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Old 02-09-2013, 12:09 AM   #736
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I didn't book mine until in the middle of the night the day it was released this time and got a 9pm time. In November when we went I booked a couple hours after it was open and got a 8:15 time and we were 3 rows back from the rail. No I myself am curious as to where we will sit since I got right on the hour this time. We are going the 25th
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Tables are Pre-Assigned. From what I have heard, they seat you based on the order when you called for any given date. Not 100% sure on this.

I was online when it was posted that March ressies were open and I immediately called disney dining. I will be glad report back in the thread how this worked out for me, and where I get seated. My ressie is for March 11th.
This is true based on our experience. We've been to the DP 3 times. Twice we booked within the first day of the reservations opening, and both times we were in the front row (once with 2 people, once with 3.) The other time we didn't decide to go until about 2 months after reservations opened up (we were lucky our date was even still available.) That time, we were all the way in the back. Let me know if anyone has questions about seating, people standing in front of you, etc... We've had a variety of experiences, and I'd be happy to share!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:41 AM   #738
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To those of you wgo have been, is there front row seating for parties of 5? According to the CM, we were the first reservation for our date, but I keep reading about smaller parties at the rail.
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To those of you wgo have been, is there front row seating for parties of 5? According to the CM, we were the first reservation for our date, but I keep reading about smaller parties at the rail.
I can't remember if there was a larger table in the very front row last August when we went. But we were a table of three in the front row, all the way to the left (nearest to the Photopass photographer). There were several larger tables (5 or 6 people) in the row behind us. The people at some of those tables never stood at the rail. I'm assuming that they could see the fireworks from their seats.

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what do u think is the best time to be there

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I have never been and wanted to know what u all thought was the best time to have a reservation? The fireworks start around 9, right? So if ur there for a 7pm reservation ur sitting there for 2 hrs before the fireworks start and to me that is 2 hrs away from the park doing stuff. What r ur thoughts on what the best time to go there is???

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The party starts 1 hour before the fireworks. It doesnt matter the time of your reservation. You will be seated 1 hour before the show.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:38 AM   #742
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so y do they have different reservation times? Is it to keep the crowds down? So people won't be arriving all at the same time? Just trying to understand fully so we are educated and have a clue when we get there. There is 9 in our party.
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so y do they have different reservation times? Is it to keep the crowds down? So people won't be arriving all at the same time? Just trying to understand fully so we are educated and have a clue when we get there. There is 9 in our party.
I'm guessing its one of Disney mystery as to the reservation times. Probably difficulty with the current reservation system, so staggered times may be necessary. What day did you get your ADR for?

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To those of you wgo have been, is there front row seating for parties of 5? According to the CM, we were the first reservation for our date, but I keep reading about smaller parties at the rail.
Yes, larger parties are placed in the front row. When we were there in October there were several parties in the front row that were 5+. I think I had even counted a party of 10 in the front row. We were in the front row as a party of 6.
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so y do they have different reservation times? Is it to keep the crowds down? So people won't be arriving all at the same time? Just trying to understand fully so we are educated and have a clue when we get there. There is 9 in our party.
The ADR system insists on treating the Dessert Party like a restaurant (where you have to stagger reservation times) rather than a single-time show (like HDDR or the Luau). Prior posters are correct - no matter what time the ADR system assigns you, the one and only Party for the night starts 1 hour prior to Wishes, so you should arrive 10 -15 minutes before that to check in and get wristbands (they give wristbands because if you have to use the rest room you have to leave the enclosed Party area and the wristband lets you back in). If Wishes is at 9 pm and your ADR says 8:30 pm, not showing up until 8:30 just means you missed half the time you paid for. But if your ADR says 6 pm, showing up at 6 means you'll just stand there for 2 hours and doesn't get you a better seat - they are indeed pre-assigned.
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Yes, larger parties are placed in the front row. When we were there in October there were several parties in the front row that were 5+. I think I had even counted a party of 10 in the front row. We were in the front row as a party of 6.
Yes. All 3 times we've gone there have been larger parties in the front row. The last time we went we were in the front row right beside a table of 8. They were seated in the front row on the right end each time.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #748
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Seeing all the people who got their March ressies makes me so excited and anxious to make our May ressies! We're waiting for May 8th, which will be our last full day at WDW....thought it would be a great way to end our vacation.
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #749
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Can't wait for April reservations to open!

Hoping this thread will give an advantage once they do.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:19 AM   #750
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Tables are set back quite a ways from the railing, and are only assigned for the Dessert portion. Once the show starts, everyone stands at the railing. Most people are nice enough to let the kids in front, but since the show takes place over the Castle, there really are no bad spots....

We were told that we couldn't bring the chairs up to the railing.

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