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Old 03-02-2013, 07:54 AM   #16
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As others have said, your odds are VERY slim. Can I offer some alternatives?

Dinner with Cinderella and Friends at 1900 Park Fare. Cinderella, the Prince, the Stepmom and the Stepsisters are all there, and stop by for autographs and pictures. The Stepsisters are a hoot as they bicker and glare at Cinderella.

Or any meal (we like a late breakfast/brunch) at Aukerhaus in Epcot. FIVE princesses stop by for pictures and autographs.

At either of those meals, your daughter will fit right in if she chooses to wear a princess costume left over from Halloween. (Figure about 1/3 of the girls there are in costume.) She'll be called "Your Highness" or "Princess" by the princesses there.

Both of these count as only one meal on the DDP, should that matter to you.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:03 AM   #17
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Walk-in seating for Cinderella Royal Table?

Every time slots during our stay were booked. Is it possible to wait for it as a walk-in? Or do they allow it at all?

Would I have better chance with Breakfast?
Only if there is a cancellation. CRT books out, so if you walk up during your stay and get in its most likely a cancellation. Breakfast is the icon of CRT. Lunch and dinner were added later to provide more opportunties for guest. Before they were introduced CRT was a real nightmare. I perceive the CRT Breakfast to be the most popular of the three dining offerings, especially the time prior to the park opening.

I don't know when you are traveling but if this is real important you should try everyday to attempt to grab a cancellation, since peoples plans change. People have medical situtations, job loss, inability to make payments, etc, so cancellation occur. If staying club level, let the IPO know and the CM will try to get it for you. We had an IPO make a mistake with CRT and when they tried to correct it was booked. Prior to our trip they were able to snag a cancellation. I would recommend making an alternate ADR for this time slot and then keep trying to get CRT.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:17 AM   #18
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In 2010, I had early dinner reservations for CRT at 4:00 pm on our first MK day. We had done BBB with my daughter and niece, and Pirates league with my son and three nephews. About 5 days earlier I had confirmed my reservation, we were on the DDP. When we got there, they could not find our reservation. I had the printed confirmation number and still they told us we were out of luck. I was in tears. When the manager looked us up on the computer, and saw that I had twelve days of reservations, he tried to help us (previously he had tried to turn us away). First he said we could go around 7:30, but then he found a table for us (we were a party of 12). The CM that took our reservation failed to put our CC number for the guarantee (we didn't have to prepay because we were on the Dining Plan). It seems the night before, the system did a sweep and cancelled our reservation, and someone else must have snatched it. Our server told us he had never served walk-ins in the 13 years he had been working there....
This sort of thing happened to us back in May 2010 at Crystal Palace. The guy was extremely rude. When I said that I'd had these reservations for months, he rolled his eyes and said, "Ma'am I hear that all the time." I was mortified, incensed, you name it. But that guy wasn't budging. Wouldn't let me talk to a manager or anything.

I took my confirmation to our concierge at ASMusic, and she called the manager herself who told us to come back the next night around 7pm. We were seated immediately and treated quite well. The manager came to check on us multiple times and the guy who had turned us away came and apologized profusely. (I still dislike the guy.)
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:23 AM   #19
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with this place having to prepay for the meal-- very unlikly people will not be showing up
That was my thought. If people are being charged for the meal, not just a credit card guarantee would seem very unlikely that there would be no shows. Its one thing to lose $10 pp for a credit card guarantee, another to lose the cost of the meal.

Experiences before the guarantee change might not be relevant now.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:31 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the replies.

I now understand that it is a waste of time to walk-in and wait for a table.
Essentially it is just like magic if it ever ever happens.

That said, I kept on checking the Dining Reservation online and guess what?
I GOT IT!!!! The night I want, the time I want!!!!
Someone cancelled their booking!!!!

I am so happy now. Can't wait to be there!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:43 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the replies.

I now understand that it is a waste of time to walk-in and wait for a table.
Essentially it is just like magic if it ever ever happens.

That said, I kept on checking the Dining Reservation online and guess what?
I GOT IT!!!! The night I want, the time I want!!!!
Some one cancel their booking!!!!

I am so happy now. Can't wait to be there!!!!!!!!
Congratulations! Peoples plans change all the time, it's always worth it to keep checking, even sometimes the day before.
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