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Old 04-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #1
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Recent BOG lunch counter service

We only have one day at the parks in 2 weeks and couldn't get a dinner reservation.

When is the best time to go for lunch and whats the wait like now?

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Old 04-23-2013, 02:56 PM   #2
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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I can't answer from experience, but I've been reading these BOG posts because we're in the same boat.
From what I've been reading, you should get in line around 10:30 - some even say 10:00 - depending on how busy it is.
I'm sure someone will come along soon who's been there... I hope!
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
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We were there on 3/24. Got in line around 9:30am for a 10am opening. We went by super early (it was Easter week so there was 7am EMH) to see what time they opened - they let us go in and peek around inside. They weren't letting people line up that early so around 9:25. I went by to see what was up and by 9:30, they were letting people get in line. 10am would have been ridiculously early for lunch if we hadn't been up so early. By the time we were done, the line wound down the path and around the corner - I don't remember exactly how far - but it was long.

It was fun but I'm not sure I'd wait 2 hours in line. 30 minutes was perfect.

(Note I think the 10am opening might have been just for that week since it was so busy. Check when you arrive at the park.)
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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We were there last month and went twice for lunch-- 1st time we got there around 10:45 thinking they opened at 11(they open at 10:30). The line was fairly long, but not as bad as when we came out! We waited around 30 mins to get to the castle and prob another 15 or so waiting to get into the room where you order. Second time we got in line at about 10:10 and waited until about 10:35 to get into the castle and then 15 mins again to get to order. The problem there is people not being ready to order when it's their turn-- they have CMs giving out menus all along the line so people are ready, but once in that ordering room it's a cluster mess--- they should be telling people to please be prepared with their order when giving the menus to look over-- no doubt that is the biggest holdup.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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We ate there last week. I don't think we got in line until around 11. We waited about 30 minutes. Not bad at all.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:49 PM   #7
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30 minutes is pretty standard and I too really wish they would encourage people to know what they want when they get to the terminal or make them step aside until they do. You have been holding a menu for 20 plus minutes, why do you wait to decide until you get up there.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:21 PM   #8
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We ate there today.

We are guessing we were on line for less than 30 min; it seemed to move well. I got the pork, and loved it. We don't remember when we got on line, but we were done by 12:30. The line was a little shorter when we got out. Don't be afraid of a long line.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #9
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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What's it like for a later lunch, like say 1:00 or 1:30?

(We're going in September, when crowds are much lower than right now.)
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #11
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What's it like for a later lunch, like say 1:00 or 1:30?

(We're going in September, when crowds are much lower than right now.)
I was wondering that myself! Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #12
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How late do they serve lunch?
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #13
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Are you finding the wait the CMs are quoting accurate or not? A friend just came back and said she was told 75 min waits the couple times they tried to get in.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:33 PM   #14
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We went in December and just last Sunday 4/28 and waited about 30 min each time with the line close to the end of the bridge. The beautiful theming is totally worth the wait!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:49 PM   #15
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I cut & pasted this from WDWMAgic, mrsroboto; but I can't vouch for it's veracity.

Do you recall what time you got in line, anotherhb?

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