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Old 03-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Be Our Guest dinner-- don't check in too early!

We had 5pm dinner reservations at BoG this past Thursday. Got there a little early and got in a super long check-in line at 4:15. After 15 minutes of standing in the hot sun, we got to the window and they said we were too early and to come back no sooner than 15 minutes before our ADR time. Ugh! Back to the end of the line again!

Let us be a cautionary tale for you!

After all was said and done, though, the food and atmosphere were both amazing and definitely worth the wait!! Highly recommended!
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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Thanks for a great tip!
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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Wow...most restuarants want you there early
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #4
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Wow...most restuarants want you there early

In December we were told at all restaurants except 1 that they can no longer check you in any sooner than 10 minutes before your seating time. I thought it was just because it was (early) December, but maybe this is a new rule that is being implemented.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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In December we were told at all restaurants except 1 that they can no longer check you in any sooner than 10 minutes before your seating time. I thought it was just because it was (early) December, but maybe this is a new rule that is being implemented.
In January, I was checked in super early for a lot of meals - more than an hour before my ADR time in a few restaurants.

I'm guessing it depends how busy the place is.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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In January, I was checked in super early for a lot of meals - more than an hour before my ADR time in a few restaurants.

I'm guessing it depends how busy the place is.
That's exactly what it is...
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Yep. They told us the same thing when we tried to get in line to check in at 3:40ish for our 4:05 ADR. The CM's told us we could check in no earlier than 3:50. Which it was by the time we made our way through the line to check in.
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It would be nice if maybe they had a sign up warning people of the check-in time policy. Also, there were two lines, and people were assuming one line was standby and the other was for ADRs, but no one really knew because there weren't any signs or directions!
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We were told the same thing at Via Napoli in February.
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Thanks for the tip, we are planning on eating their our next trip. I can't wait to try a new restaurant!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #11
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So now the restaurant is going to have to have one of those signs telling you how long the wait is to get to the podium from a particular spot, otherwise you risk getting in line too early or too late. If you arrive 25 minutes before your ADR and see a long line, how are you supposed to know if getting in that line immediately will result in your getting to the podium 17 minutes before your appointed time or 2 minutes after? Are we now supposed to use line reporting apps to let us know the approximate wait time at BoG?!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #12
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There was a 30 minute wait in January for the counter service lunch at BoG so be aware the place is new and highly popular.
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Awesome tip!
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I know the lines are long for lunch but for dinner, everyone in line should have an ADR. I would think that the line would move faster since people are just checking in and waiting to be seated. Am I underestimating the amount of people that will be in line?
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Guys, girls....Why are we over thinking this. While I thank the OP for a great tip, we should take that 15 min. thing into consideration. All this when to get in line is pointless.

If u have a 5:00 adr. and you get there at 4:30, judge by the size of the line. If you think you might be cutting it close wait till 4:35 then get in line wait to get to front which may be anywhere between 4:45 and 4:59. Either way you are still ahead of schedule. If you get there at 4:25 and its a long long line then just get on at that point. In 20 minutes of waiting on line you'll be at the desk and 15 mins. ahead of schedule. Or if you'd like wait another 5 minutes prior to getting on that line therefore arriving at front desk at 4:50....Still 10 mins ahead of schedule. Just my opinion.
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