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Old 06-06-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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Be Our Guest Restaurant Tips, Please

Hi everyone,

I would loved to dine at Be Our Guest for dinner in October. I can never get a reservation no matter how many months out I try to book.

Does anyone have any tips for this?

We are going at 4pm to MK because that's what time Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween permits us to enter the park. So we don't want to waste too much time in line to eat. How long is the wait with no reservation?
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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Talking Here is an option...

I have not tried this but have heard from a few sources you can request to be on a wait list the day of and SOMETIMES they are able to work through the list. However you would need to get on the wait list first thing that morning. I hope it works out. Have fun on your trip.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:36 AM   #3
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I would try one of two things...(1) try calling one or two days out from the day you want to go to try and get in on someones cancellation...this is the window they'll cancel if they can't go for whatever reason to avoid paying the per person cancellation fee if they don't, or (2) just walk up to the kiosk, if it's not crowded by the bridge you may get lucky and get a walk in, especially if your flexible with when you want to eat...we were lucky enough to get in this way during one of our visits

Good luck

Oh, and just keep calling (although this is time consuming), you never know if you call at the right time you could get lucky
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:55 AM   #4
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1) When you get close to 45 days when people have to pay off packages start looking often. When folks can't go at all and cancel they also will cancel dining to avoid fees.

2) I have good luck on tough ones at 1-2 am. Maybe they dump cancels at night.

3) Never give up towards end, I've twice canceled it week of. And found some good ones last minute.
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We booked in May for Oct (so past the 180-day deadline). I've since gotten both BoG and 'Ohana by just obsessively checking... As in 20-25 times every day obsessively checking.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:39 PM   #6
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We booked in May for Oct (so past the 180-day deadline). I've since gotten both BoG and 'Ohana by just obsessively checking... As in 20-25 times every day obsessively checking.
LOL

Thank you! I will keep checking!

How is the dinner there? Any good? Worth the trouble?
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:04 PM   #7
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we had reservations last year on a MVMCP night. Our reservation was for 6:30. There was a couple behind us in line that had no reservations, and they were able to get in without much of a wait. It is possible to get in without a reservation. Good luck!!
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:06 PM   #8
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The food was pretty good. The french onion soup was delicious. Of course the atmosphere is amazing.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:25 PM   #9
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I have not tried this but have heard from a few sources you can request to be on a wait list the day of and SOMETIMES they are able to work through the list. However you would need to get on the wait list first thing that morning. I hope it works out. Have fun on your trip.
I have never heard of a wait list for BOG. It would seem that if it existed someone would have mentioned it in the many threads here asking how to get into BOG without a reservation. At dinner you could walk up and wait if BOG is accepting walk ups, but that doesn't involve being put on a wait list in the morning. What are the sources where you've heard this?

To the OP:

BOG is the most difficult dinner reservation to get currently so most often the suggestions are to be persistent and keep checking online multiple times a day to see if a cancellation or more reservations are released to the system.

Because you are dining on a party day the amount of time available will be limited. Most would recommend not wasting valuable party time in a TS restaurant so you will probably want a reservation no later than 5:00. Earlier if you plan to line up for one of the rare characters because the lines often start around 5:30 or 6:00, again to reduce the amount of time in line during the party.

Another option is to subscribe to the October cancellation thread:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3251536

As a last resort you could try walking up, but there is no guarantee that you will be seated. It would depend on how busy it is, how many in your party and if they are accepting walk ins that day.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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We booked in May for Oct (so past the 180-day deadline). I've since gotten both BoG and 'Ohana by just obsessively checking... As in 20-25 times every day obsessively checking.
This exact thing worked for me too. Didn't get Ohana or BOG at 180 day mark. Shortly after I found Ohana. And as with Kalea, I checked many times a day for BOG...when I worked from home I just kept refreshing the query, and wham...a time popped up.

Good luck. Hope you find one.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:52 PM   #11
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I just got BOG reservations for 845 on one of the nights we are there in Nov!! I just put in the date and dinner and it popped up and I GRABBED it! I have tried and tried prior to now with no luck.
Keep trying!
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:24 AM   #12
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I just got BOG reservations for 845 on one of the nights we are there in Nov!! I just put in the date and dinner and it popped up and I GRABBED it! I have tried and tried prior to now with no luck.
Keep trying!
That's awesome! Have a magical time

I will keep trying. However, the server is always busy! I can't even book for anything. Anyone have this problem too?
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:38 AM   #13
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Keep in mind that BOG closes at 7 pm on party nights. I did not realize I scheduled our two MK days on MVMCP days. When I called to try to get the ressie the CM gave me the heads up. I was able to switch one of our days to a non-MVMCP day, and scored a BOG ressie a couple days later.

Keep checking, but keep in mind there are less ressies on party days! Good luck!
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:56 PM   #14
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I keep trying for august. Just keep trying. In the meantime I have another one lines up I can cancel if I get bog..
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:46 AM   #15
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I just kept trying a couple of times a day for an ADR in September. A week ago, one just popped up.

So keep trying and Good Luck!!
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