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Old 06-21-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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Adding someone late in the game

Just found out that a friend who lives in Orlando would like to go to Epcot with us this Tuesday. We have an ADR for Biergarten at 1p for a party of 6. Do you think there will be any problem adding her and making it a party of 7?

She's from Germany so maybe that will get me some brownie points....lol
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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I just checked at there are openings for parties of 7 at the Biergarten next week, so I would go ahead and make the new ADR for the maximum number of people that might join you. It's easier to show up with fewer people, opposed to adding someone at check-in. There is always the chance that the restaurant is full or will convert you to a walk-up.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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1) Disney is getting wise to the "but, they decided to join us".
2) People can't always get the ADR they want.
3) So, they under-count to get a table.
4) Then, they show up with "unexpected" additional people.
5) In a team meeting, CM's have been told to warn guests against this.
6) If there is room, WDW will not turn away revenue.
7) But, if busy, they will turn away the additions.
8) Go ahead any arrive with the extras, if you like.
9) Just be prepared to have someone stand around while you eat.

NOTE1: The exception to the above is Tusker House. They have made a
local policy that no one with an ADR gets turned away, even if they are
packed. They will find a way to fit you in, even if a) you are late for ADR,
b) you show up with more people than on the ADR, c) you even show up
2-3 hrs late for the ADR.The eatery wants to be more guest-sensitive.

NOTE2: It is far easier going from an odd-number to an even number,
such as from 7-people to 8-people, than adding a person to an even
number of diners, such as going from 6-people to 7-people. Adding an
odd person can mean adding a table, and this might not be possible.
Going from an odd-to-even might only mean adding a chair or using an
empty seat. So, if going from even-to-odd, you might not get the extra
person a seat.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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If you can modify the reservation now then I would do this so that you are guaranteed to get everyone in. If there is no availabity to add an extra guest via the reservation system then see if you can create a reservation for "1" so that at least everyone is accounted for (and hopefully they can sit everyone together)
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