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Old 04-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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'Ohana single person reservation

I am trying to book a table for one at 'Ohana in October. I have tried every day I will be there at all possible dinner times in the online system and there is no availability. If I change the party size to 2 people, there is plenty of time slots available. Does this mean I cannot eat there with only one person?
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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No, you should be able to eat anywhere as a single. There just might be very few single tables at the restaurant to book. I would call Disney Dining and have them search or see what they suggest.
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I had the same problem, no matter how often I tried (I even called in and spent 20 mins with the nicest CM who tried everything she could) I could not find a table for one at 'Ohana for any of my 6 nights in Sept.

I finally made a ressie for two. As far as I have read on the WDW website, as long a the ressie is kept, they won't charge your credit card the $10 for the second person not showing up.

I had no problems with any other resturaunt making a ressie for one. I guess 'Ohana is the exception.
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The dining reservation computer system tries to fill as many seats as possible so when you input an odd number of people it often says there is nothing available because it thinks it "ought" to only fill a table for 2 with 2 people and ignores the request for 1 person. We're a party of 3 so we see this problem frequently.

You can go ahead and book the table for 2 people because typically Disney doesn't have tables for 1. When you arrive at the restaurant just let them know that you're a party of 1. According to the dining reservation FAQs on the Disney website if you're booked at a venue with the no show credit card guarantee you will not be charged for the "absent" person.

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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Someone recently posted the same problem. He made the ADR online for 2, then called and the CM changed it to one.
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This "problem" also exists for Trail's End and Olivia's. Just make your resie for two and then call and ask the CM to change it to one. I just did this last week without a problem.
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Originally Posted by WAWDWLUVER View Post
This "problem" also exists for Trail's End and Olivia's. Just make your resie for two and then call and ask the CM to change it to one. I just did this last week without a problem.
This. The online ADR system WILL NOT book a single person for 'Ohana, Olivia's or Trails End.

I had started a thread about this a few months ago


I wound up booking a table for 2 online and then calling and modifying my ADR to one.

I must warn you that as a party of one they put me right next to the kitchen door. It was on the outskirts of the actual dining area, almost like a table was never meant to be there.

Oh and I hope you're not self conscious about sitting alone a a table FULL of food!

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I experienced that too. I booked for two and will be calling soon to drop it down to one.

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Originally Posted by WAWDWLUVER View Post
This "problem" also exists for Trail's End and Olivia's. Just make your resie for two and then call and ask the CM to change it to one. I just did this last week without a problem.
In the past I have also had trouble booking some of the Signature restaurants for one. I've just booked for two and either called and had the CM change it to a party of one or else just showed up and told them I was a party of one. There never seems to be any rhyme or reason to it either. I go to WDW several times a year and at least 2-3 of those trips are solo (my husband is not as big a Disney fan as I am). Some trips I have no trouble getting tables for one online, then the next trip I will, then the next I won't. Artist Point and Jiko seem to the worst.
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