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Old 10-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Chances of them accomodating 5 at a 4-person reservation?

I made our family reservations at the 180-day mark like a good girl - for 4 people - and just found out that our daughter in college may be able to join us for a few days of the trip.

Her dates are not flexible at all because a specific window just opened up in her college schedule to allow the trip. The time she would join us includes two hard-to-get character meals: a breakfast at Tusker House, and a dinner at Chef Mickey's. Of course, we're now just a month away from the trip, and these restaurants show no availability for a party of 5. Or any other party size, for that matter.

Have any of you had this happen and just show up with the extra person? I am tempted for us to show up, and then if they cannot accomodate us, I would be willing to sit out while the rest of the family eats. Just wondering if we should even try . . .

Thanks in advance for any input!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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Yes, we had our entire 9 days of adrs booked and my parents decided to join us. We tried to change them and were told no availability, so we just showed up with 7, and all 9 had no problem. We went to ohana dinner, chef Mickey, tucker house, crystal palace, h&v, 1900 of dinner, etc. So even the hard to book ones didn't have a problem. Another trip my DHs cousin joined us and we had no problem that night either at ohana.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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There is always a chance that they will turn the extra person away. So be prepared for that, but otherwise I'd try. Just get there a bit early and prepare to maybe wait a bit longer than your ressie time. I see this question pop up all the time here and answers go both ways, but it never hurts to try. Worse case, they tell you no can do. Good Luck.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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Yes, we had our entire 9 days of adrs booked and my parents decided to join us. We tried to change them and were told no availability, so we just showed up with 7, and all 9 had no problem. We went to ohana dinner, chef Mickey, tucker house, crystal palace, h&v, 1900 of dinner, etc. So even the hard to book ones didn't have a problem. Another trip my DHs cousin joined us and we had no problem that night either at ohana.
Thank you for sharing your story . . . that's very encouraging! Glad it worked out so well for you.
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You can always ask. They may say yes, who knows?
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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Thank You for asking this question. I have the same exact problem. I made all of our reservations as soon as I was able for the 4 of us. We are a family of 5, but the oldest is in college and said she would not be able to join us. Well now things have changed and she can travel with us. I was able to change all but 2 of our reservations. We will try to go with 5 and if they say no, my husband will go back to the room for a break. Good Luck to you, I hope it works out.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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Thank You for asking this question. I have the same exact problem. I made all of our reservations as soon as I was able for the 4 of us. We are a family of 5, but the oldest is in college and said she would not be able to join us. Well now things have changed and she can travel with us. I was able to change all but 2 of our reservations. We will try to go with 5 and if they say no, my husband will go back to the room for a break. Good Luck to you, I hope it works out.
Oh thank you! Best wishes to you as well. Yay for our college kids being able to join us, right?!
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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I think many places will be able to accommodate you. But don't be surprised if some can't. Going from 4 to 5 will require a different table entirely, so much harder to accommodate than if you were going from, say, 5 to 6.
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Also a tip I got from a CM (currently in same situation with SIL & BIL) call 48 hours before because people think the cancellation policy is 48 hours and not 24. Also they stated CMs are way more understanding than the computers
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I've been turned away going from a 4 to a 6 and from a 6 to an 8...but I've also been accomodated and I've also seen others turned away or accomodated. You won't really know until you try. The issue is you're going up a table size by going from 4 to 5 ... i.e. my 4 to 6 issue is pretty much identical. Still- I'd try and I'd also keep stalking the site for openings. It's very common for thing w/CC guars to open up just before travel as people finalize their plans.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #11
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Good tips, everybody . . . I'll call at the 48 hour mark, and otherwise will just try and hope for the best.

Thank you, all!
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