it will come with a cost. If you're going during free dining, when the restaurants are completely full, then your double booking will keep another family from eating. At the very least, the other family will be forced to try to get a walk up table instead of having an adr they can plan around.

There continue to be sporadic reports that the new system will cancel both your reservations if you double book, but I don't think it's something that's certain to happen. You could always roll the dice.

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 05:55 PM
I don't understand why the system will let you do it. Although it doesn't really cause someone "NOT" to eat during that time, if we don't show up, potentially someone could walk up and get in. So this in theory could allow for more walk ins the chance to eat.

Don't get me wrong, I TOTALLY understand the moral reason you shouldn't, and I don't plan on doing it. I just have one day that I'm not sure where we will end up, and I want to make sure we have somewhere to eat that night.

This is our first time on the dining plan, as well as using the on-line system, so I am really just trying to figure out how all this works. So, please, NO FLAMING - Just please help me understand how this works!!!

jdads2
08-28-2009, 06:03 PM
I've double booked on this trip but cancelled 17 or 18 days out. I was finalizing dinner with MNSSHP and the Dessert party so things got a little screwy. There are restaurants I would never double book and would work my schedule around. Cindy's breakfast and Le Cellier are two because those can be very difficult to get and it would be nasty to hold two ADR's in my opnion. Others like Boma or Beirgarten or Kona Cafe I dn't see a big problem. Those you can ussually call for an ADR on the day you're there.

Still I'd feel weird keeping two ADR's for the same meal. It's easy enough to get from park to park with a hopper pass or just switch parks for the day.

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 06:08 PM
Thank you Dave, that was the kind of information I was looking for.

whogirl'smom
08-28-2009, 06:18 PM
Don't double book, just plan a meal at a resort that night and then it doesn't matter which park you choose.

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 06:22 PM
That is funny you say that, the majority of my ADR's are at the resorts for that reason! I just can't make up my mind!! I am not one of those stick to the plan kind of people, so this type of stuff is hard for me.

PrincessTiffany
08-28-2009, 06:36 PM
The on-line system will let you book multiple ADR's, what will happen come time to eat....????...... Will they cancel them? Do I even risk it during Free Dining??? I would just LOVE to be able to switch my parks one day if we feel like it!
If a CM catches it in the system they will cancel your ADRS. There are Dining CMs that have posted about this in the past and have said that they have personally cancelled/deleted double booked ADRs in the dining system. Hopefully, one of them (RustyScrapper) will be along shortly to confirm this.

FYI, they don't really take walk-ups during free dining so you ARE taking up that reservation by double booking.

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 06:44 PM
Are you saying that I am not going to be able to walk up to a any TS and get a table anytime they offer Free Dining?????

pumba
08-28-2009, 06:48 PM
Last September during free dining....my husband and I were only able to get ONE reservation for our week........we went to Crystal Palace and that was it....We tried to walk up to Le Cellier at the opening but some lucky couple in front of us got the only opening......IT can happen but we didnt luck out....
Were we upset, NOPE .....we ate at counter service restaurants and we had a great time in Disney.....

PrincessTiffany
08-28-2009, 06:52 PM
Are you saying that I am not going to be able to walk up to a any TS and get a table anytime they offer Free Dining?????
Well, pretty much, yes.

I mean you may get an off time at one of the less popular resort restaurants, but they don't really take walk-ups at the more popular places, especially in the parks. You might get a walk-up at one of the Epcot countries like Japan or Morocco, but highly doubtful in the other parks. Disers who have just returned this week have said that the Magic Kingdom has signs posted at the entrance that say all table service restaurants are full and are not taking walk-ups.

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 06:53 PM
pumba - you have a great attitude!

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 06:59 PM
But that was August Free Dining - I am going during the first week in November - I doubt they will have those kinds of crowds.

PrincessTiffany
08-28-2009, 07:03 PM
But that was August Free Dining - I am going during the first week in November - I doubt they will have those kinds of crowds.
We had a free dining code for mid-December last year and they were not taking walk-ups at any of the restaurants we dined at. We waited an average of 15 to 30 minutes for our ADRs and I saw walk-ups turned away when we were at Whispering Canyon, Crystal Palace, Liberty Tree, 1900 Park Fare, Chef Mickey's, Coral Reef and Garden Grill. The restaurants WILL be packed in November.

