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Old 04-21-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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New dining reservation policy

Starting May 9th for reservations after June 24. Credit card will be required with a $10 per person charge if you are a no show and fail to cancel. The policy also applies to BBB, Studio 365 and the cabanas. Here is the link
http://www.wdwinfo.com/disneyland/pr...ce=twitterfeed
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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I think it's a great idea. Keeps seats open for people who actually will go.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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If you have to put a credit card down and there are financial consequences for not showing up, they should consider that a reservation and not a priority seating. If I have to pay if I don't show, then I think the restaurant should have a table waiting for my reservation.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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If you have to put a credit card down and there are financial consequences for not showing up, they should consider that a reservation and not a priority seating. If I have to pay if I don't show, then I think the restaurant should have a table waiting for my reservation.
Disneyland dining changed from priority seating to reservations some time ago.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #6
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I'm so used to the Priority Seating language that I didn't even think to check to see if they still used it...they don't.

"Plan ahead and you may be able to save time waiting for a meal. Reservations may be arranged at many restaurants by contacting Disney Dining up to 60 days in advance."

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Old 04-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #7
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I'm a little surprised they are doing that. I always show up for my reservations, but I didn't think getting one was that hard. Or walking up, for that matter. I can see doing it for a few places. The idea makes sense, but I guess I'm suprised they felt the need to do this. Maybe they had more no shows and turned away guests than I realized.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:44 PM   #8
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I'm really glad they're doing this. Too many people skip out on their reservations keeping people who can actually use to res from getting it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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I know they've been doing this at WDW for a while so maybe someone who has been there knows, but how far in advance does it count as a proper "cancellation"? 24 hours? Just so long as you call ahead and cancel? I know that I've had dinner reservations and then after touring all morning and afternoon we decided we just wanted room service so I cancelled. Just curious to know the official time frame.
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:55 PM   #10
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Love this. There is no reason to skip out on a reservation. All it takes is a simple phone call (or email) to cancel. Even if they have empty tables and don't "need" to do this, I support it 100%.
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I know they've been doing this at WDW for a while so maybe someone who has been there knows, but how far in advance does it count as a proper "cancellation"? 24 hours? Just so long as you call ahead and cancel? I know that I've had dinner reservations and then after touring all morning and afternoon we decided we just wanted room service so I cancelled. Just curious to know the official time frame.
Looks like it's a 24 hour policy. But, I also heard WDW isn't super strict on collecting the $10 a person for missed reservations so maybe it'll be the same here. But the person who told me could be wrong. No way to know for sure unless someone has had a first hand experience with this.
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Looks like it's a 24 hour policy. But, I also heard WDW isn't super strict on collecting the $10 a person for missed reservations so maybe it'll be the same here. But the person who told me could be wrong. No way to know for sure unless someone has had a first hand experience with this.
Yeah, and obviously I'm sure when they take your information to make the reservation they'll explain it to you. Was just wondering
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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WDW had a policy like this last year. We didn't skip anything, but I've heard from others the fee is often waived. I've also heard if you are staying on property there and cancel through the hotel desk they waive the fee every time. This is not personal experience though.
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Not that I plan on canceling any reservations, but what about rain? We'd like to eat a Big Thunder BBQ this Thanksgiving as we did last year, but obviously will change that if it were to rain and that may not be something we know 24 hrs in advance. In that case, do you think it's better to just take our chances with a walk up instead of a reservation?

Thankfully I have plenty of time before our next trip to see how this is works out for folks.
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WDW had a policy like this last year. We didn't skip anything, but I've heard from others the fee is often waived. I've also heard if you are staying on property there and cancel through the hotel desk they waive the fee every time. This is not personal experience though.
That's good to know. I will be interested to see if that's the same for DLR.
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