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Old 08-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #571
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I hear you. Ohana is one of our few must-do's and a few weeks ago before we booked, but I was pretty sure we would, I snagged an ADR for 8pm. This is later than we ever eat and I'm really afraid that my 5yo won't make it. I have been hawking the website and can't find anything earlier. In fact I really can't find many ADR's that I want. I've been there for FD the same week two other times and I don't ever remember having such a hard time getting ADR's.
That was pretty smart of you...I was so focused on getting the FD, I couldn't think ahead to anything else! I'd even take an 8pm at this point if I could! It is the ONLY ADR that I did not pick for the kids and I REALLY want it! I assume you will not be staying until 11/15, but if you ressie is for then or later, let me know if you get a new time and cancel!
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:38 PM   #572
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That was pretty smart of you...I was so focused on getting the FD, I couldn't think ahead to anything else! I'd even take an 8pm at this point if I could! It is the ONLY ADR that I did not pick for the kids and I REALLY want it! I assume you will not be staying until 11/15, but if you ressie is for then or later, let me know if you get a new time and cancel!
Sorry our dates are 10/31-11/8. Good luck and keep trying. I know how hard it is to get ADR's for 5 people.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #573
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I booked ADRs at about 150 days out -- at the first inkling we might be going! Didn't want to risk not getting what I wanted. Even then, some were harder to get. I did luck into 'Ohana a few weeks ago. Before all I was getting was after 8PM, but managed to get 5:15! At this point I am trying to get a little later Chef Mickey reservations -- have 8:15 and want more like 9:30 so we can sleep in that day! And a little earlier Crystal Palace -- have 8:30 but want as close to 8:05 as I can get!
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:47 PM   #574
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Which leads me to a question -- last year we had a reservation for Crystal Palace at 8:05, park opened at 9:00. We were let in without having to show anything. Just had to say we had a breakfast reservation. There was a New Fantasyland preview going on so there were a lot of people there early that day. Was that normal for us to not have to say anything more than "we have a reservation?" I was expecting to have to give reservation number or my name for them to look up or something!
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #575
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I am holding off. I made CRT ADR in April before I got the FD PIN so I paid in full. I've read on the Restaurant board that if the CM doesn't do this transaction correctly, you might lose the ADR. I am just going to wait until our trip to get the refund, I don't want to chance losing that ADR.
I was just wondering how you were able to get free dining at the POFQ. I had reservations there, but when FD was announced I had to switch to POR because I was told Free Dining was not available at POFQ. I would prefer to be at the POFQ.
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I booked dinner at castle before making my room reservations and had to prepay. I now have free dining- how do I get money back to my card without canceling reservation?
They will switch it for you but be prepared to wait on the phone a while. It's a difficult process and took my CM about an hour. I had to be transfered to a special area for help so that when they released the first res to refund my money they could hold on to it and apply it to FD. Patience needed for that call....
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #577
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I was just wondering how you were able to get free dining at the POFQ. I had reservations there, but when FD was announced I had to switch to POR because I was told Free Dining was not available at POFQ. I would prefer to be at the POFQ.
My sister got the FD Pin when they sent out in May and we were able to apply it to both our rooms.
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Thanks. Have a great trip. POFQ is our favorite resort.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:14 PM   #579
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Thanks. Have a great trip. POFQ is our favorite resort.
any suggestions, tips, etc? I always wanted to stay at POFQ; it was at the top of my Disney wish list.
Thank you.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #580
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I booked ADRs at about 150 days out -- at the first inkling we might be going! Didn't want to risk not getting what I wanted. Even then, some were harder to get. I did luck into 'Ohana a few weeks ago. Before all I was getting was after 8PM, but managed to get 5:15! At this point I am trying to get a little later Chef Mickey reservations -- have 8:15 and want more like 9:30 so we can sleep in that day! And a little earlier Crystal Palace -- have 8:30 but want as close to 8:05 as I can get!
Yeah, I booked at the earliest possible time could too, then FD was no longer going to happen for the first week in December and I had to cancel all my prized ADR's! Then we couldn't decide when to go and wanted to wait for FD...guess I should have booked 'Ohana once for every week we were considering!
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May '99 with sister's family, DW Dixie Landings (POR-R)
May '00 with work DW Beach Club
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #581
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Yeah, I booked at the earliest possible time could too, then FD was no longer going to happen for the first week in December and I had to cancel all my prized ADR's! Then we couldn't decide when to go and wanted to wait for FD...guess I should have booked 'Ohana once for every week we were considering!
That stinks! Keep trying. Just like the FD, you'll get the reservations you want too!
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:46 PM   #582
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Speaking of being at Disney World....our friend Dave is there now.

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:48 PM   #583
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That stinks! Keep trying. Just like the FD, you'll get the reservations you want too!
You are right! When it comes to this Disney trip, I'm nothing, if not persistent! I'll get everything I want yet!
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May '00 with work DW Beach Club
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He didn't tell us he was going to be there so soon....did he? Lucky him...
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