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 07:08 PM
Ugh... I don't want to hear that!! Oh well, I better finalize my plans! Thank you for the information.

dipity
08-28-2009, 07:11 PM
We went the last couple of years for free dining at the end of September, supposedly the slowest time of the year. The parks were dead, many rides were walk-on, but the restaurants were slammed.

We probably could have gotten a walk up table at some of the less popular places in epcot but there was no chance to do a walk up anywhere in mk, studios, or ak.

Don't discount how busy the restaurants will be during free dining, no matter how busy it is in the parks.

mkleinbe
08-28-2009, 07:12 PM
I'm usually not one to flame...BUT...don't double book. It's selfish. Play nice and book one ressie/meal. :hippie:

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 07:15 PM
dipity = well at least I can look forward to less crowds in the parks - (maybe) one good side of my dilema here!

PrincessTiffany
08-28-2009, 07:22 PM
dipity = well at least I can look forward to less crowds in the parks - (maybe) one good side of my dilema here!
Sorry, I know I'm probably coming off like a total Debbie Downer, but you will be there during Jersey Week, which I believe the UG has that week as mostly 6 and 7s, so it won't be empty. So make your ADRs and prepare for medium crowds and you will be all set!

I do hope ya'll have a magical vacation. Your kids are about the same age as my four kids and we leave in one week :-)

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 07:26 PM
Sorry, I know I'm probably coming off like a total Debbie Downer, but you will be there during Jersey Week, which I believe the UG has that week as mostly 6 and 7s, so it won't be empty. So make your ADRs and prepare for medium crowds and you will be all set!

I do hope ya'll have a magical vacation. Your kids are about the same age as my four kids and we leave in one week :-)

Wow - how exciting for you all! How are you doing that with school? You are right our kids are almost exactly the same ages! We went on a Disney Cruise last year and hit the parks for a few days before and after during Jersey Week. It was much busier than my FAVORITE January trips, but doable. I will just be happy to be in my Magical Place!

Have a GREAT trip!!

ppony
08-28-2009, 07:41 PM
That is funny you say that, the majority of my ADR's are at the resorts for that reason! I just can't make up my mind!! I am not one of those stick to the plan kind of people, so this type of stuff is hard for me.

Honestly, I think almost everyone would rather be able to eat where and when you want. I know I would. But going to one of the most popular vacation spots in the world forces this kind of thing. It's the "Beast" part of the WDW Beauty. :laughing: No way around it.

I was surprised to see the system let me doube book as well. I really wish it hadn't to be honest. I was actually surprised at all the options I had. I thought I was going to get forced into a time so when I got options, I booked a couple, asked my DH when he got up because as you know, we're up at O'dark-thirty doing these ressies :surfweb: and then I prompty cancelled the ones I wasn't going to use. Again, I wish I could go where and when I want to. I think everyone does, it's just the cost of vacationing in "paradise". ;)

At nearly every reaturarnt I've been to, I've seen walk-ups turned away. LAst time there was a family at Chef Mickey's about 1/2 an hour early. Apparently they thought if they were early they;d get a spot. Nope. We were in line behind them, WITH ADRs and our son got to "eopen" the reaturant that day, :goodvibes

PrincessTiffany
08-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Wow - how exciting for you all! How are you doing that with school? You are right our kids are almost exactly the same ages! We went on a Disney Cruise last year and hit the parks for a few days before and after during Jersey Week. It was much busier than my FAVORITE January trips, but doable. I will just be happy to be in my Magical Place!

Have a GREAT trip!!
We've been back in school since the first week of August and the kids will have a 2 day break on Labor Day Monday and also on Tuesday, so we are taking them out the other three days. Can't wait!

cmcvean
08-28-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm usually not one to flame...BUT...don't double book. It's selfish. Play nice and book one ressie/meal. :hippie:

Be nice - don't flame..... I'm sorry I say that laughing! I agree with you, it isn't nice to double book!