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Old 05-19-2013, 07:57 AM   #1
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Rose & Crown Pub, Patio for Illuminations

I have never tried to get on the patio before to watch Illuminations, was thinking about it this time. I have 8:15PM dinner reservations, any suggestions on what time I should show up to request the patio? I am figuring by the time I get served and EAT SLOWLY I should be able to enjoy the show from a patio table LOL. THANK YOU


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Old 05-19-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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If you get seated inside, they will take you outside in a reserved area to watch the show. I enjoyed the entire experience,
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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I have never tried to get on the patio before to watch Illuminations, was thinking about it this time. I have 8:15PM dinner reservations, any suggestions on what time I should show up to request the patio? I am figuring by the time I get served and EAT SLOWLY I should be able to enjoy the show from a patio table LOL. THANK YOU


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I would arrive before 7:45 and request the patio. But it is not likely that you will get it. Since your ADR is 8:15, just about everybody on the patio at that point is staying put for Illuminations. Those tables are not likely to open. Also it is not very likely that arriving early for your ADR will result in you being seated earlier than your ADR.
Also, even if you request a patio table you can no longer wait for one. You need to take the first table available to you or lose your ADR.
The private viewing area for R & C guests is very nice if you are seated inside. You will still enjoy the view.
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They may not allow you to request the patio. It's going to depend on how busy they are. And 8:15 is rather a late reservation to offer to wait for a patio table, even if it is allowed. By that time it's rather doubtful that guests who already have patio tables are going to give them up.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #5
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We had a 7:35 ADR and were not seated until about 8:15. This is an extremely busy time for R&C and tables do not turnover because of Illuminations. However, we did get a seat on the patio with an obstructed view. We were advised we would get the next table available and weren't allowed to specifically request patio. There wouldn't have been another option anyhow because all tables on the patio were occupied from the time we got there until Illuminations was over. We were being served dessert just as Illuminations was starting.
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If you are seated inside you can let your server know you want to see IllumiNations and they will pace your meal accordingly. Remind them just before the show starts and they will take you outside to the area adjacent to the patio that is reserved for just R&C diners.

You can ask for a patio table when you check in at the podium, but chances are very slim that you'll get one since your res is at 8:15. You can check in about 15 minutes early. but if you try to check in much earlier than that, R&C frequently asks guests to return closer to their res time.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:03 AM   #7
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THANK YOU for all the replies. I like the idea of a private viewing area, even if I don't get a patio table. That's fine with me


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Old 05-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #8
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. . . I have 8:15PM dinner reservations, any suggestions on what time I should show up to request the patio?

1) A lot earlier.
2) Maybe 7:15.
3) At 8:15 is it almost guaranteed not to get a patio table.


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The view from the private viewing area is great:



As others have said, just let your server know you want to watch IlllumiNations they'll escort you out there before the show starts. Have fun!
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