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Old 02-17-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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My BoG Roller Coaster Ride ;)

I've been checking for an ADR for BoG on the new website every so often for the past few weeks. (I know I could have tried calling but I wasn't super desperate, just thought if something happened to be open during our travel dates, I'd take it.)

Tonight, I nearly choked on my coffee when I plugged in my first date and found that 4:40 was available for our party! I immediately began the booking process with my heart pounding wildly (pretty intense for someone who wasn't "super desperate", right?). I was nearly finished when I had to put in the members of our party. I had made a reservation for 6 - two adults and 4 children. However, we also have an infant. I never thought about it until I had to "identify" the members of my party. My heart sank! I plugged in everyone except for the baby and am hoping he doesn't "count". I will call this week to find out, but does anyone know how this will affect my ability to keep this ADR?
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:13 PM   #2
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I know the baby counts because he/ she will take up space. Do call and see if they can accomodate you. Maybe in the meantime try booking for 7 people?
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, Dewdrop. That's what I was afraid of. I'll call tomorrow and hope for a little Disney magic.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:09 AM   #4
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On our last trip there were a couple of ressies where I could only get one for 4the instead of five. They never batted an eye when we showed with an infant. I think you'll be fine.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:16 AM   #5
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On our last trip there were a couple of ressies where I could only get one for 4the instead of five. They never batted an eye when we showed with an infant. I think you'll be fine.
I agree. I really don't think they will turn you away.
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When is your trip? I've been desesperatly trying, you are giving me hope!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:44 AM   #7
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They may turn you away. The restaurants have maximum capacity limits bassed on fire codes. The infants count in that maximum.
It sounds like BoG is near capacity all the time and it may be a safety issue.
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When is your trip? I've been desesperatly trying, you are giving me hope!!
We arrive on Memorial Day and will be there the next 9 days. We're 97 days out right now! Last week I tried one evening and got an availability on one of our days of 9:00... way too late for our kids, but it did give me hope! I read another thread where several people just kept trying online a few times a week (or, in one case, a few times a day) until they finally got a time. Definitely keep trying!
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I have a similar concern. We have a trip coming up next week. First it was a group of 11, then 13, now 15. I was able to rebook everything but BOG and Chef Mickey's. The late bookers are fine with missing BOG, but the Chef Mickey meal is a birthday meal for my nephew. I was able to rebook when the party switched to 13, but not again at 15. Two of the people are infants, so we're hoping something can be worked out. We'll hold them on our laps if necessary (which I realize doesn't solve fire code problem). Best I've been able to come up with is a second ressie for 4, but it's an hour later than the group one.

We are staying at BLT, so we'll probably walk over to CM our first day and plead our case (meal is last day).
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The baby counts. They will most likely let you in with the baby but there is an outside chance they won't.
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I wouldn't worry about a thing. Just show up with and ask for a high chair in addition to your table of six. You will be accommodated.
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Last March we went to 1900PF and had an extra infant -I didn't include him because I hadn't expected him to be born yet! (My sister who lives in Orlando was joining us, and wasn't due for another week, but baby had surprised everyone a few weeks early) It wasn't any problem to add him when we checked in at the host stand (almost 20 minutes late, but that's a whole 'nother story, lol!)

It wouldn't hurt to keep checking online, but if you can't get anything just ask when you get there, chances are it will be fine.
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