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Old 09-03-2012, 08:24 AM   #3271
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I am begining to wonder how quickly the website updates available number of seats. It looks like there are at least 21 people booked for 11/11, yet I can still make a reservation online for 36 people, same number as I could immediately after I made my real reservation for a party of 5. It looks like there are at least two parties of 5, one party of 7, and two other tables booked (Didnt say how many people), so how is this possible?
When i went last year there were def more than 50 people that attended. I don't think that using that can really tell how many people have booked.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:58 AM   #3272
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If there are more than 50 spots left, why is my reservation at 9:10? I thought earlier meant better seating. If there are that many seats, does that mean I will get a good table? They do it based on first reservations?
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #3273
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Whew!!! I got our party booked on 11/06 at 7:10pm! I was out of town yesterday and didn't see the post that resies had opened - after checking DAILY for weeks! I thought the post was from today and was casually getting my laptop going then noticed all the posts started YESTERDAY! I panicked! But all is well! Now to sit back and wait for Nov 3rd to get here!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:09 AM   #3274
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Just booked for November 18. This is actually the latest after the dates opened that I've booked, so I'll be curious to see where our table is. We've always been in the front.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #3275
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If there are more than 50 spots left, why is my reservation at 9:10? I thought earlier meant better seating. If there are that many seats, does that mean I will get a good table? They do it based on first reservations?
Your seating location isn't based on the time of your reservation, it's based on when you MAKE your reservation. We've always made our ressies within the first 24 hours of the dates being open, and we've always been in the front row.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:20 AM   #3276
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I booked for a party of 7 and got a message saying "your party may be seated at separate tables". How likely is that to happen? Does Disney split parties up, or is that just a general warning they make in case they need to do it?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #3277
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11 for November 4!

I checked last night at 4:15 pm with no luck, and figured they were done for the night. I did not check back until this morning and 7:00 pm was available.

As the party fills, do the reservation times offered go later? Does 7 pm being available mean they are a lot of spots left?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:27 AM   #3278
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I booked for a party of 7 and got a message saying "your party may be seated at separate tables". How likely is that to happen? Does Disney split parties up, or is that just a general warning they make in case they need to do it?
Not likely. We're a family of 6 and I've noticed that always pops up as the restaurants/events start to become full. We've never been split up though.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #3279
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Got Sunday the 11th for my 5--YAY!
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:29 AM   #3280
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I read that the party area seats 160 so that may explain why more than 50 seats can be sold.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #3281
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That's the one I was trying for. No available tables :-(


Got a seat booked for the night of the MVMCP. Not my preference to double pay for that block of time, but it's the only time I can do it unless I cancel my BoG ADR. And that is SO not happening. LOL

And I got a second spot. My first choice date was the 28th. Booked. I'm doing the Christmas party on the 27th, but that was available. I've got BoG on the 24th. The dessert party is available that night too. My BoG is at 6:10 and the Wishes party is at 9:05. Since I'm not thrilled with the dessert selections at BoG anyway, the food part is feasible, but is that enough time between the two? I REALLY don't want to use valuable party time (at $12 an hour for the party!)

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I just checked online and there is a table for 4 available on Nov. 28. Maybe you could book now and adjust the reservation later.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #3282
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If there are more than 50 spots left, why is my reservation at 9:10? I thought earlier meant better seating. If there are that many seats, does that mean I will get a good table? They do it based on first reservations?
The time of your reservation will be the same for everyone that night. There is only one party and it starts about an hour before the fireworks show. So if fireworks are at 10, your reservations are at 9, if fireworks are at 8, your reservations are at 7, etc. Everyone attending that night will get the same time.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #3283
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Woo Hoo! Just got for Nov 26 party of 5!!!
We got Nov. 26th too. Made ressies last night. Just checked for availability & the 26th looks like it's sold out already. I was hoping we made the ressie early enough for great seats, but now I'm not so sure. Oh well, We'll enjoy it no matter where we sit.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #3284
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The time of your reservation will be the same for everyone that night. There is only one party and it starts about an hour before the fireworks show. So if fireworks are at 10, your reservations are at 9, if fireworks are at 8, your reservations are at 7, etc. Everyone attending that night will get the same time.
Actually, there will be scattered reservation times. A 9pm wishes for example had times of 7:00 and 7:20, etc. The main thing is that regardless of you specific time, they will let everyone with a reservation in at the same time. Theory is however, that the earlier reservation time = a better spot. Who knows if that is true though!
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:28 AM   #3285
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I had heard that you need to be there very early, because once they open the doors it's a crazy free for all to get the best tables... So is that not true? Do they seat people at specific tables? I hope it's not a free for all, that freaks me right out lol. Hoping to go to my first dessert party this December!
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