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Old 06-05-2013, 10:14 AM   #16
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We plan on doing the Candlelight Package as well, but after our poor experience this morning trying to make ADRs, I'm anxious that we'll lose out on a package, too. Have others had a hard time securing the package in the past?
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #17
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Question, I have a TS booked during the time frame needed for the 6:45 CP show on the day I want. But there was VERY little to choose from. When the CP packages are released, does more dining options typically open up? Just curious cause where I'm booked isn't my first, second, nor third choice.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #18
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Yes and I would expect that Le Cellier isn't going to be one of the participating restaurants. I booked it this morning for our December trip and there was PLENTY of slots available, unlike in years past.
Question (to make sure I did this right). I was told they are not booking CP yet. Did I do something wrong? I did make an Epcot dinner reservation, but they said the date wasn't open yet. I wanted 12/7.

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:27 AM   #19
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We plan on doing the Candlelight Package as well, but after our poor experience this morning trying to make ADRs, I'm anxious that we'll lose out on a package, too. Have others had a hard time securing the package in the past?
^^^wondering the same myself!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:30 AM   #20
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Your plan will definitely work. Yes, it's a long day - perhaps keep the evening before an easy one then the next morning low key. Doing the CP dinner package may allow you to go back to your room mid-day to rest and freshen up.

At least it won't be HOT!
That's true, it should be good weather! We are going to sleep in the next day and do MVMCP, so we could handle the full day.

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:12 AM   #21
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My experience with the CP package is to have 3 different options open so you can get the cp on the night you want and maybe not quite your #1 dining. We did a new place last year -- my 3rd choice actually -- and loved it so much is will be my #1 choice this year.
As far as length, seems to me it runs an hour. I guess I don't check my watch. Lines: the CMs will direct you as you get to the front of the line. There is no separate que for packages but don't fret. We have a good time in lines listening to all the conversations around us. Last year we had a service/rescue dog and its owner by us and learned alot.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:25 AM   #22
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My experience with the CP package is to have 3 different options open so you can get the cp on the night you want and maybe not quite your #1 dining. We did a new place last year -- my 3rd choice actually -- and loved it so much is will be my #1 choice this year.
As far as length, seems to me it runs an hour. I guess I don't check my watch. Lines: the CMs will direct you as you get to the front of the line. There is no separate que for packages but don't fret. We have a good time in lines listening to all the conversations around us. Last year we had a service/rescue dog and its owner by us and learned alot.
Last year, on the day I went anyway, there was a separate queue for packages. The package line was on the far left side as you enter the theater, SB was on the far right. Are you saying you queued up in the SB line?
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:27 AM   #23
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Question (to make sure I did this right). I was told they are not booking CP yet. Did I do something wrong? I did make an Epcot dinner reservation, but they said the date wasn't open yet. I wanted 12/7.

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You made an ADR since the packages haven't been released yet. When they are released you will have to cancel your ADR and book the package.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #24
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You made an ADR since the packages haven't been released yet. When they are released you will have to cancel your ADR and book the package.
I'm confused by the post you quoted as well, but just wanted to clearly say (to that poster) that a regular ADR can't be turned into a CP package ADR, in case that poster was thinking that. So it's a fine plan to make an ADR if you don't care about the CP and just want to ensure you have somewhere to go for dinner, but if the thought is to change it into the package, that is not possible.
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YES.. waiting for them to be released... want Dec 10 last show...
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Yes and I would expect that Le Cellier isn't going to be one of the participating restaurants. I booked it this morning for our December trip and there was PLENTY of slots available, unlike in years past.
It's also my guess that Le Cellier will not be available for the packages at all, based on their dropping dinner from the packages last year after it went signature. Now, the restaurant is signature all the time.
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I'm confused by the post you quoted as well, but just wanted to clearly say (to that poster) that a regular ADR can't be turned into a CP package ADR, in case that poster was thinking that. So it's a fine plan to make an ADR if you don't care about the CP and just want to ensure you have somewhere to go for dinner, but if the thought is to change it into the package, that is not possible.
I was confused about this as well. I was reading some info on another Disney website and the way it reads is that you can book an ADR for a restaurant then later convert it to a Candlelight ADR. I'm glad you clarified that this is in fact not possible to do. You can't go online right now and book an ADR, then when the Candlelight bookings get release convert that existing ADR to the Candlelight package. I didn't think this could be done. Basically if you want to dine with the Candlelight package you have to wait until they are released and book your dining then.
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I was confused about this as well. I was reading some info on another Disney website and the way it reads is that you can book an ADR for a restaurant then later convert it to a Candlelight ADR. I'm glad you clarified that this is in fact not possible to do. You can't go online right now and book an ADR, then when the Candlelight bookings get release convert that existing ADR to the Candlelight package. I didn't think this could be done. Basically if you want to dine with the Candlelight package you have to wait until they are released and book your dining then.
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Hi all! I too am hoping for a CP dining package sometime the first week in December. I just tried to make an ADR at CRT this morning and ran across having to prepay for my meal if I wanted to make a reservation since I currently don't have a ddp package booked. My plan was to only do the dining plan if it was free and to do oop food otherwise with my only TS being CRT and CP package.

I realize that as long as I cancel 24 hrs in advance for CRT I will get my money back, I just hate paying $148 dollars now for dinner in 6 months.

I just wondered if CP was the same way. Do you have to pay up front if you don't have ddp? If so, I may go ahead and make a reservation. If not...I need to decide what I want to do.
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Hi all! I too am hoping for a CP dining package sometime the first week in December. I just tried to make an ADR at CRT this morning and ran across having to prepay for my meal if I wanted to make a reservation since I currently don't have a ddp package booked. My plan was to only do the dining plan if it was free and to do oop food otherwise with my only TS being CRT and CP package.

I realize that as long as I cancel 24 hrs in advance for CRT I will get my money back, I just hate paying $148 dollars now for dinner in 6 months.

I just wondered if CP was the same way. Do you have to pay up front if you don't have ddp? If so, I may go ahead and make a reservation. If not...I need to decide what I want to do.
I made my ADRs two days ago. I did have to pay in full for the Spirit of Aloha Dinner show, just like CRT. I did not have to pay for my CP ADR. I did have to give a credit card number, though. I believe they charge you $10 per person if you are a no show or cancel without a 24 hr notice.
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